Armor Class: 6
Hit Dice: 4
Attacks: 2 or 1 (claw/bite or slash)
Damage: 1d6/1d8 or 1d12
Hoard Class: None
The Maircan Iggle (MAIR-cuhn IGG-gull) is a large predatory bird (4 feet long with a 12-foot wing span) descended from the national symbolic avian of an Ancient culture. They can be identified by the white feathers on its head, along with a crest along the top.
The Iggle has developed a set of extremely sharp teeth which it uses to rend its victims. When attacking, the Iggle swoops down and claws and bites its victim for 1d6/1d8 hit points of damage. An Iggle also has developed feathers which have a razor-sharp edge to them. An Iggle may also swoop down and pass next to a victim, slashing them with their wings as they fly by. This slash attack does 1d12 hit points of damage.
An Iggle can also carry up to 300 pounds, and will sometimes grab a victim and take them aloft (to either drop them from a dizzying height, or just to take back to the nest to feed). Smaller animals (and PCs) should be cautious when an Iggle is seen circling overhead.
Complicating things is that some denizens of the Mutant Future view the Iggle as a creature to be protected and respected. Some even feel that the Iggle is the key that will one day lead them back from the Wastelands and into a Land of Prosperity. These zealots will defend the creature to the death as it represents What Once Was.
Mutations: gigantism, aberrant form (natural weapon)