Saturday, February 19, 2011

"R" is for "Radpole"


No. Enc.:  1d6 (1d12)
Alignment:  Neutral
Movement:  105' (35')
      Swim:  75' (25')
Armor Class:  7
Hit Dice:  4
Attacks:  2 (1 tail-slap, 1 head-butt)
Damage:  1d4 / 1d6
Save:  L3
Morale:  7
Hoard Class:  None
XP:  300

Feeding off of algae and vegetation, the amphibious radpoles are found in warm and wet environs—lakes, marshes, stagnant ditches, toxic dumping sites, abandoned sewers, cave networks—and the more polluted, the better.  They stand 3' tall at the shoulder, reach total lengths of 6-8' long, and weigh over 200 pounds.  Radpoles glow with an unholy yellow-green luminescence.

Radpoles emit beams of raw radioactivity [with Radiation Class determined at random per the Radiation Table] from the spiky nodules on their heads, and the higher level their radioactivity, the brighter they glow.

At about 1 year of age, a radpole encases itself in a thick cocoon of luminous green jelly, and emerges in 1d4+1 days as a fully-developed cobaltoad.

Radpoles are a staple food source for glowbras; in fact, some theorize that consuming the radioactive amphibians is key in maintaining a glowbra's own toxicity.

Mutations:  Aberrant Form (Gills and Lungs), Accumulated Resistance (Pollutants), Energy Ray (Radiation), Reflective Epidermis (Radiation)

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