Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Savage Menagerie: Tigranha

No. Enc.: 0 (2d4)
Alignment: Neutral
Movement: 150' (50')
Armor Class: 6
Hit Dice: 4
Attacks: 1 (bite)
Damage: 1d8
Save: L3
Morale: 7
Hoard Class: None

Tigranhas are a furry cat-faced breed of carnivorous fresh-water fish. They are fairly large (about 1 or 2 feet long), traveling in schools of 2d4. They will attack anything that enters the water they inhabit and, once they smell blood, they never need to make a morale check again.

Only someone very clumsy or very foolish would step near a pond or lake infested with Tigranhas. To combat this, the creature has developed a mental phantasm mutation which it uses to trick a victim. The Tigranha school may create the illusion of a bridge or set of stepping stones across the body of water, or they may just make it appear that the coast is 20 feet further away than it actually is. By the time a victim realizes the mistake, it's too late. The Tigranhas will have already descended.

If the party hears an NPC complaining about all the "cat-fish" in a nearby lake, they had better not think about going fishing. It's the fish who will be the ones angling for dinner!

Mutations: mental phantasm

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  1. I've seen that illustration before but this monster is wrong on so many levels. Why is the cat looking at me like that? ARRGGHHH the pain get the kitty off!

  2. Totally. I can't look at it without simultaneously laughing and also feeling uneasy.