Hooded Hookbeak


This peculiar animal resembles a kite some 1-2 metres in length, with strong, stumpy claws tipping its outermost points, and a long tail. Its most prominent feature is the massive hooked beak that gives it its name. The hooded hookbeak cannot fly, but glides noiselessly. It perches on a high place awaiting prey, then glides down upon it. Smaller prey will find itself wrapped in the hookbeak's muscular embrace and either torn to shreds by the beak or simply crushed. The monster will also attack larger prey, dropping over its head like a hood (hence the name) blinding and suffocating it with it's wings, strangling with its tail, all the while mauling it with claws and beak. The Hooded Hookbeak is slow and clumsy on the ground, or while climbing, but its flexible form and dark colouration makes it a master of concealment, and its prey is usually taken completely unaware. The Hooded Hookbeak is obviously related to the larger and even more dangerous Skairai.

STR

10

DEX

18

+24

CON

15

+10

BOD

9

-2

INT

3

-7

EGO

3

-14

PRE

10

COM

6

-2

PD

2

ED

3

SPD

3

+2

REC

5

END

30

STUN

21

total

11

OCV

6

(+4)

DCV

6

ECV

1

POWERS

10

1/2 d6 HKA (bite) 1+1 d6 with STR

4

+10 STR (only for Grab, -1, No figured CHA, -1/2)

12

Concealment (13-), Stealth (13-, not usable on ground, -1/2)

8

+4 OCV with Grab

6

+2 to all PER rolls (12-)

18

4d6 HA NND (+1), defense is contained breathing, Continous (+1) Head must be successfully grabbed first (-1/2), STR does not add (-1/2)

20

2d6 Flash, Continous (+1), linked to NND (-1/2), Head must be grabbed (-1/2)

8

8" Gliding

-4

-2" Running

82

Total powers and skills

93

Total creature cost

50+

DISADVANTAGES

15

Physical limitation - no fine manipulation

10

Physical limitation - slow and clumsy on ground (1/2 DCV)

25

Distinctive features - Predator (not concealable, extreme reaction)

10

Hunted 8- (by adventurers)

-17

Leaping and smothering bonus (minus)