Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Monster: Haro

This one comes from a bit of a cross-fandom injoke, and is definitely an adaptation of other material ... *grins*

Armour Class: 3
Hit Dice: 1+1
Move: 60' (20'), fly 120' (40')
Attacks: 1 slam
Damage: 1-3
No. Appearing: 1 (1-6)
Save As: F2
Morale: 11
Treasure: L
Alignment: Lawful
XP Value: 15

A small spherical construct the size of a largish melon, a haro has hinged circular panels that serve as flapping "ears" that conceal retractable arms and small hands, and similar panels in the lower hemisphere that conceal retractable legs. However, haros generally prefer rolling, a fluttering sort of flight, or -- ideally -- being carried. Haros have a curved centre-line that resembles a smiling mouth, and two crystal eyes. They may be any bright colour. Exceedingly clever for constructs, most haros are forged to serve as messengers, advisors and support staff for larger examples of magitech.

In most circumstances a haro will avoid combat; when pressed, it will slam into a target, inflicting 1-3 hit points of damage per strike. Rumours abound of haros that may unhinge at the mouthline and bite for 1-6 hit points of damage.

Variants: Pocket haros are the size of grapefruit, with 1/3 Hit Dice (2 hp) and no effective methods of attack. A hanayo is a haro designed to have vaguely feline physical traits -- catlike "ears", a tail, etc -- and an advanced sentience; hanayo models may also project an illusion of a humanoid three times a day.


Anonymous said...

Amuro! Amuro!

taichara said...

Hehe. *grins*

For Amuro's Haro, I think at least 2 HD would be needed; he's rather bigger than the Gundam 00 Haros, which were my baseline.

Chris said...

Oh, my pop culture-fu is weak today. :(

I was visualising the Zeroids from Gerry Anderson's "Terrahawks".


ZEROIDS. You know, the robotic balls with the voice and attitude of Windsor Davies in "It Ain't 'alf Hot Mum".


These guys:

taichara said...


Alas, no; but the Zeroids are rather entertaining in their own right, by the looks of it *grins*

Leesa said...

Is there a D&D game for the Wii?

taichara said...


Is there a D&D game for the Wii?

I have no idea; why do you ask?