Friday, March 6, 2009

Monster: Verdant Mantid

Verdant Mantid
Armour Class: 4
Hit Dice: 1+3*
Move: 180' (60')
Attacks: 2 claws (special)
Damage: 2-5/2-5 (special)
No. Appearing: 1-6
Save As: F1
Morale: 10
Treasure Type: Nil
Alignment: Neutral
XP Value: 19

Nearly three feet long and sheathed in glittering emerald chitin as dense as crystal and sharp as glass, verdant mantids are dangerous and patient predators of anything they set their azure-tinted eyes on. More disturbing is their increased intelligence; verdant mantids are perfectly capable of working in small packs for greater gain, and they may be trained if acquired fresh from the egg-case.

A verdant mantid attacks with the two spined, razor-sharp "switchblades" of its forearms, inflicting 2-5 hit points of damage with each successful strike. If both attacks succeed, the mantid holds on and begins to chew through its prey, automatically inflicting 2 hit points of damage per round.

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