Tuesday, March 19, 2013

"M" is for "Moacca"


No. Enc.:  0 (1d4)
Alignment:  Neutral
Movement:  180' (60')
Armor Class:  7
Hit Dice:  4
Attacks:  2 (1 claw, 1 bite)
Damage:  1d8 / 2d6
Save:  L2 (or L4)
Morale:  8
Hoard Class:  None
XP:  135 (+55 per extra mutation below)

Moaccas are flightless, 10' tall birds that deftly stalk overgrown forests and jungles. They feed on the fruits and nuts of mutant plants and small(er) game...and sometimes supplement their diets with wayward adventurers.

Moacca eggs are highly prized, as hatchlings imprint on their caretakers and serve as loyal mounts.  A domesticated moacca can carry an adult humanoid rider (plus an additional 200 lbs of gear) without movement penalties.

15% of any given moaccas encountered are sentient, and capable of intelligent speech. Each possesses 1d3 beneficial Mental Mutations, and Saves as a Level 4 creature.  Such moaccas still make fine mounts, but their cynical, sarcastic, and snide demeanors tax even the most patient souls.

Mutations:  Gigantism