Saturday, January 29, 2011

"S" is for "Skeal"

Skeal  ("Skybiter")

No. Enc.:  0 (2d6)
Alignment:  Neutral
Movement:  18' (6')
          Fly:  210' (70')
Armor Class:  5
Hit Dice:  5+2
Attacks:  1 (bite)
Damage:  2d6
Save:  L3
Morale:  10
Hoard Class:  None
XP:  660

Skeals are hefty beasts that reach lengths of 10'-12' long and weights of 1,000-1500 pounds.  They nest in mountainous regions, but cruise long distances to hunt over wide-open plains and savannahs.

A skeal's coloration makes it the perfect aerial predator.  When viewed from below, their bluish fur mimics the color of the sky, and from above, their brownish-gold tones resemble grassland hues; consequently, they Surprise targets on a roll of 1-4 on 1d6, and gain +2 to Initiative rolls.  Skeals favor the Dive maneuver to subdue prey.

They attack as a flock, and often fixate on one target.  Skeals and babloons are natural enemies.

Mutations:  Psionic Flight