Saturday, October 30, 2010

[Festival of Fright] Notorius NPC: "Sam"

8th Level Mutant Human (probably)

STR: 17 --- INT: 14
DEX: 16 --- WIL: 15
CON: 16 --- CHA: 10
HPs: 58 --- AC: 1
Mutations: precognition, teleportation, mental barrier

Not much is known about "Sam," who is the recognized leader of the Tricker Treaters. What is known is that he is a coldblooded killer in the body of a child.

"Sam" appears to be a small child dressed in a pair of "Footie" pajamas. Over his head, he wears a simple mask made out of a burlap bag with two big black buttons sewn on for the eyes. He can be found carrying a trick-or-treat sack and/or a large lollipop in the shape of a jack-o-lantern. "Sam" never talks and remains utterly silent.

"Sam" can best be described as "The Spirit of Halloween," for he enforces the rules and rituals of the Festival of Fright. It is said he appears to one town or village one night of the year to watch over the populace as they celebrate the Festival. If he sees violators (not being generous to Tricker Treaters, not wearing masks and costumes, blowing out the candle in a jack-o-lantern), it is said he will exact revenge against those.

"Sam" is almost supernaturally fast and strong. He receives a +2 to hit bonus, +4 damage bonus, and he receives 2 attacks per combat round. He is hard to fight mentally as he has a permanent mental barrier in place. Physical combat is also difficult as "Sam" can teleport out of harm's way, and his precognition gives him advance warnings of grievous injury.

When "Sam" is first encountered, it may be almost humorous in nature as "Sam" does not seem to be very menacing. However, if "Sam" is crossed or insulted, his true nature should be revealed. "Sam" is -- at heart -- a demonic creature of sadistic intent. Oddly enough, treating him as a childlike trick-or-treater may be enough to make him break off his attack. It's been said that simply offering him some candy may make him forget his vengeance-fueled attack and he will wander off, happily munching the sweets offered to him.

"Sam" appears courtesy of the movie "Trick R Treat."

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