Sunday, September 30, 2012

Creature Feature: Water Whip of Magyaru


Creature Name:     Water Whip
Habitat:        Waterside                
Ecological Niche (Carnivore)
Schtick: A giant, vine-like carnivorous plantimal with clusters of 6 "arms." It's an anemone crossed with a climbing vine It lives along the edges of shallow water, and spreads by climbing and forming new patches of itself (for example, climbing along a creekbed. It grows toward the upstream side, and looks like the submerged roots of any nearby trees. It "hears" the vibration of any nearby creature, and will whip out its arms when a creature comes into range (about 10 meters), striking it with a paralytic poison and constricting it. Then it draws the critter toward its submerged "mouth" for two rounds while the tentacles continue to inflict acid damage. Once at the mouthparts, it begins to eat whatever it has caught                                                                                                                                                                                                           

WS
BS
S
T
Ag
Int
Per
WP
Fel
45
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40
30
50
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45
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Wounds:       20      

Movement: n/a                                                                      Wounds: 40
Skills: Awareness (Per); Concealment (Ag).
Talents: Fearless, Heightened Senses (Hearing).
Traits: Toxic, Multiple Arms, Natural Armor (2); Natural Weapon (Bite, Tentacles).
Armor: None (Head 2, Body 2, Legs 2).
Weapons:
·         Tentacle (1d5+4 Primitive, Special: Toxic): Target must make Toughness test at -10 to avoid paralysis, and an opposed Strength test to escape. From there on out, the victim will take 1 point of corrosion damage from acid oozing from spines. This also affects armor, which loses AP on that location until all AP gone. This causes damage to the armor itself, reducing that number of points of protection on that location until it is repaired).
·         Bite (1d10+8 R; Primitive, Tearing): Only bites something it has already caught, AND pulled in for eating (this takes 1 round per 5 meters of range to target at time of strike with tentacle).