Strangletail


Also called the forest hangman, this odd creature is about the size of a man, with straggly grey fur, streaked with white and black. Its legs are short and bowed, tipped with sturdy yellow claws, it has a long, snuffling snout and enormous yellow eyes, but its most notable feature is its enormous, hairless tail, about twice the length of its body. This tails is muscular and prehensile, allowing the creature to progress rapidly through the branches of temperate or tropical forests where it makes its home. The strangletail lies in wait on the upper side of a thick branch and prey passing in reach, usually below, are seized by its powerful tail - normally by the neck - and throttled. The strangletail is most active by twilight, when it is all but invisible, but they can see well in darkness and are active in dimly lit areas at all times. In bright sunlight, they hide in large nests in the upper branches, where they drag their prey to devour them.

STR

15

+10

DEX

11

+3

CON

13

+6

BOD

14

+8

INT

4

-6

EGO

4

-12

PRE

10

COM

10

PD

3

ED

3

SPD

3

+9

REC

6

END

26

STUN

29

Total

18

OCV

4

+8 (tail grab)

DCV

4

ECV

1

POWERS

5

+5 STR (no figured CHA, only for grab, -1)

15

3d6 HA NND, continous. Protection is not needing to breathe or resistant defences on neck, only if grab hits head location (-1), STR does not add (-1/2), Linked to STR (-1/2)

20

1d6 HKA, reduced penetration (2 x 1d6 HKA with STR) - claws

16

+8 OCV with tail grab

11

Extra limb (tail) + 2" stretching (with tail only, -1/2)

5

Discriminatory smell

8

+ 4 with Sight perception

10

Stealth, concealment (both 13-)

-8

-2" swimming (0") and -2" running (4")

69

Total powers and skills

87

Total Creature cost

50+

DISADVANTAGES

15

Physical limitation - no fine manipulation

15

Distinctive features - (not concealable)

10

Hunted 8- (by hunters, of course!)

10

Physical limitation - poor vision (-5 to sight PER. in bright light)

-13

Forest strangler bonus (minus)