Thursday, November 18, 2010

"L" is for "Leafbleeder"

Leafbleeder  ("Octosloth")

No. Enc.:  0 (1d6)
Alignment:  Neutral
Movement:  45' (15')
Armor Class:  4
Hit Dice:  4
Attacks:  1 or 3 (vines, or 2 claws, 1 bite)
Damage:  1d10 + drain, or 1d3 / 1d3 / 1d4
Save:  L3
Morale:  10
Hoard Class:  VII
XP:  300

Leafbleeders, ill-tempered and surly beasts with an insatiable craving for blood, are one of the more bizarre predators in the Mutant Future.  They are squat, 2' long mammalian / vegetable hybrids with bark-like skin, matted fur, and 2d4 long, leafy tendrils sprouting from their backsides.  The unique symbiotic physiology makes them highly resistant to Mental Attacks.

Leafbleeders lurk in the branches above well-traveled trails and roads, and then drop their tendrils on unsuspecting prey.  A successful Attack roll means that the vines latch on with razored suckers, which do 1d10 damage and 1d10 Hit Points each successive round until either the leafbleeder or target is dead.  If knocked to the ground, they attack with claws and fangs.

Drained prey are dragged upwards into the foliage and hidden in hollowed out tree trunks, so acquiring a leafbleeder's "treasure" involves significant effort.

Mutations:  Aberrant Form (Tendrils), Mental Barrier, Natural Armor (Extreme)

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