Saturday, March 31, 2012

"Y" is for "Yiyi"

Yiyi  ("Treeseer")

No. Enc.:  1 (1)
Alignment:  Neutral
Movement:  30' (10')
Armor Class:  6
Hit Dice:  2
Attacks:  2 (2 claws)
Damage:  1d3 / 1d3
Save:  L5
Morale:  10
Hoard Class:  VI, VIII, XIX, XXII
XP:  101

Eerie and elusive, the nocturnal yiyi (pronounced yī-yī) lurks in the densest, darkest jungles, foraging for grubs, fruits, and nuts.  Its bulbous, milky eyes—and extra eyestalks—seemingly see nothing, yet everything, at the same time.  A yiyi is never Surprised.

By tapping on the trunks/stems with their elongated claws, yiyis "speak" the secret language of plants, and they can commune with all vegetation (mutated or otherwise) in this fashion.  Anyone seeking out a yiyi for its prophetic abilities requires a Mutant Plant companion to translate.

A yiyi's grove is littered with precious artifacts and offerings left by pilgrims and disciples. But legend has it that robbing from or, worse, slaying a yiyi will incur the wrath of the entire planet's plantlife....

Mutations:  Increased Sense (Vision), Extra Parts (Eyes), Killing Sphere, Optic Emissions (Bright Eyes, Gamma Eyes), Possession, Precognition