Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Monster: Kiknai

Kiknai (Frost Swan)
Armour Class: 7
Hit Dice: 2+2
Move: 120' (40')
fly 180' (60')
Attacks: 2 wings or by weapon
Damage: 1-6/1-6 or by weapon
No. Appearing: 1-3
Save As: F3
Morale: 9
Treasure Type: M
Alignment: Any
XP Value: 35

The kiknai – commonly referred to as “frost swans” or “snow swans” – are large swan-like birds with faintly sparkling, pure white plumage, silver-grey feet and bills, and brilliant blue eyes. Native to the frozen lands, the odd kiknai may put in an appearance in warmer climes, whether as a migrant, a noble's garden ornament, or simple curiosity – as the snow swans are as intelligent as any human, and may take a human shape.

In combat a kiknai will fight with whatever weapons come to hand if it wears a human form, but prefers combat in its native shape. As an avian a kiknai batters with its great wings, inflicting 1-6 hit points of damage with each strike. Every three rounds a snow swan may create a frostwave with its wings, a freezing cone of air measuring 20' long and 10' wide at its end that inflicts 4-16 hit points of damage.

In human shape a kiknai usually but not always has hair of white or silver; their eyes are always brilliant blue, however, and a coolness seems to follow them. In either shape they are immune to all forms of cold.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cooler than Swanmays! \o/