Sunday, June 28, 2009

Monster: Pristic

Pristic
Armour Class: 3
Hit Dice: 5+4*
Move: 180' (60')
Attacks: 1 bite
Damage: 1-12
No. Appearing: 1-6
Save As: F6
Morale: 9
Treasure Type: Nil
Alignment: Neutral
XP Value: 400

Fearsome creatures, pristics resemble large crocodiles with long and heavy jaws -- if those crocodiles were heavily cloaked in dark armoured scutes, and stood upright on long legs with hooves suitable for chasing down prey. The teeth of a pristic are compressed and serrated, suitable for slicing chunks out of its victim; a fact which is all the more terrible when combined with the creature's relative intelligence and occasional pack behaviour.

Pristics chase down prey in combat, snapping with their jaws to inflict 1-12 hit points of damage. The wound inflicted by a pristic's bite continue to bleed until treated, losing an additional 1-4 hit points per round until bound or healed by curative magic.

3 comments:

Eliyes said...

O_O Yowza! Can they jump?

(WV: herstra)

taichara said...

@Eliyes:

Yup.

Not as well as a great cat, probably comparable to wolves.

Eliyes said...

So, over fallen togs, say, but not up a tree at a fleeing adventurer-type critter?