Thursday, January 7, 2010

[Thundarr Thursday] Savage Menagerie: Fraeken

No. Enc.: 0 (1d3)
Alignment: Neutral
Movement: Swim, 90' (30')
Armor Class: 7
Hit Dice: 9
Attacks: 8 (tentacles) or 1 (energy ray)
Damage: 1d4 per tentacle/4d6 per energy ray
Save: L4
Morale: 7
Horde Class: None

A Fraeken (fray-ken) is an eight-armed, squid-like, underwater creature that may be mistaken for a Giant Octopus (MF rulebook, pg. 87) when first encountered. It is usually colored a sickly reddish-purple, and a thin webbed skin runs between each of its tentacles, giving it a saucer shape. Its most disturbing feature is its eerie human-like face that takes up most of its central body mass.

A Fraeken can grab and crush a foe with any one of its eight tentacles for 1d4 hit points of damage. These tentacles will also wrap around a victim upon a successful hit, crushing them for 1d3 additional points of damage per round. However, the Fraeken prefers to attack with its energy ray mutation. A Fraeken can fire a blue laser beam from the tips of two of its tentacles for 4d6 hit points of damage.

If a fight is going against a Fraeken, it will spray a 40' cloud of black ink, obscuring the vision for all in the area. It will then try to make its escape while its combatant is blinded.

Mutations: energy ray

NOTE: This creature was inspired by the episode "Attack of the Amazon Women" from the classic Ruby-Spears post-apocalyptic cartoon "Thundarr the Barbarian." Stay tuned each week for "Thundarr Thursday!"

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