Dende - Boat Bird

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Namelist None
Tags
Genertela
Glorantha
Peloria
Rank Skilled
Race Eagle, Giant
Cult rank None
Notes Dende are huge aquatic birds, similar to loons or mergansers, but unable to fly or walk. They have broad bodies, long necks, stubby wings used as paddles, and short legs at the rear of their bodies to propel them forward. Their tails are stumpy. Their feathers are a dark blue that shines in the sunlight when they are dry, and nearly all are comparatively short for their body size. They feed mostly on floating vegetable matter and weeds in shallow water, but supplement their diet with small fish and crustaceans. Few wild dende live on the Oslira River, for the Dendeninni people use most of them as boats; no one else has the knack of working with the huge birds. An adult dende is large enough to carry several people, a horse and a couple of people, or a pile of cargo, hence their common name. Dende swim away from most predators. When panicked, they dive and wait until their attacker has left. -Glorantha.com
Creatorhkokko
Stats
STR 3d6+6
CON 2d6+6
SIZ 6d6+4
DEX 2d6+12
INT 3
POW 2d6
CHA
D20Hit locationArmor
01-03 Right leg 1
04-06 Left leg 1
07-10 Abdomen 1
11-14 Chest 1
15-16 Right Wing 1
17-18 Left Wing 1
19-20 Head 1
Attributes
Movement 2m (15m flying)
Natural armor Yes

Non-random features

ListFeature
Ability ***Swimmer*** Automatically succeeds in everyday moving and manoeuvring whilst swimming unless attempting an unusually difficult task. May substitute the Swim skill for Athletics and Evade rolls whilst in water (RQ6: pg 312-316)

Standard skills

Athletics STR+DEX Brawn STR+SIZ+1d10 Endurance CON+CON+8d10
Evade DEX+DEX Perception INT+POW+2d10 Swim STR+CON+4d10+20
Willpower POW+POW+2d10

Combat styles

Clumsy BeakSTR+DEX+2d10

Weapon options

1-handed weapons

Amount: 1
Peck (1)

2-handed weapons

Amount: 0

Ranged weapons

Amount: 0

Shields

Amount: 0

Custom weapons

Name Type Damage Size Reach Range SpecialFX Dam.
mod.
Natural
weapon
AP HP
Peck 1h-melee 1d3 L L - Stun Location Y Y 4 9 Head