The impression I get is that what looks like a chin is actually the tip of some kind of snout, and that the actual mouth is just underneath there. Of course, that would mean the banshrae has to tip his head way back when he uses his blowgun, and would be staring up at the sky rather than his target.
[snip] and summoned little gust sprites to operate their blowguns.
first of all I have to say... I'm with the guy with the gun (dartgun) idea:P ...
second is that having no mouth, breathing would be a problem, and eating soooo I think I have a theory for everything!......
They use there telepethy/brain power to fire the darts, they breath through their skin like some insects do, and they taste with their feet like flies... still havent thought of how they eat what they taste though
If you can't ask the person who wrote 'blowgun' there and you can't figure it out-- I suggest just giving them a different weapon with the same stats.
Yes, I agree completely! Let's take all the fun out of the monster to put some semblance of realism in this fantasy game of ours.
Well, if the entirity of your fun in D&D comes from monsters using weapons that their specific monsterous qualities prevent them from being able to use... I have to say you are WAY too focused on that particular detail.
No I just write it off as a creature that very essence is made of magic and doesn't follow our views of reality or biology.
That's a crap reply and you know it.
It isn't a matter of expecting it to follow reality or biology. We have accepted that somehow it is a human-like creature that simply doesn't have a mouth preventing it from breathing, speaking, etc. This is all perfectly okay.
The problem is that what is written on the paper SPECIFICALLY ignores that the rule of reality and biology we have accepted being broken for this monster is in fact broken.
Now, whether something breaks biological rules or not, we should still be able to VISUALIZE what the game is saying is going on. What exactly does a creature with no mouth using a blowgun look like?
Furthermore, why is it a blowgun? Just about any other weapon would be more supportive of accepting that biology is being broken here and the monster has no mouth.
It is like they make a big deal about the creature having no mouth just to change it all with the typing of one word which conveys "ha-ha-ha!! Just kidding, of COURSE they have mouths!"
The entry does not specifically state that they have no mouth, just that they have no way to sing or use wind instruments.