Thursday, January 24, 2013

[Korgothursday] Savage Menagerie: Trivyxxx

No. Enc.: 3 (6 or 9 in lair)
Alignment: Chaotic
Movement: 60' (20')
Armor Class: 5
Hit Dice: 8
Attacks: 1 (weapon)
Damage: as weapon type
Save: L5
Morale: 9
Hoard Class: XIV

The Trivyxxx is an odd creature; one that isn't man nor monster, but something in-between. The most obvious mutation possessed by a Trivyxxx is its three insect-like heads. Each head has a set of bulbous yellow eyes set above an insect-like set of mandibles. This triple headed mutation makes it nearly impossible to sneak up and/or surprise the creature. (Those who try have only a 1 in 6 chance.) Although the Trivexxx does not have any kind of enhanced senses, it gets an extra chance to see/hear if a check is needed. (The Mutant Lord should roll twice rather than once if checking to see if the mutant sees or hears something unusual.) Also, the Trivyxx's gray-green, rubbery flesh takes only half-damage from blunt weapons which harmlessly "bounce" off the surface.

The Trivyxxx "walks" by using a set of 9 tentacles around the base of its ponderous bulk. Due to its size, this mode of locomotion is fairly slow. It has two arms which it uses to attack, usually with some kind of large, blunt weapon. However, the Trivyxxx's tentacles also give it the mutation of parasitic control. If a Trivyxxx is able to hold a victim long enough for one of its tentacles to reach the spine, several small barbs will latch on to the victim's spinal column, giving the creature absolute control. The Trivyxxx will use its new "puppet" to help in any attacks, or will be used as a defensive shield as long as contact is maintained.

Trivyxxx society is based on the number three. There will always be three of the beings when they are encountered, or some multiple of three if discovered in their lair. It is theorized that there are actually three sexes amongst the Trivyxxxx species, which may explain the triad. 

Mutations: triple headed, parasitic control

NOTE: This creature was inspired by the post-apocalyptic, sword-and-sorcery cartoon "Korgoth of Barbaria." Let's see how much material a 22-minute pilot can provide us! Stay tuned for future installments of Korgothursday! 

1 comment:

  1. Mmmm... Korgoth-y goodness. :)

    On a related note, I'll never forgive CN for not picking this up? (Or, worse, for teasing us by claiming it'd been picked up and then reneging.)