Wednesday, February 29, 2012

"G" is for "Groak"


No. Enc.:  1d6 (1d10)
Alignment:  Chaotic
Movement:  120' (40')
  —Swim:  120' (40')
Armor Class:  6
Hit Dice:  7
Attacks:  1 (bite or specific weapon)
Damage:  1d8 or 2d6+1
Save:  L7
Morale:  9
Hoard Class:  XIV
XP:  1,140

Found in swamps, lakes, and humid caves, groaks are lanky, 7' tall amphibioids with slick yellowish skin and blue stripes.  They usually eschew technology, and their only weapons are customized broad, razored blades atop long hafts [two-handed, +1 To Hit, 2d6+1 damage, 7 lbs].  How they procure them is unknown.

Groaks have an ancestral hatred of Pure Humans, and attack them on sight.  After slaying such victims, groaks slice open the body cavities and remove all the organs and innards, placing them in neat, specific piles next to the corpses.  The exactness of this ritual is universal amongst all groak-kind.

Groaks can spit venom up to 15' away, which causes Blindness for 1d6 hours upon a failed Saving Throw Versus Poison.  And when agitated or in battle, a groak raises its neck hood to intimidate foes.  Those seeing the threat display suffer a -2 penalty on all Morale checks.

One of the most grievous insults in the Mutant Future is telling someone that "their mother licks groaks."

Mutations:  Toxic Weapon (Spittle)


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    1. Aggh, some terrible errors in that post. The colours are striking, and I really like that cobra-like hood. Very easily translated visual details for any discerning referee. Which is good, considering the most memorable are the most distinct and easily visualized. As for the dissection bit, I just had to laugh!

      It's terribly off-topic, but I've tagged you and your blog for a blog-chain I'm participating in. Fairly harmless, and it's quite alright if you choose not to participate. Below's just the run-down, and my part is, of course, on my blog.

      The Rules Are:
      1. You must post the rules.
      2. Post eleven fun facts about yourself on the blog post.
      3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you've tagged.
      4. Tag eleven bloggers, however, you can break the rules and tag fewer people if you want. Make sure you hyperlink their names/blogs.
      5. Let them know you've tagged them!
      6. Have fun!

      Looking forward to your response, either way.


  2. Thanks for the comments, Mr. Joshua! I like how the groaks came out, too.

    And I'm going to have to politely decline The Rules. I'm far too modest to bore anyone with "fun" facts. A regular shrinking violet, I am.