Friday, January 13, 2012

"A" is for "Arbird"

Arbird  ("Treebeak")

No. Enc.:  0 (1d4)
Alignment:  Neutral
Movement:  120' (40') 
Armor Class:  5
Hit Dice:  10
Attacks:  1 (bite or stomp)
Damage:  2d6 or 4d6
Save:  L5
Morale:  9
Hoard Class:  None
XP:  2,400

Arbirds are towering, 20'-30' tall, flightless avians that dwell in dense forests and jungles. 

Possessing leaf-like feathers, legs covered with bark-like scales (and lichens and moss, too), and the ability to gradually shift their coloration to match the vibrant and freakish flora of their environs, arbirds are deadly ambush predators.  They stand immobile for days on end, and wait for prey to wander between their legs...and then strike, Surprising on a 1-5 on 1d6, and Swallowing targets whole on an Attack Roll of 18-20.  Anything Swallowed suffers the initial bite damage, and an additional 1d12 damage per round until digested.  Arbirds are strict carnivores, and only attack Mutant Plants in self defense.

Arbirds birth live young, and the newborn "copselings" can stand on their own immediately.

Mutations:  None