Umi Bozu (Sea Monk)
XVIII +500 gp
The Umi Bozu is a giant, found lurking in the seas. They have shadow black skin, and rounded hairless heads. They appear suddenly at night to waylay and attack passing ships.
Usually only their head and shoulders will appear above the water, leading to some speculation of their lower half. Some claim they serpentine in form below the waist, while others claim they are giant humanoid creatures. Some claim they are the spirits of monks that have drowned at sea. While others maintain that they are in fact just sea monsters that make their lairs in caverns deep below the sea.