Thursday, January 12, 2012

"B" is for "Buwoh"


No. Enc.:  1d4 (1d4)
Alignment:  Neutral
Movement:  15' (5')
         —Fly:  150' (50')
Armor Class:  5
Hit Dice:  3
Attacks:  3 (2 claws, 1 bite)
Damage:  1d4 / 1d4 / 1d3
Save:  L2
Morale:  10
Hoard Class:  IV
XP:  355

Buwohs are foot-tall, nocturnal avians found in all but the hottest environs.  They are quite territorial, and hostile to intruders (particularly if encountered nesting in Ancient ruins).

A buwoh's "second brain" is housed in the crystalline growths that jut from its forehead.  These crystals can be extracted from a dead specimen and implanted—and in the Mutant Future, that usually translates into "pounded into the skull with a mallet"—into any other living being of larger size.  The transplant subject suffers 8d6 damage from the ordeal, but if it survives, gains the buwoh's Mental Mutations and a permanent +1d4 to CHA.

Buwohs have gills, and often trundle into fresh water to scavenge for crustaceans and worms.  Considering their hollow bones, how they manage to stay on the bottom is unknown.

Mutations:  Aberrant Form (Gills), Dual Cerebellum (+1 extra Mental Mutation), Increased Sense (Vision), Mind Thrust

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