Saturday, July 4, 2009

Monster: Glia

Armour Class: 8
Hit Dice: 1
Move: 180' (60') (see below)
Attacks: 1
Damage: 1-2
No. Appearing: 1-4 (2-12)
Save As: Normal Man
Morale: 6
Treasure Type: Nil
Alignment: Neutral
XP Value: 10

An unexpectedly double-jointed animal the size of a very large rabbit or small dog, a glia resembles a tiny high-rumped antelope with distinctly sciurid traits. Its soft pelt is a buff grey, its tail a thick dense plume longer than the rest of its body; its head, despite its curving horns and long upper tusks, is vaguely squirrel-like and packed with teeth as suitable for gnawing as or grazing. Strangest of all are the long grasping claws a glia bears instead of dewclaws, suitable for climbing trees, and the expansive folds of skin along its flanks that link together its limbs -- for if a glia resembles any squirrel at all, it would be a flying squirrel. Not surprisingly, glia are a common prey of the abi.

Like most herbivorous animals, a glia prefers to flee than to fight. Capable of running at a respectable pace, a glia is just as likely to launch itself from a height -- or bound high in mid-run to glide, startling most predators for those crucial moments needed for escape. If cornered or defending its young, however, a glia will attack with dewclaws and sharp tusks for 1-3 hit points of damage.

1 comment:

Tomira Eliyes said...

These are kinda cute. :3

Seems it's a squirrel-esque-thing eat squirrel-esque-thing world...