Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Creature Feature: Cloudhaunts

Another "Hey, I haven't done this in a while" type of post, in this case a Creature Feature to fill out the Bestiary of Frozen Skies a little bit more. The subject for this week is a creature dreaded and cursed by aviators all over Darmonica, it is a bane for those who often fly in skies frequently shrouded by clod or fog.

Meet the Cloudhaunt.

Aviator's Bane

Cloudhaunts are winged creatures roughly bigger than a medium sized hound and are known to lurk in clouds or thick fog to prey upon unsuspecting aircraft. They are usually found in groups of 2d6 members, though larger packs have been heard of and stated to have even take out a skyship.

Their typically method of attack is to try and latch onto an aircraft and then try ripping it apart with their claws, though if the numbers are in their favour they will try to directly attack the crews of skyships.

Appearance wise they are similar looking to gargoyles but are furry rather than stone.

Attributes: Agility d8, Smarts d6(A), Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d6
Skills: Fighting d6, Notice d12, Stealth d10
Pace: 0; Parry: 5; Toughness: 4
Special Abilities
*Bite/Claws: Str+d6
*Flying: Pace 8, Climb -2
*Gang Up: Two or more Cloudhaunts can gang-up, do this as a single attack but every extra Cloudhaunt adds +1 to the attack and damage rolls.
*Size -1: Cloudhaunts are just bigger than a medium sized dog.

2 comments:

  1. Nicely thematic, although I'd prefer to see a clearer description of what it looks like (it could also be a good candidate for artwork). You describe it as being "bigger than a medium sized hound", but does it actually look like a winged hound, or is that purely a reference to its size?

    By the way, its Parry should be 5 and its Toughness should be 4.

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    1. Mainly referring to the size, actual appearance is close to that of a gargoyle but more furry than stone.

      Oops, I'll correct that.

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