Wednesday, December 2, 2009

[Thundarr Thursday] Savage Menagerie: Hawk-People

No. Enc.: 2d4 (2d6)

Alignment: Chaotic

Movement: 120' (40')

Armor Class: 6

Hit Dice: 7

Attacks: 1 (weapon)

Damage: as per weapon

Save: L6

Morale: 9

Hoard Class: VII

Hawk-People are wingless, bird-like bipeds who are fairly strong and fearless. However, Hawk-People have no real motivation or drive of their own, preferring to follow the orders of a strong charismatic leader. Because of this blind loyalty, Hawk-People are often found working as muscle for wizards. Hawk-People do not have wings or any other ability to fly, although they have the face, beak, and feathers of a bird. They are never found without their backpack where they keep all of their valuables. (It is thought that the backpack also helps hide whatever vestigial stumps remain of what was once their wings.)

Hawk-People have the mutation of shriek, preferring to let loose with a bloodcurdling scream when they enter battle. The Hawk-People can be found using any kind of weapon, although – when trying to accumulate slaves for its master - they prefer to use a man-catcher. This large fork-like polearm ends in a large claw-like apparatus and is used to snare, entrap, and otherwise capture a victim. On a successful hit, the man-catcher has ensnared a victim. If three or more Hawk-People ensnare the same target, that victim is immobilized. This ensnaring does no damage though.

Mutations: shriek

NOTE: This creature is inspired by the episode "Last Train to Doomsday" from the classic Ruby Spears post-apocalyptic cartoon "Thundarr the Barbarian." Stay tuned each week for "Thundarr Thursday!"

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