My entry for the Rift colossus contest.
Straugvoir emerges from the dead earth after a certain amount of explorers die within range of The Muerte Stone, accepting their deaths as sacrifice to bring about the reign of its darkness and terror. Using their bodies to reform its ancient body as it roots itself into the very ground they were slain upon and pulls its weapon out from the very depths of the nether plane, where it had been awaiting its master. The weapon can sting just as well as it cuts through flesh with a needle appendage that injects a strong poison into its opponent. The right hand is a mass of tendrals that opens up to expel a smog that effects the remaining warriors with various symptoms. The two largest tendrals dig through the ground and thrives upon the dead earth, allowing its reformation as large, taloned hands that stave off heroes from slaying their main body.
For as long as the creature stays alive, it summons its minions from the nether plane with the use of The Muerte Stone that glows red from the insignias that are embedded on it.
All hand drawn with .5 mm Mechanical Pencil