Friday, December 24, 2010

[Savage Menagerie] Psyeti

No. Enc.: 1d6 (2d4)
Alignment: Neutral
Movement: 120' (40')
Armor Class: 6
Hit Dice: 5
Attacks: 3 (2 claws, bite)
Damage: 1d6/1d6/1d8
Save: L2
Morale: 7
Hoard Class: None

The Psyeti (pronounced SI-yet-tee) is a 12-foot-tall, fur-covered biped found in arctic or snow-covered wastelands. They are snow-white with beady pink eyes caused by their albinism mutation. They are often found in underground caves and caverns as they are blinded by bright sunlight (-2 combat penalty when outdoors).

Psyetis attack with two formidable claws and a sharp-toothed bite for 1d6/1d6/1d8 points of damage, respectively. Psyetis are difficult to harm in mental combat due to their mental barrier mutation, giving attackers a -4 penalty when attacking mentally. They can also sense others with a mental mutation and will try to avoid them in combat. Psyetis can also use their control weather mutation to whip up a blinding snowstorm or blistering freezing temperatures. If a Psyeti is forced out of its lair and into the outdoors, it will immediately throw up a blizzard in hopes of blinding its opponents, equaling the odds.

Psyetis are not prone to attacking strangers in their domain, although they will defend their lairs to the death if invaded. It is often difficult to know if a region has a Psyeti lair, however, due to the private nature of these beasts. But if a PC spies a shadowy figure on a mountainous hillside from a distance, odds are good that a Psyeti lair is near.

Mutations: albinism, mental barrier, control weather

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