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Off Topic Fun / Re: give me a prompt and let's see what happens
« on: February 26, 2024, 06:56:42 PM »
catzilla :D

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September 1776 / Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« on: February 26, 2024, 06:55:32 PM »
"The bodies...of your dead.  And anything...that wanders...into our...territory."

Cannons expression conveys a mixture of contempt, and 'could I sell this?'

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September 1776 / Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« on: February 25, 2024, 06:23:32 PM »
"We...will agree...to move...to the...mountains.  If...tribute...is provided."

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September 1776 / Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« on: February 22, 2024, 07:10:32 PM »
"After recent events, I think we're well past keeping it a secret."

"For once, James is correct.  We'll need to find a way to earn one another's trust.  Establish some rules."

"We could simply arm the populace and take them now that we know they're there."

"Impulsive as ever James.  You don't know how many of them there are, and you would have to confront them on their home turf in the tunnels below the city.  They'd eat you alive.  And they can convert your people if necessary to replenish losses. We might be forced to intervene to prevent both populations from being slaughtered."

"Only because you need to use them for your own ends."

"And you aren't doing the same?"

"Careful...I might get impulsive again."

the ghoul finally speaks

"This...seems...pointless.  We...make..peace now...or...everyone dies."

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Uncle Kittie's Hopefully Humorous Guide to Abominations / Re: Cinematica
« on: February 21, 2024, 08:53:54 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrZkcVndaN0

Frank Douglas?
                      Large Giant
Hit Dice:             4d8+28 (46 hp)
Initiative:           -1
Speed:                30 ft. (6 squares)
Armor Class:          16 (-1 Size, -1 Dex, +8 Natural), touch 8, flat-footed 16
Base Attack/Grapple:  +3/+12
Attack:               Slam +7 melee (1d4+5 plus radiation)
Full Attack:          2 Slams +7 melee (1d4+5 plus radiation)
Space/Reach:          10 ft./10 ft.
Special Attacks:      Radioactive Touch, Frightful Presence, Improved Grab, Radioactive Field 20 ft.
Special Qualities:    Darkvision 60 ft., Immune to Radiation, DR 10/-
Saves:                Fort +11, Ref +0, Will +0
Abilities:            Str 21, Dex 9, Con 24, Int 8, Wis 8, Cha 6
Skills:               Listen +1, Move Silently +2, Spot +1
Feats:                Endurance, Diehard
Environment:          Any
Organization:         Unique?
Challenge Rating:     8 (9 once it gains it's Radioactive Field)
Treasure:             None
Alignment:            Neutral
Advancement:          5-6 HD (Large), 7-12 HD (Huge)
Level Adjustment:     ---

"Looks like some kind of a burn.  But it didn't touch his hair or his clothes."

In 1965 a space capsule re-entered Earth's atmosphere (possibly without it's occupant), somewhere near the long cursed city of Chicago.  A helicopter pilot who finds the capsule (which is mysteriously too small to have a human on board) is immediately murdered while on the radio with the local military, who are so poor they have to drive their own personal vehicles.  They describe the body as "mangled in a way no one had ever seen before", which implies the local police have long made friends with hyperbole.  He is further described as 'shrivelled and burned", though this is not displayed on the body what so ever.  Clearly something is afoot with the local water supply.

The forensics is handled by a local laboratory in bed with the space force, and it is their humble opinion that the capsules astronaut, Frank Douglas, has not only survived the crash, but is now a highly radioactive killing machine.  Their evidence for this is....umm...well, they have no evidence, it's really just something the lab tech pulled out of his butt.  Pretty soon a monster (okay, a tall ugly guy) begins murdering every monsters favorite prey: horny teenagers in their early 30's.  And, of course, anyone who indiscriminately wanders into it's sight.  Inexplicably, the murders cease for 8 weeks, and the local lab claims the radiation from the 10 foot tall, 400 pound monster turns people's blood to powder.  How they know this, given that the monster has left no witnesses is anyone's guess.  The lab also casually admits that one of their own, Dr. Logan, gave Frank injections to help him resist radiation.  It has some side effects, such as 'gigantism', which, if cured, results in the patients death.  Well, wtf Dr. Logan?

As it turns out, Dr. Logan had been keeping the monster sedated in his lab.  How he accomplishes this with no physical abilities or personal protective equipment at all is not explained.  He'd hoped to cure 'Frank', but the giant escapes one night when Dr. Logan is late coming home, and the sedatives wear off.  Dr. Logan is not only incompetent, he is unable to explain to the other scientists why he told them nothing of this until the escape.  The new antidote he made works, but wears off quicker each time it is administered, and Frank's radioactivity is growing stronger.  He will soon contaminate a 50 mile radius.  Again, how they know this is not clear.  A state of emergency is declared, and the hunt is on for the deformed giant, who goes unseen despite leaving a trail of radioactive bodies.

Coming up with the brilliant idea of leaving Geiger counters in random spots, it is estimated the lethal range of the giant now extends out to 20 to 25 feet.  Escaping into the sewers ((apparently old Frank hasn't completely lost his mind), he is pursued by the authorities in untested PPE, and carrying a 'decontaminating spray that reduces radiation.'  Casual reader, these are braver fools than I.  But to their surprise, the monster and his radiation simply disappear, only for Frank Douglas to be  found 8000 miles away with amnesia.  In a boat.  The monster (assuming it's not simply a mass hallucination), is a tall, balding, lanky man with a deformed face.  Said to be 10 foot tall, and weigh over 400 lbs. he is clearly neither of those things.  IF he can talk, he chooses not to.  He simply wanders aimlessly, taking out anything he sees.

Radioactive Touch (Ex): Any creature Frank touches must make a Save against Radiation (Note that while this works mechanically like poison, Immunity to poison doesn't protect you from it.  Immunity to Radiation does.  Contact, DC 19 Fortitude Save (Save DC is Con based), Initial damage 2d6 permanent Con drain, Secondary damage is death.  Anything he touches is irradiated as well, and anything else touching what Frank has touched must make a DC 19 Fortitude Save (Save DC lowers by -1 for each passing week) or succumb to 2d6 Permanent Con drain as well.  This drops to 1d8 Con when the Save DC drops to 15.  It falls to 1d6 when the DC reaches 12. 1d3 when it reaches DC 10.

Frightful Presence (Ex): Frank can inspire terror by charging or attacking. Creatures within 30 feet of Frank who have less Hit Dice than him (or any amount of HD if they know about his radioactivity) must succeed on a DC 14 Will save or become shaken, remaining in that condition as long as they remain with 30 feet of Frank. The save DC is Charisma-based, with a +4 Racial Bonus.  Creatures who Save succeeds are immune to Frank's Frightful Presence for 25 hours.

Improved Grab (Ex): To use this ability, Frank must hit with a Slam attack. He can then attempt to start a grapple as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity.

Radioactive Field (Ex): Franks radioactivity increases throughout the film, and at some point simply being near him is deadly.  In addition to his touch attack, any creature within 20 feet of him must
make a save to avoid the radiation's effects: Contact, DC 19 Fortitude Save (Save DC is Con based), Initial damage 2d6 Con, Secondary damage is death.  The Save DC increases by +1 each round a creature remains within the area of effect.

Combat: Frank (or whatever he is), plods along at a slow walk, grabbing anything he can get close to.  He's not what you'd call a tactical genius.



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September 1776 / Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« on: February 20, 2024, 08:28:36 PM »
"Yes and no.  We bartered with the ones you called ghouls for their services and agreed to help them found their own separate living quarters under neath this city so they could live unseen by the rest of you.  That went well until you invaded them."


Cannon pipes up "You forget to mention the ambitions of your friend there.  Expanding his population at the expense of ours."

"We were in the process of dealing with that."

"No doubt you'd have some success eventually, after you had no more use for them."

"We prevented open war between the two of you.  Be grateful for that."

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September 1776 / Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« on: February 16, 2024, 08:58:44 PM »
"Unknown.  It's never been tried before without things going wrong.  One party always gets ... ambitious."


He stares pointedly at the ghoul as he says this, and on looking you recognize the ghoul lord as the one you've nearly put down a few times.  Steady meals have bulked him up quite a bit.  He looks at you and Heldin quickly turns to him.

"Nein."

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September 1776 / Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« on: February 14, 2024, 08:08:02 PM »
You are of the opinion Cannon and Heldin do not like each other.

"We are here to discuss how humanity and our underground...'friends' can live together peacefully.  We need to know what it will take to end the fighting, and what compromises you are willing to live with.  They are eaters of carrion, they do not need to interact with your people at all."


"Conveniently leaving out that they're your servants, and you need their aid."

"They still consider us human, that is, one of you.  Your aggression threatens our alliance as well."

"Aggression?  You know they're corruption infests those near them.  If they live among us, soon enough there won't be an us."

"I repeat, they don't need to interact with you at all.  They just want the corpses of your dead to eat.  Surely that's amenable, it's not like you do anything with them once  they're buried.  And it prevents a war."

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Cohle
                      Medium Undead
Hit Dice:             20d12 (130 hp)
Initiative:           +6
Speed:                30 ft. (6 squares)
Armor Class:          29 (+2 Dex, +5 Natural, +7 Armor, +5 Deflection), touch 17, flat-footed 27
Base Attack/Grapple:  +15/+17 (+19 w/belt)
Attack:               Touch +23 melee touch (Numbness) or Slam +23 melee (1d3+8 plus Numbness) or +5 Short Sword +24 melee (1d6+9/17-20) or +5 Hand Crossbow +22 ranged (1d4+5/17-20)
Full Attack:          Touch +23 melee touch (Numbness) or 2 Slams +23 melee (1d3+8 plus Numbness) or +5 Short Sword +24/+24/+19/+14 melee (1d6+9/17-20) or +5 Hand Crossbow +22 ranged (1d4+5/17-20)
Space/Reach:          5 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks:      Disturbing Speech, Numbing Touch, Sneak Attack +10d6
Special Qualities:    Darkvision 60 ft., undead traits, Limited Immortality, DR 15/Silver, +4 Turn Resistance, Immunities, Trapfinding, Evasion, Trap Sense +6, Uncanny Dodge, Improved Uncanny Dodge, Defensive Roll, Opportunist, Improved Evasion, Slippery Mind, True Seeing
Saves:                Fort +6, Ref +16, Will +8
Abilities:            Str 15 (19 w/belt), Dex 14, Con -, Int 14, Wis 14, Cha 18
Skills:               Appraise +10, Balance +12, Bluff +14, Climb +10 (+12 w/belt), Decipher Script +12, Diplomacy +18, Disable Device +12, Forgery +12, Gather Information +16, Hide +15, Intimidate +16, Jump +12 (+14 w/belt), Knowledge (Arcana, History, Local, Religion) +10, Listen +15, Move Silently +15, Open Lock +12, Search +15, Sense Motive +15, Sleight of Hand +14, Spot +15, Swim +10 (+12 w/belt), Tumble +14, Use Magic Device +14, and Use Rope +10.
Feats:                Ability Focus (Disturbing Speech, Numbing Touch), Combat Reflexes, Improved Initiative, Savvy Rogue (Complete Scoundrel, abilities included in statblock), Telling Blow (PHBII), Weapon Finesse
Environment:          Any
Organization:         Unique
Challenge Rating:     22
Treasure:             See below
Alignment:            Neutral Evil
Advancement:          By Character Class (Rogue)
Level Adjustment:     +4

The being known as Cohle began life as a humble Sheriff's deputy, with one small wrinkle: he'd been born with a rare gift of second sight.  He saw things no one else could, which led to a lot of trouble before a caster figured out the truth.  Once his ability was discovered, his family pushed him into being a lawman, figuring he'd do well in the field (and incidentally promote the family name).

It was a disillusioning job for Cohle, and swiftly took a toll on his physical and mental health.  Corruption was everywhere, and when he stamped some out, it arose elsewhere, always looking to ensnare him.  At some point he snapped, and lived long enough to see himself become the villain.  Slaughtering those who would blackmail or otherwise compel him to do their bidding, Cohle forged a criminal empire and cult of personality like few the world has seen (well, his part of the world anyway).  Foreseeing his own death, he began to study Lichdom and other methods of extending one's life past death, but not being a caster didn't fit the bill.  So he commissioned casters and alchemists of every stripe to create a form of Lichdom that would apply to him. 

By the time his death arrived, he had plans laid.  In a magical ritual, his heart was removed, and placed in a vat of chemicals at an undisclosed location.  The toxic by product from the chemicals that give him life is toxic to living beings, and is responsible for the phenomenon known as the Florida Dead, as his main research and development facilities were hidden in the Florida swamps.

Cohle appears as a stiff, leathery skinned man, with long, balding black hair,  He has a drooping mustache, and unnaturally black eyes.  He appears to be human from  a distance, but up close the chemical smell and odd appearance gives him away.  Cohle speaks Common, Undercommon, Thieve's Cant and Infernal.

Disturbing Speech (Su):  Something is creepy and disturbing about Cohle's voice, making people uncomfortable to listen to him.  On any round Cohle speaks, he can use this ability as a Free Action if he chooses to.  Any nearby creature capable of hearing Cohle's voice (this is a Sonic, Mind-affecting Fear Effect) must make a DC 26 Willpower Save (Save DC is Cha based) or be Shaken for as long as Cohle continues to speak.  Unlike most abilities of this sort, succeeding in a Saving Throw does not render you immune to this ability for 24 hours.

Numbing Touch (Su): Any living creature touching, or touched by, Cohle must make a DC 26 Fortitude Save (Save DC is Cha based) or become Fatigued for 1 Minute.  IF they have to save a second time, and fail again, they become Exhausted for 1 Minute instead.  Subsequent hits do nothing until the Exhaustion wears off, whereupon this ability works again.

Sneak Attack (Ex):  Cohle’s attack deals extra damage any time his target would be denied a Dexterity bonus to AC (whether the target actually has a Dexterity bonus or not), or when the Cohle flanks his target. This extra damage is 10d6. Should Cohle score a critical hit with a sneak attack, this extra damage is not multiplied.

Ranged attacks can count as sneak attacks only if the target is within 30 feet.

With a sap (blackjack) or a Slam, Cohle can make a sneak attack that deals nonlethal damage instead of lethal damage. He cannot use a weapon that deals lethal damage to deal nonlethal damage in a sneak attack, not even with the usual -4 penalty.

Cohle can sneak attack only living creatures with discernible anatomies—undead, constructs, oozes, plants, and incorporeal creatures lack vital areas to attack. Any creature that is immune to critical hits is not vulnerable to sneak attacks. Cohle must be able to see the target well enough to pick out a vital spot and must be able to reach such a spot. Cohle cannot sneak attack while striking a creature with concealment or striking the limbs of a creature whose vitals are beyond reach.

Limited Immortality:  An integral part of Cohlebecoming a pseudo- lich is creating a one hour ritual conducted within 24 hours of his death that removes his heart. As a rule, the only way to get rid of him for sure is to destroy his heart. Unless his heart is located and destroyed, he reappears 1d10 days after his apparent death.

The ritual costs 120,000 gp and 4,800 XP to create and requires a caster level equal to that of its recipient at the time of creation. The removed heart is Diminutive and has 40 hit points, hardness 20, and a break DC of 40. Additionally, to maintain his body, Cohle must receive injections of an alchemical formula once every 10 days, or he suffers from a cumulative -1 penalty to all attack rolls, weapon damage rolls, saving throws, skill checks, and ability checks for each day that he goes without the formula.  If the penalty reaches -15 or greater, Cohle falls unconscious until he receives a dose.  He awakens with 1 Hit Die, and gains another Hit Die each day he receives a dose until he is back to full hit dice.

Immunities: Cohle is immune to Acid and Cold damage, polymorph, and mind-affectigng effects.

Trapfinding (Ex): Cohle can use the Search skill to locate traps when the task has a Difficulty Class higher than 20.

Finding a nonmagical trap has a DC of at least 20, or higher if it is well hidden. Finding a magic trap has a DC of 25 + the level of the spell used to create it.

Cohle can use the Disable Device skill to disarm magic traps. A magic trap generally has a DC of 25 + the level of the spell used to create it.

If Cohle beats a trap’s DC by 10 or more with a Disable Device check, he can study a trap, figure out how it works, and bypass it (with his allies) without disarming it.

Evasion (Ex): If Cohle makes a successful Reflex saving throw against an attack that normally deals half damage on a successful save, he instead takes no damage. Evasion can be used only if Cohle is wearing light armor or no armor. A helpless Cohle does not gain the benefit of evasion.

Trap Sense (Ex): Cohle has an intuitive sense that alerts him to danger from traps, giving him a +6 bonus on Reflex saves made to avoid traps and a +6 dodge bonus to AC against attacks made by traps.

Uncanny Dodge (Ex): Cohle retains his Dexterity bonus to AC even if he is caught flat-footed or struck by an invisible attacker. However, he still loses his Dexterity bonus to AC if immobilized.

Improved Uncanny Dodge (Ex):  Cohle can no longer be flanked.  This defense denies another rogue the ability to sneak attack Cohle by flanking him, unless the attacker has at least four more rogue levels than Cohle has hit dice.

Defensive Roll (Ex): Cohle can roll with a potentially lethal blow to take less damage from it than he otherwise would. Three times per day, when he would be reduced to 0 or fewer hit points by damage in combat (from a weapon or other blow, not a spell or special ability), Cohle can attempt to roll with the damage. To use this ability, Cohle must attempt a Reflex saving throw (DC = damage dealt). If the save succeeds, he takes only half damage from the blow; if it fails, she takes full damage. He must be aware of the attack and able to react to it in order to execute his defensive roll—if he is denied her Dexterity bonus to AC, he can’t use this ability. Since this effect would not normally allow a character to make a Reflex save for half damage, Cohle’s evasion ability does not apply to the defensive roll.

Opportunist (Ex): Once per round, Cohle can make an attack of opportunity against an opponent who has just been struck for damage in melee by another character. This attack counts as the Cohle’s attack of opportunity for that round.  Cohle can use the opportunist ability as many times per round as he can make attacks of opportunity, but no more than once per creature per round. Each use of the opportunist ability counts as an attack of opportunity.

Improved Evasion (Ex):
This ability works like evasion, except that while Cohle still takes no damage on a successful Reflex saving throw against attacks henceforth he takes only half damage on a failed save. A helpless Cohle does not gain the benefit of improved evasion.

Slippery Mind (Ex): If Cohle is affected by an enchantment spell or effect and fails his saving throw, he can attempt it again 1 round later at the same DC, with a +2 Competence Bonus. He gets only this one extra chance to succeed on his saving throw.

True Seeing (Su):  Cohle has a continuous true seeing ability, as the spell (caster level 20th).

Combat: Cohle prefers to use the criminal empire he has founded to attack opponents with.  Most of them will never realize Cohle exists, let alone that he's their true enemy.  Opponents who meet him have been successful beyond anyone's expectations, to the point he has decided to deal with them personally.  Even then Cohle will attack from ambush, with plenty of hirelings, or use some other methods of 'evening the odds' against his target.  If all else fails, he teleports out.

Equipment: +5 Keen, Speed, Ghost Touch Short Sword
+5 Arrow Deflection, Ghost Touch Leather Armor
+5 Ring of Protection
Ring of Regeneration
+5 Distance, Ghost Touch, Keen, Seeking, Thundering Hand Crossbow
Boots of the Winterlands
+4 Amulet of Mighty Fists
Belt of Giant Strength +4
2 Scrolls of Greater Teleport
240 GP
Most of this is figured into the statblock





Ring of Humankind
 Price (Item Level):2000 GP
 Body Slot: Ring
 Caster Level: 1st
 Aura: Faint; (DC:16) Illusion
 Activation: -
 Weight: -

This appears to be a dull ring made of some cheap metal. Any small or medium creature wearing one appears to be a human being (Small creatures appear to be human children). This is a Glamer affecting all 5 senses. When worn by a human, however... they appear to be another random human. An odd freaky human. Like someone with writhing animate hair. Or with scabs covering their entire body. All charisma based skills except intimidation are at -4. Intimidate skill checks get a +4 Circumstance bonus.

Prerequisites: Forge Ring, Disguise Self
Cost to Create: 1000 GP, 1 day, 80 XP


Ring of Humankind
Wondrous item, rare (requires attunement)

This appears to be a dull ring made of some cheap metal. Any small or medium creature wearing one appears to be a human being (Small creatures appear to be human children). This is an illusion affecting all 5 senses.

Curse. This item is cursed. Attuning to it curses you until you are targeted by a remove curse spell or similar magic. As long as you remain cursed, you cannot discard the ring, which immediately teleports back onto your hand. When worn by a human, they appear to be another random human. An oddly repulsive human.  All charisma based skill checks except intimidation have Disadvantage.


Cohle
"Well, here we are.  The not so secret lair.  How do you want  to do this?"

Wasn't Always A Bad Guy
"Might as well just walk on in."

"You can't knock?  How very rude of you gentlemen."

"Who are you?"

"And who owns this factory of death?"

"I'm the owner.  Call me Cohle, it's as meaningless as any other name you could use.  I guess you two don't know how much trouble you're in."

"We're always in trouble."

"It's our signature move really.  That and stopping bad men"

""The world needs bad men. We keep the other bad men from the door.""


Sugar.  Our Old Enemy.

"I don't suppose you'd like to tell us about the undead your factories create?"

"Or the true purpose of them.  We know the zombies are a side effect."

*Sure, sure.  But first, who might you be?*

"I'm Harlan Jurgsns, and this is  my assistant Jim."

"Thanks."

BAMF!

"Well crap.  I guess we at least blow the place up then?"

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Forest Fey
                      Large Fey
Hit Dice:             12d6+72 (114 hp)
Initiative:           +3
Speed:                40 ft. (8 squares)
Armor Class:          19 (-1 Size, -1 Dex, +11 Natural), touch 8, flat-footed 19
Base Attack/Grapple:  +6/+17
Attack:               Slam +12 melee (1d4+7) or Greatclub +12 melee (2d8+10) or Rock +4 ranged (2d6+7)
Full Attack:          2 Slams +12 melee (1d4+7) and 1 Bite +10 melee (1d4+3) or Greatclub +12/+7 melee (2d8+10) or Rock +4 ranged (2d6+7)
Space/Reach:          10 ft./10 ft.
Special Attacks:      Spell-Like Abilities, Improved Grab, Rock Throwing
Special Qualities:    Low-Light Vision, Darkvision 60 ft., Telepathy 100 ft., Scent
Saves:                Fort +11, Ref +7, Will +10
Abilities:            Str 24, Dex 8, Con 20, Int 12, Wis 15, Cha 18
Skills:               Climb +7, Concentration +15, Craft (any one) +11, Hide +9, Jump +7, Knowledge (Geography, Nature) +11, Listen +12, Move Silently +10, Search +11, Spot +12, Survival +12, Swim +7
Feats:                Great Fortitude, Improved Initiative, Improved Toughness, Multiattack, Power Attack
Environment:          Cold or Temperate Forests
Organization:         Solitary, pair, band (3-5), or troop (6-11)
Challenge Rating:     8
Treasure:             Standard
Alignment:            Any Neutral
Advancement:          13-18 HD (Large), 19-36 HD (Huge)
Level Adjustment:     ---

The Forest Fey of the Great White North are hairy hominids of varying color and descriptions, standing at least 7 to 10 feet tall.  Infamous for their territorial nature and bad tempers (man, the monsters in this part of the world really have a theme going), leaving them alone is the right idea.  Hefty bribes of food can sometimes placate them, and it's proper etiquette to set it out before going to bed, and pretending not to hear when they take it.  Once this is done, however, they will expect it nightly while you are in their domain, as a tax for leaving you be.  If you stop paying the "don't stomp me in the night" tax, they tend to get...creative.   And you may wake up on the side of a cliff, 20 feet down.  Or in a hibernating bears den.  They clearly understand at least common and sylvan, but have never made an effort to communicate verbally with anyone.

Spell-Like Abilities (Sp): At will: Pass Without Trace.  3/day: Mislead.  1/day: Freedom of Movement, Greater Invisibility, Nondetection

Improved Grab (Ex): To use this ability, a Fey must hit with a Slam attack. It can then attempt to start a grapple as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity.

Rock Throwing (Ex): Forest Fey are accomplished rock throwers. A Fey of Large size can hurl rocks weighing 40 to 50 pounds each (Small objects) up to five range increments. The size of the range increment varies with the Fey's size. A Huge Fey can hurl rocks of 60 to 80 pounds (Medium objects).

Combat:
Forest Fey prefer to scare people away by screaming or throwing rocks while invisible.  Eventually, if that doesn't work, or they get hurt or angered, the Fey will wade in with clubs and level a serious beat down.  They won't fight to the death, just until their opponents run, or they decide to turn invisible and take off themselves.

At which point they'll get healed, come back with reinforcements about 24 hours later, and really get savage with the beatings.



Forest Fey
"Funny you should ask.  There's tribes f Fey in the lonely places of the forest."

Known By Many Names
"o while traveling in the forest we need to avoid trees and water..."

"Hey now.  That sounded sarcastic like."

"I've dealt with the Fey.  What subspecies are they?  Sprites?  Dryads?"

"No offense meant, I was just pondering out loud."

"Not Sprites.  Big, hairy (beep)ers."

"So how do we recognize their territory?"

"And what's the best way to bribe them?"

"You'll know yer on their land when you hear 'em screamin' and whackin' the trees with clubs in the distance.  Or take a rock to the head.  But you can bribe 'em with sweets."


Sugar.  Our Old Enemy.

"So that's why we loaded up on biscuits and candy..."

"Do they speak Common?"

*They might understand, but they won't reply.  Just leave the candy out, and pretend yer asleep.  Otherwise they git offended.*

"Anything else?"

"Once they  accept the bribe, keep it comin' every night.  You don't wanna see what they do if  you stiff 'em."

"Well.  Here's to non verbal contract negotiations with the Fey."

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Water Dragon
                      Huge Dragon (Amphibious, Aquatic)
Hit Dice:             12d12+60 (138 hp)
Initiative:           +0
Speed:                20 ft. (4 squares), Swim 50 ft.
Armor Class:          20 (-2 Size, +12 Natural), touch 8, flat-footed 20
Base Attack/Grapple:  +12/+28
Attack:               Bite +18 melee (4d6+12 plus poison)
Full Attack:          Bite +18 melee (4d6+12 plus poison)
Space/Reach:          15 ft./10 ft. (15 ft. w/Bite)
Special Attacks:      Poison
Special Qualities:    Darkvision 60 ft., Low-light Vision, Scent, Immunity to Sleep and Paralysis, Cold Resistance 10
Saves:                Fort +15, Ref +8, Will +9
Abilities:            Str 27, Dex 10, Con 21, Int 8, Wis 13, Cha 15
Skills:               Intimidate +12, Knowledge (Geography, History, Local, Nature) +5, Listen +9, Search +8, Sense Motive +9, Spot +9, Survival +9, Swim +16
Feats:                Blind-Fight, Cleave, Great Fortitude, Power Attack, Snatch
Environment:          Temperate or Cold Aquatic
Organization:         Solitary
Challenge Rating:     9
Treasure:             Triple Standard
Alignment:            Usually Neutral or Neutral Evil
Advancement:          13-24 HD (Huge); 25-36 HD (Gargantuan)
Level Adjustment:     ---

Water Dragons usually infest lakes, rivers and seas.  Highly territorial, they will attack anything of Medium to Huge Size immediately.  Bigger creatures will be observed until their relative strength can be determined.  The dragon will then fight or flee.  They are infamous for attacking shipping in the Great White North, especially fishing boats.  While they understand Draconic, they do not speak.  Appearance varies wildly.  Some have fins, crests, humps, beards, manes or any of a dozen other features, otherwise resembling a traditional sea serpent.

Poison (Ex): Injury, DC 21 Fortitude (Save DC is Con based), Initial and Secondary damage is either 1d6 Str, Dex or Con (choose one, their venom is as variable as they are).

Combat: Water Dragons will envenom foes that are perceived as tough, but rarely bother injecting poison into humanoids unless they prove stubborn.



Water Dragon
"Now while yer travelin' to the not so secret lair, avoid bodies of water.  We got a lotta lake and river monsters."

Subect To Cutesy Nicknames
"What kind of monsters?"

"Water Dragons for the most part.  Elasmosaurus stagnalis."

"Great.  Notoriously difficult to bribe."

"And territorial as hell."

"And always hungry.  Y'all forgot hungry."

"So how do you deal with them"

"And what would you suggest?"

"Magical booties!  It's what we shave these beavers fer.  So's we can knit socks of rage!"


Highly Variable

"Socks...of rage..."

"Does that really help?"

*Well...it makes the dyin' a little less one sided...*

"Jebus wept..."

"Plus they keep yer feet warm, and theys really comfortable!"

"Dare we ask if there's anything else out there?"

Barbarian Booties
 Price (Item Level): 1400 GP
 Body Slot: Feet
 Caster Level: 7th
 Aura: Moderate; (DC:19) Enchantment
 Activation: -
 Weight: 1 lb.

These pink, fuzzy, knit socks are warm and very comfortable. They can be worn without having to wear boots as they negate the effects of hard travel on the feet (i.e. they don't ache after a days bootless travel). They also let anyone wearing them Rage once per day, as a 1st level Barbarian. If worn by Barbarian's or someone else who has Rage however, they cause him to Frenzy instead. If worn by someone capable of Frenzy, that person gets an extra +4 Strength while Frenzied, and the Save DC to snap out of it is 5 higher.  So don't piss off those strange people you see wearing fuzzy socks.

Prerequisites: Craft Wondrous Item, Bestow Curse, Rage
Cost to Create: 700 GP, 1 day, 56 XP


Barbarian Booties
Wondrous item, rare (requires attunement)

These pink, fuzzy, knit socks are warm and very comfortable. They can be worn without having to wear boots as they negate the effects of hard travel on the feet (i.e. they don't ache after a days bootless travel). They also let anyone wearing them Rage twice per day, with the same abilities as a 1st level Barbarian.

Curse. This item is cursed. Attuning to it curses you until you are targeted by a remove curse spell or similar magic. As long as you remain cursed, you cannot discard the booties, which immediately teleports back onto your feet. If worn by Barbarian's or someone else who has Rage, they do an additional die of damage with each attack when the wearer is Raging, but he gains one Level of Exhaustion when the Rage is over.

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Mega Beaver
                      Huge Magical Beast
Hit Dice:             14d10+70 (147 hp), 175 hp during Rage
Initiative:           +4
Speed:                40 ft. (8 squares), Swim 40 ft.
Armor Class:          22 (-2 Size, +14 Natural), touch 8, flat-footed 22
Armor Class (Rage):          20 (-2 Size, -2 Rage, +14 Natural), touch 6, flat-footed 20
Base Attack/Grapple:  +14/+30 (+32 w/Rage)
Attack:               Bite +20 melee (3d6+8/18-20)
Attack (Rage):               Bite +22 melee (3d6+10/18-20)
Full Attack:          1 Bite +20 melee (3d6+8/18-20) and 2 Claws +15 melee (2d6+4)
Full Attack (Rage):          1 Bite +22 melee (3d6+10/18-20) and 2 Claws +17 melee (2d6+5)
Space/Reach:          15 ft./10 ft.
Special Attacks:      Vicious Bite, Tail Slap, Beaver Fever
Special Qualities:    Scent, Hold Breath, Blindsense 30 ft., Darkvision 60 ft., Cold Resistance 20, DR 10/Magic, Speak With Animals, SR 23
Saves:                Fort +14 (+16 Rage), Ref +9, Will +8
Abilities:            Str 26 (30 Rage), Dex 10, Con 20 (24 Rage), Int 8, Wis 14, Cha 14
Skills:               Craft (Dam-Building) +8, Knowledge (Geography, Nature) +2, Listen +10, Spot +6, Swim +16, Survival +4
Feats:                Alertness, Endurance, Improved Initiative, Improved Natural Attack (Bite), Iron Will 
Environment:          Cold or Temperate Forests
Organization:         Solitary, Pair or Family (2 Adults plus 1-6 kits of x Hit Dice)
Challenge Rating:     12
Treasure:             Standard
Alignment:            Usually Neutral
Advancement:          15-21 HD (Huge); 22-42 HD (Gargantuan)
Level Adjustment:    ---

Mega Beavers are elephant sized cuties, and one of the most famous critters in the Great White North.  Prone to mild madness and anger management issues, it's worth it to give them a wide berth.  And don't mess with their dams.  They're really fussy about those dams y'all.  Worse, they're fairly smart, and a bit magical, so they aren't your average critters.  They can't speak, but they generally know a common local language.

Vicious Bite (Ex): The Mega Beaver's bite threatens a Critical on a Natural 18-20.  It ignores the Hardness of wooden items, and the DR/- of wooden beings.

Tail Slap (Ex): The Mega Beaver can slap it's tail thunderously into the ground, setting off a small quake.  All creatures standing on the ground within 60 feet  of it must make a DC 25 Reflex Save (Save DC is Con based and rises to DC 27 during Rage) or fall Prone and take 1d6 damage.  Burrowing creatures within range must instead make a DC 25 (27 during Rage) Fortitude Save, or be Stunned 1 round and take 1d6 damage.  If an opponent is Prone, the Beaver can make a Tail Slap on it, doing the normal effects plus requiring the prone target to make a DC 25 (DC 27 Raging) Reflex Save.  If the target fails, it takes 15d6 Bludgeoning damage, or half that if the Save is successful (Save DC is Str based).

Beaver Fever (Ex): A Mega Beaver that takes damage in combat flies into a berserk rage on its next turn, clawing and biting madly until either it or its opponent is dead. It gains +4 to Strength, +4 to Constitution, and -2 to Armor Class. The creature cannot end its rage voluntarily.  If  it dies during Rage, it explodes doing 20d6 Fire damage within 100 feet (DC 22 Reflex Save for half damage, Save DC is Con based).

Hold Breath (Ex): A Mega Beaver can hold its breath for a number of rounds equal to 8 × its Constitution score before it risks drowning.

Blindsense (Ex): A Mega Beaver can locate creatures underwater within a 30-foot radius. This ability works only when the Mega Beaver is underwater.

Speak With Animals (Su): This ability works like speak with animals (caster level 8th) but is a free action and does not require sound.

Skills: Beavers gain a +4 Racial Bonus on Craft (Dam-Building) and Listen Checks.  They also gain a +8 Racial Bonus on Swim Checks and may always Take 10 on a Swim Check.

Combat: Beavers will bluff to get you to leave.  And when that bluff doesn't work, they will bring the hammer down, attacking without mercy.



Mega Beaver
"Them rings hain't gonna gitchoo past the beavers.  They can sense the invisible thangs of the world."

Touchy, But Cute
"And your name sir?"

"I go by Napoleon Cornelius.  I'm a trapper.  Hunter.  Prospector.  Passable lover, and all that is man."

"Oh good, the local color commentary has arrived."

"I'll assume you don't mean the common beaver?"

"Naw sir! Castor titanus!  The Mega Beaver!"

"Worst name ever..."

"And what would you suggest?"

"Me'n the boys are goin' beaver huntin'.  Y'all coulld come with us."


You Should See The Dams

"We'll keep Speak With Animals II on prep.  Just in case we need to chat with them when Cornelius and his men begin hunting them."

"When do you leave sir?"

*10 minutes.  You can travel with us till we stop to shave the beavers.  That'll getcha within spittin' distance of your goal.*

"Shave the beavers?"

"We only need some fur"

"Well, I guess that's preferable to killing them."

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September 1776 / Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« on: February 08, 2024, 08:46:18 PM »
sense motive plz

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September 1776 / Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« on: February 05, 2024, 07:30:05 PM »
They must not as no one is searched.  Inside are 3 women, and a creature that is obviously the lead ghoul standing at  7 feet tall.  Next to them is an obviously terrified woman in her 40's.  Likely Maud.  No sign of the husband.

"Cannon."

"Heldin."

Clearly they know each other, or at least of each other.

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Loon
                      Tiny Magical Beast
Hit Dice:             1d10+1 (6 hp)
Initiative:           -1
Speed:                10 ft. (2 squares), Fly 40 ft. (Average), Swim 10 ft.
Armor Class:          12 (+2 Size, -1 Dex, +1 Natural), touch 11, flat-footed 12
Base Attack/Grapple:  +1/-9
Attack:               Beak +2 melee (1d3-2)
Full Attack:          Beak +2 melee (1d3-2)
Space/Reach:          2 1/2 ft./0 ft.
Special Attacks:      Crazy Bird
Special Qualities:    Darkvision 60 ft., Float, Hold Breath, Power Dive, Whacky
Saves:                Fort +3, Ref +1, Will +2
Abilities:            Str 6, Dex 8, Con 12, Int 6, Wis 14, Cha 14
Skills:               Hide +7 (+17 under water), Listen +3, Spot +3, Swim +8
Feats:                Ability Focus (Whacky), Weapon Finesse (B)
Environment:          Cold or temperate aquatic
Organization:         Solitary, Pair or Flock (10-100)
Challenge Rating:     1/2
Treasure:             None
Alignment:            Chaotic Neutral
Advancement:          2 HD (Small)
Level Adjustment:     ---

Loons are weird little waterfowl that resemble the common loon.  Physically.  Mentally they display the intellect of a young child, and can mimic phrases they overhear.  The bad or incomprehensible phrases being the ones they usually remember.  They like to scream said phrases into the void, without context.  Surprisingly quick when they need to be, they tend to lapse into brief moments of frothing madness when attacked, simultaneously hitting everything near them with their armor piercing beak.

Crazy Bird (Su): As a Full Round Action, the Loon does 1d3 piercing damage to every creature within 10 feet of it.

Float (Ex): Loons can float on the surface of water without making Swim Checks.

Hold Breath (Ex): A Loon can hold its breath for a number of rounds equal to 4 × its Constitution score before it risks drowning.

Power Dive (Ex): When Flying, the Loon may charge straight do onto land or into water.  This is a melee touch attack with it's beak done during a Charge.  If it succeeds, the Loon does 2d3-2 damage.

Whacky (Ex): Loons are immune to mind-affecting effects.  Charisma based skill attempts against them (or by them) take a -4 Circumstance Penalty.  The Loons odd behavior, and shouted non-sequiturs, make those around it nervous.  Anything able to see or hear the Loon must make a DC 14 Willpower Save (Save DC is cha based) or be Shaken for 1 Minute.

Skills: A Loon has a +8 racial bonus on any Swim check to perform some special action or avoid a hazard. It can always choose to take 10 on a Swim check, even if distracted or endangered. It can use the run action while swimming, provided it swims in a straight line. *A Loon can lie in the water with only its eyes showing, gaining a +10 cover bonus on Hide checks.

Combat: Loons tend to go nuts, start screaming gibberish, and pecking like mad at everything in range.




Loon
"Ladies and gentleman, this is Harlan Jurgens, along with my assistant Jim.  Today we're looking at the not so common Loon!"

Surprisingly Active In Cold Weather
"Also known as Gavia insana!"

"They are wll known for their abilities to sprout random sayings, and today we will attempt to communicate with them.  Jim, you're up!."

"Greetings, sir bird.  Do you understand common?"

"BEHOLD!  'TIS A GOBLIN!"

"And we're off to a great start..."

"I am not a goblin, sir."

"PUSHY WOMEN LIKE TO MAKE COOING NOISES!"


Bounces When It Falls

"Okay, try using Speak With Animals II.  It works on magical beasties as well."

"Can you understand me now sir?"

*screams*

"Okay, I think it's repeating gibberish it's heard."

"KISS ME, I'M DROWISH!"

"Well, we tried at least."

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Rubber Boa
                      Small Magical Beast
Hit Dice:             1d10+1 (6 hp)
Initiative:           +4
Speed:                20 ft. (4 squares), Swim 20 ft., Climb 20 ft.
Armor Class:          16 (+1 Size, +4 Dex, +1 Natural), touch 15, flat-footed 12
Base Attack/Grapple:  +1/-2
Attack:               Bite +6 melee (1d3+1)
Full Attack:          Bite +6 melee (1d3+1)
Space/Reach:          2 1/2 ft./0 ft.
Special Attacks:      Constrict, Improved Grab
Special Qualities:    Darkvision 60 ft., Scent, Rubbery
Saves:                Fort +3, Ref +6, Will +1
Abilities:            Str 13, Dex 18, Con 13, Int 3, Wis 12, Cha 6
Skills:               Balance +12, Climb +12, Hide +12, Listen +5, Move Silently +8, Spot +5, Swim +9
Feats:                Weapon Finesse
Environment:          Temperate plains, forest, hills or mountains
Organization:         Solitary
Challenge Rating:     1
Treasure:             None
Alignment:            Neutral
Advancement:          2-3 HD (Medium)
Level Adjustment:     ---

Rubber Boas are 3 foot long constrictors with smooth, rubbery scales.  They are generally bright pastel colors not normally found in nature.  Not only do they look rubbery, they are quite stretchy and bouncy.  It's uncertain why they evolved in this manner, but it makes clubbing them impossible.  Sadly, this hasn't stopped their exploitation, as their rubber nature makes them valuable.  Not that many people are willing to risk the weather to get them.

Constrict (Ex): On a successful grapple check, a Rubber Boa deals 1d3+1 points of damage.

Improved Grab (Ex): To use this ability, a Rubber Boa must hit with its bite attack. It can then attempt to start a grapple as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity. If it wins the grapple check, it establishes a hold and can constrict.

Rubbery (Ex): The Rubber Boa is immune to Bludgeoning and falling damage.  It bounces if it falls.  The distance it bounces is 5 ft. less (for example if it falls 60 ft., it bounces back up 55 ft.  This repeats until it's movement reaches 0.  Because of this, and it's prodigious leaping ability, the Boa can always Take 20 on a Jump Check, and doesn't take Check DC penalties for not having a running start.  If an opponent hits the Boa with a Bludgeoning weapon, and confirms a critical hit, the opponent immediately gets a Bull Rush attempt as a Free Action without provoking an Attack of Opportunity.

Skills: Snakes have a +4 racial bonus on Hide, Listen, and Spot checks and a +8 racial bonus on Balance and Climb checks. A snake can always choose to take 10 on a Climb check, even if rushed or threatened. Snakes use either their Strength modifier or Dexterity modifier for Climb checks, whichever is higher. A snake has a +8 racial bonus on any Swim check to perform some special action or avoid a hazard. It can always choose to take 10 on a Swim check, even if distracted or endangered. It can use the run action while swimming, provided it swims in a straight line.

Combat: Bite and grapple is the standard Boa attack plan.



Rubber Boa
"Ladies and gentleman, this is Harlan Jurgens, along with my assistant Jim.  Today we've arrived in the Great White North!"

Surprisingly Active In Cold Weather
"Today we look at the Rubber Boa, also known as Charina flexilis!"

"Their bodies are very flexible, to the point of stretching if pulled on."

"This means would-be snake hunters cannot use clubs to kill them, the way they do other snakes."

"There are stories of people swatting them with sticks, only to have the stick bounce off and hit the wielder."

"I doubt they're that rubbery."


Bounces When It Falls

"What's that man doing?"

"He appears to be hucking one of the snakes off a hill..."

"SEE! IT BOUNCES!"

"Lets hope he won't be attempting to prove any other folk tales."

"SIR!  PLEASE DON'T THROW THE WILDLIFE, SIR!"

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Wrong Whale
                      Gargantuan Magical Beast
Hit Dice:             20d10+140 (250 hp)
Initiative:           +1
Speed:                Swim 50 ft. (10 squares)
Armor Class:          20 (-4 Size, +1 Dex, +13 Natural), touch 7, flat-footed 19
Base Attack/Grapple:  +20/+45
Attack:               Tail Slap +29 melee (3d6+19)
Full Attack:          Tail Slap +29 melee (3d6+19)
Space/Reach:          20 ft./15 ft.
Special Attacks:      Ram, Capsize, Spell-Like Abilities
Special Qualities:    Darkvision 120 ft., Blindsight 120 ft. Hold Breath
Saves:                Fort +19, Ref +13, Will +9
Abilities:            Str 36, Dex 13, Con 24, Int 14, Wis 16, Cha 16
Skills:               Knowledge (Geography, Nature) +22, Listen +25, Spot +25, Survival +15, Swim +21
Feats:                Alertness, Blind-Fight, Cleave, Diehard, Endurance, Great Cleave, Power Attack
Environment:          Temperate or cold aquatic
Organization:         Solitary, Pair or Pod (5-30)
Challenge Rating:     11
Treasure:             None
Alignment:            Neutral Evil
Advancement:          21-32 HD (Gargantuan); 33-60 HD (Colossal)
Level Adjustment:     ---

Whalers originally called Right Whales by the name because, for a variety of reasons, they were the 'right' whale to hunt.  At some point it's assumed a feistier than usual Druid modified a few of them.  Wrong Whales only differ from Right Whales in that they are slightly larger, solid black, and usually quite scarred from their many battles.  They are dedicated to ending whaling, but some of them moonlight as destroyers of fishermen and sailors too.  Someone has also clearly taught them weather magic, making them far more dangerous than the average whale.

Ram (Ex): As a Full Round Action, the whale can make a Charge attack, potentially hitting multiple targets.  The first target hit takes 3d8+19 damage, and the whale immediately gets a Bull Rush attempt as a Free Action, without provoking an attack of opportunity.  If this succeeds, the target is also pushed to the left or right of the whale, allowing the whale to continue moving if it still has movement left.  As long as it has movement left, and potential targets keep failing the opposed Bull Rush check, it can keep trying to plow through targets.

Capsize (Ex): A submerged whale that surfaces under a boat or ship less than 25 feet long capsizes the vessel 95% of the time. It has a 50% chance to capsize a vessel from 25 to 70 feet long and a 20% chance to capsize one over 70 feet long.

Spell-Like Abilities (Sp): 1/day: Call Lightning Storm, Control Weather, Fog Cloud, Sleet Storm  Caster Level 9th.

Blindsight (Ex): Whales can "see" by emitting high-frequency sounds, inaudible to most other creatures, that allow them to locate objects and creatures within 120 feet. A silence spell negates this and forces the whale to rely on its vision, which is approximately as good as a human’s.  As a Swift Action, once per turn it  can change the area of it's Blindsight to a 240 ft. cone or a 720 ft. by 10 ft. Line.  This change lasts until the end of the round.

Hold Breath  (Ex): A whale can hold its breath for a number of rounds equal to 8 × its Constitution score before it risks drowning.

Skills: A whale has a +8 racial bonus on any Swim check to perform some special action or avoid a hazard. It can always choose to take 10 on a Swim check, even if distracted or endangered. It can use the run action while swimming, provided it swims in a straight line. *A whale has a +4 racial bonus on Spot and Listen checks. These bonuses are lost if its blindsight is negated.

Combat: Wrong Whales use their spells as a distraction before ramming the ship.  Then they pick off the sailors one by one.




Wrong Whale
"Ladies and gentleman, this is Harlan Jurgens, along with my assistant Jim. Today we take a look at the Right Whale."

Definitely The Wrong Whales To Mess With
"Also known as Cacobalaena glacialis!"

"So called because whalers consider them the best for hunting, hence the 'Right' whale."

"Um... Harlan, we have a problem.  That whale is a little too big, and is headed straight for the boat."

"Perhaps he's curious?"

"Oh crap! That's not a Right Whale, that's Eubalaena malum!"


Competent Weather Mages And Political Activists

"That explains the sudden oncoming storm..."

"Looks like we have to go folks!  Be right back!"

"Do you think it's sent on purpose, or just doing it's usual activities?"

"I don't think we'll get the chance to ask it."

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Polar Bearsaurus Rex
                      Huge Magical Beast (Cold)
Hit Dice:             20d10+120 (230 hp)
Initiative:           +1
Speed:                40 ft. (8 squares), Swim 30 ft.
Armor Class:          20 (-2 Size, +1 Dex, +11 Natural), touch 9, flat-footed 19
Base Attack/Grapple:  +20/+37
Attack:               Bite +27 melee (3d6+9)
Full Attack:          1 Bite +27 melee (3d6+9) and 2 Claws +27 melee (2d6+4)
Space/Reach:          15 ft./10 ft.
Special Attacks:      Improved Grab, Breath Weapon
Special Qualities:    Darkvision 60 ft., Scent, Immune to Cold, Vulnerable to Fire
Saves:                Fort +18, Ref +13, Will +8
Abilities:            Str 28, Dex 12, Con 22, Int 4, Wis 15, Cha 10
Skills:               Hide -2 (+10 in snow), Listen +10, Spot +10, Survival +8, Swim +17
Feats:                Alertness, Endurance, Improved Multiattack, Improved Natural Attack (Bite), Multiattack, Run, Track 
Environment:          Cold Plains
Organization:         Solitary or Pair
Challenge Rating:     13
Treasure:             None
Alignment:            Neutral
Advancement:         21-30 HD (Huge), 31-60 HD (Gargantuan)
Level Adjustment:     ---

Clearly made via the Owlbear Theorem, this chonkers T-Rex is covered in white fur.  It's forelimbs are bigger, and tipped with paws.  It also has teensy, little ears.  Some damn fool gave it a breath weapon as well.  As if being a Dinosaur wasn't enough...

Improved Grab (Ex): To use this ability, a Polar Bearsaurus must hit an opponent of up to one size smaller with its bite attack. It can then attempt to start a grapple as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity. If it wins the grapple check, it establishes a hold

Breath Weapon (Su): The Polarbearsaurus can breathe a 50 foot long cone of cold once every 1d4 rounds.  Any creature in the area takes 15d6 cold damage, or half that with a successful DC 26 Reflex Save (Save DC is Constitution based).

Skills: A Polar Bearsaurus has a +8 racial bonus on any Swim check to perform some special action or avoid a hazard. It can always choose to take 10 on a Swim check, even if distracted or endangered. It can use the run action while swimming, provided it swims in a straight line. *A Polar Bearsaurus' white coat bestows a +12 racial bonus on Hide checks in snowy areas

Combat: The Polar Bearsaurus generally lights up potential dinners with it's breath weapon, before moving in for the kill.



Polar Bearsaurus Rex
"Well, here we are.  The quaint little town of (beep beep)."

Surprisingly Sneaky In Snowy Weather
"Not much to look at beyond that massive alchemical plant just outside of town."

"Very telling, that."

"Excuse me sir!  What's this village known for?"

"Well sir...the Polar Bearsaurus Rex was invented here."

"The what?"

"Surprised they didn't eat you on the way into town.  Right bad pests, they are."

"So they're furry dinosaurs?"


Too Cute For Your Own Good

"Yessir.  Darn fluffy too."

"What's their purpose?"

"Usual Wizard crap.  Yet another madman who isn't satisfied with the abominations already available."

"We saw nothing on the way in."

"They're very well camouflaged.  Musta been sleepin'."

"So, do they surround the town?"

"Good thing we have those rings."

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September 1776 / Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« on: February 02, 2024, 08:14:48 PM »
The appointed time arrives, and the streets are clear well before hand.  It's as if people know something is up.  The city government sends 24 men, clearly armed.  The women laugh.

"I am Professor James Cannon, I represent the city.  To whom am I speaking?"


"A simple guard.  You're appoiintment awaits you inside."

100
September 1776 / Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« on: January 31, 2024, 07:23:51 PM »
There are a couple of old women standing guard at the door shooing people away.  There are a lot of locals who want to know why the building emerged unscathed, and they quite obviously intend violence.  Strangely, the old women seem able to dissuade even the most vehement of them with a smile, a pat on the shoulder, or a whisper in the ear.  It looks like the Haxan are keeping would be mobs at bay.  One spots you and winks.

So much for being early...

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