Kurjat


The Kurjat is a creature about the size of a man that inhabits the coniferous forests of northern Gorgamelle. Slightly larger than a man, it is instantly recognisable by its peculiar gait, since it has hindquarters that are far larger and more muscled than its forequarters. These enable it to jump prodigiously and it can run at great speed on its hind legs, with its forelegs tucked up against its chest, although only for short distances. Normally it progresses more slowly, on all fours. It can also stand up on its hind legs, enabling it to browse the lower branches of trees It rarely has to flee predators, however, since it lives on the leaves of conifers and concentrates toxins in its fat, giving its meat a pungent smell. It can also spit a foul smelling and sticky "gob" very accurately if threatened. The Kurjat can even eat the leaves of the Swordtree, since it has a long snout, and its front teeth protrude out, almost forming a beak. Its long head is capped by a pair of droopy ears. The Kurjat is not poisonous, but its flesh is foul, and it is hunted almost exclusively by the Olmai for its coat, which is golden and either dappled (the lesser Kurjat) or striped (the greater, or mountain, Kurjat) with fawn or brown.

STR

15

+10

DEX

14

+12

CON

14

+8

BOD

12

+4

INT

4

-6

EGO

4

-12

PRE

8

-2

COM

10

PD

4

+1

ED

3

SPD

3

+6

REC

6

END

28

STUN

27

Total

+21

OCV

5

DCV

5

ECV

1

POWERS

10

+2d6 HA (Kick)

6

+6" Superleap (9" total move)

6

+3" Running (9" total move)

8

+2 to Hearing or Smell PER rolls

13

Flash attack (spitting gummy "glob" into opponent's face, 3 uses, -1 1/4)

43

Total powers and skills

64

Total creature cost

50+

DISADVANTAGES

15

Physical limit. No fine manipulation

-1

Sticky gob-spitter bonus (minus)