Stirge

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Namelist None
Tags
Rank Novice
Race Stirge
Cult rank None
Notes This nightmarish aerial predator shares similarities between a bat and a giant mosquito of a deep reddish colour, with a patch of fur running the length of its back. With a leathery wingspan of around 0.60 metres (2 ft), four viciously sharp hooked talons for grappling its prey, and a 1 metre (3 foot) long proboscis for draining the blood of its victims, the stirge seems to have flown right out of someone’s nightmare. If the stirge successfully strikes in combat, it inflicts damage for each of its four clawed insect-like legs. If it successfully generates a special effect, the stirge will select Choose Location, or if possible, Bypass Armour, in an attempt to find exposed skin. Whether or not damage is inflicted, it immediately establishes a grapple on the body location struck. If the creature’s attack was Parried by a limb or other natural extremity (or the creature itself is parrying an appendage), then the creature is granted the Grip effect against the opponent’s limb instead. A stirge always uses its Brawn skill to resist a victim from breaking free of its grapple; however, the victim finds the roll at Herculean difficulty, due to the clawed hooks grasping flesh, clothing, armour, etc. Successfully ripping a stirge free re-inflicts any damage that was previously done by the claws, if any, as they are torn free of the victim’s flesh. Killing the stirge allows it to be removed with no additional damage.The real damage from a stirge attack, however, comes from its mosquito-like proboscis, for on its Turn after successfully grappling its victim, the stirge forces it into any exposed flesh. In addition to the body location gripped, the length of the proboscis allows it to puncture any adjacent location the Games Master deems within reach. The proboscis is capable of easily penetrating normal clothing; however, if all relevant locations are armoured, the stirge will instead begin making additional attacks in an attempt to generate a Bypass Armour special effect. Otherwise, no roll is necessary as the creature forces its proboscis into the victim. One Round thereafter, the stirge will begin draining blood from the victim at a rate of 1 Fatigue per Round. After draining 3 Fatigue, the stirge is considered gorged, and will release the victim and fly back to its lair to sleep off its meal. Larger creatures possess more blood per Fatigue level, with victims of SIZ 21-40 requiring 2 Rounds to drain 1 Fatigue, and a creature of SIZ 41+ requiring 3 Rounds to drain 1 Fatigue. In this case, the stirge will become gorged after 2 Fatigue from a SIZ 21-40 victim, and 1 level of drained Fatigue from a victim of SIZ 41+. If after 1d3+3 Rounds the stirge cannot penetrate the defences of its victim, it will disengage and attempt to find easier prey.
Creatorskarza
Stats
STR 1d6+1
CON 2d6+3
SIZ 1d3+1
DEX 3d6+6
INT 2d6+3
POW 1d6
CHA 0
D20Hit locationArmor
01-02 Right Rear Claw 0
03-04 Left Rear Claw 0
05-07 Abdomen 0
08-09 Right wing 0
10-11 Left Wing 0
12-14 Chest 0
15-16 Right Fore Claw 0
17-18 Left Fore Claw 0
19-20 Head 0
Attributes
Movement 1.5 (8 flying)
Natural armor Yes

Non-random features

ListFeature
Ability ***Vampiric*** Bite drains its victim’s blood, causing an increase in Fatigue levels.
Ability ***Grappler*** Successful attack = Grapple + damage. Parried attack = Grip vs opponent limb or Pin Weapon on weapon. Uses brawn to resist victim breaking free. (RQ6: pg 312-316)
Ability ***Flyer*** May substitute the Fly skill for Evade whilst fighting aloft. Only rolls Fly skill when attempting unusually difficult task
Ability ***Dark Sight*** ' see’ normally in any level of limited light, even its complete absence.
Ability ***Adhering*** Can move on vertical surfaces and even on a ceiling at half normal Movement rate.

Standard skills

Athletics STR+DEX+30 Brawn STR+SIZ+20 Endurance CON+CON+40
Evade DEX+DEX+10 Perception INT+POW+50 Stealth DEX+INT+40
Willpower POW+POW+30

Custom skills

Passion: (Hungry for Blood) POW+POW+50 Fly STR+DEX+40

Combat styles

Vampiric Menace(Claw, Proboscis)STR+DEX+30

Weapon options

1-handed weapons

Amount: 2
Proboscis (1)
Claw (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
Proboscis 1h-melee 1d4 S M - None N Y 0 0 Head
Claw 1h-melee 1d3 S S - None Y Y 0 0 Claw