Sunday, March 15, 2009

Monster: Cricet

Something like this was, I suppose, inevitable ~

Cricet

Armour Class: 7
Hit Dice: ½
Move: 90' (30')
Attacks: By weapon
Damage: As weapon -1
No. Appearing: 1-10 (4–40)
Save As: Normal Man
Morale: 8
Treasure Type: P (J, K)
Alignment: Neutral
XP Value: 5

Distant relatives of the chiktik, criceti are also humanoid rodents, though slightly shorter and good deal stouter than the ratlings. Their fur is longer and denser, varying from an almost metallic copper to pure white; their ears more rounded, their eyes large and black, and any exposed skin is pinkish. Unlike ratlings, criceti have the merest stubs for tails, if that.

Somewhat less thieving than their cousins, criceti will nonetheless make off with valuables if given the opportunity, concealing small objects in their expansive cheek pouches. Criceti get along well enough with elves and halflings, but have a distinct dislike for gnomes. They prefer less dense woodlands and scrubby dry grasslands.

Criceti prefer to fight with knives and slings. Elite members of the clan fight with short spears. A cricet matriarch of 1+4 Hit Dice will be found in the home warren, and fights as a 2 Hit Dice monster; she is attended by 1–4 bodyguards of 1+1 Hit Dice.

4 comments:

trollsmyth said...

Oh, gods no...

Must resist...

You find an adorable, 3' tall hamster dressed in leather armour, surrounded by the bodies of three orcs. He smiles up at you with his big, dark eyes as he shoves a coin purse into his mouth, making his left cheek bulge out.

Hey, wait, wasn't that the magic-user's coin pouch?


Nuuuuuuuuuuu! ;D

taichara said...

Oh, gods no...

Must resist...


Come to the dark side ~

We have carob treats ~~

;D

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taichara said...

@David:

Thank ye kindly *grins*

Keen link, too ;3