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Thursday, September 26, 2013

New Palladium Creature: Arbolite the furry lizard

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Arbolite the furry lizard
Description: A two legged upright warm blooded lizard with a colorful coat (reds and oranges) that trails down a large portion of its scaly back. They stand about 9 feet tall and 4 feet wide. Their usual tone of skin is brown and green hues with blue and purple or brown and green highlights around the eyes and lips. They have razor sharp teeth, claws and talons. These creatures are known for being excellent hunters and jumpers.
Alignment: Anarchist but can be manipulated (trained in a gentler behavior)
The Eight Attributes: I.Q.: 2D8, M.E.: 3D6, M.A.: 3D6, P.S.: 3D6, P.P.: 4D6 (very dangerous!), P.E.: 3D6, P.B.: 1D8, Spd.: 3D6+20
Hit Points: 3D6
S.D.C.: 45
Natural A.R.: 12 (thick select fur and skin)
Horror Factor: 8
P.P.E.: 2D6
I.S.P.: 1D6
Natural Abilities: Sense heat and great sense of smell +20% track human if the target is within a mile (two if downwind). As a pack animal these creatures use a series of clicks with their tongues to communicate and orchestrate a fantastic attack. Their natural jump is 15 feet vertically and 20 feet horizontal. Their eyes are built to give them a keen night vision (1000 feet) and the pads on their feet allow for a almost no slip climb (75% climb)
Attacks per Melee: 3
  • Bite: 3D6
  • Fore Claw: 1D6
  • Foot Claw: 3D6
  • Head butt: 2D6 +PS bonus
Bonuses: +3 to strike
Magic: None
Psionics: None
Value: Alive: 1200; 2000 trained. Fur: 600, Meat: 0 to 100 (extremely sweet but smells to high heaven)
Average Life Span: 20 years, 8 month gestation, live birth (generally one).
Habitat: This warm blooded creature can be found in forests and plains near foothills. Generally they are used as pack animals or riding beasts by orcs, goblins or hobgoblins; some have even been seen with ogres.
Range: These creatures are found in almost everywhere there is a mountain range or foothills. They depend on the hills for hiding their nests though the nest tends to attract bees and insects that love nectar.
Size: 9 feet plus 1D6 inches for every 5 years of age.
Weight: 500 lbs. plus 3D10 lbs. for every 5 years of age.
Life Expectancy: 40 years though most do not live past 20 in the wilderness.
Notes: In their natural habitat these creatures are vicious killers and hunters but this creature respect a challenge and will follow the commands of those that break them without question. Over time the creature show devout loyalty and will attack those that would attack their new master. On another note, the creature has a keen sense of smell and will sniff out fruit, sugar (candy) or honey that generally can be safely consumed by humanoids within a one mile radius.

1 comment:

Jayson said...

Drop the ME, MA and PE down a bit. This would make them feel less humanoid and more animal-like. Do they hunt in packs? If this is the case then don't drop their MA.