Monday, 29 July 2019

Monster: Urophion

Monster: Urophion

The urophion is the result of implanting an illithid tadpole into a roper. The result is terrifying.

Urophion [Lords of Madness, page 170]

659 points
Attribute Modifiers: ST+18 (No Fine Manipulators, -40%; Size Modifier, -20%) [72]; IQ+2 [40]; HT+3 [30].
Secondary Characteristics: SM+2; Will+2 [10]; Basic Move -4 [-20].
Advantages: Chameleon 4 (Extended, Infravision, +20%) [24]; DR 3 (Tough Skin, -40%) [9]; Infravision [10]; Injury Tolerance (No Neck) [5]; Magic Resistance 3 (Improved, +150%) [15]; Night Vision 6 [6]; Resistant to Psionics (+3) [10]; Sharp Teeth [1].
Cold Resistance [21]: DR 5 (Limited, Cold, -40%; Tough Skin, -40%) [5] + Immunity to Noxious Cold Effects [10] + Internal DR 5 (Limited, Cold, -40%) [3] + Nictitating Membrane 5 (Limited, Cold, -40%) [3].
Electricity Resistance [65]: DR 20 (Includes Eyes, +10%; Includes Internal, +20%; Limited, Electricity, -40%; Tough Skin, -40%) [50] + Immunity to Electrical Conduction [5] + Immunity to Noxious Electrical Effects [10].
Strands [79]: Binding 12 (Link, +10%; Rapid Fire 6, Selective Fire, +80%; Reduced Range, x1/5, -20%; Retractable, +100%; Sticky, +20%; Limited Use, 6 uses, Fast Reload, -5%) [69] + Fatigue Attack 1d (Contact Agent, -30%; Increased 1/2D, x10, +15%; Link, +10%; Rapid Fire 6, +70%; Reduced Range, x1/5, -20%; Resistible, HT, -30%; Limited Use, 6 uses, Fast Reload, -5%) [10].
Extraction: Impaling Attack 4d (Accessibility, Must have the skull or face grappled with a strand, -20%; Accessibility, Only on living creatures with a brain, -10%; Cosmic, Irresistible, Only natural DR, +250%; Cosmic, No active defenses allowed, +300%; Cosmic, No roll required, +100%; Melee Attack, Reach C, Cannot Parry, -35%) [220].
Disadvantages: No Manipulators [-50]; One Eye [-15]; Restricted Diet (Carnivore) [-10]; Vulnerability (Fire, x2) [-10].
Features: No Legs (Slithers) [0].
Racial Psionic Abilities: Mental Blow 4 [28]; Suggestion 3 [30]; Telereceive 4 [45]; Telespeak 3 [39].
Racial Psionic Skills: Mental Blow (H) Will-2 [1]; Mental Surgery (H) IQ-2 [1]; Suggestion (H) IQ-2 [1]; Telereceive (H) IQ-2 [1]; Telesend (H) IQ-2 [1].
Creature Type: Aberration.

Knowing Your Own Strength [737]
Replace ST+18 (No Fine Manipulators, -40%; Size Modifier, -20%) [72] with ST+15 [150]

Typical Stats
ST:
28 (KYOS: 25)
HP:
28 (KYOS: 25)
Speed:
5.75
DX:
10
Will:
14
Move:
1
IQ:
12
Per:
12


HT:
13
FP:
13
SM:
+2
Dodge:
8
Parry:
N/A
DR:
3 (tough skin)
Sharp Teeth (14): 3d+1 cutting (KYOS: 5d cutting), Reach C.
Strands (16): Most encounters with an urophion begin when it fires strong, sticky strands. The creature can have up to six strands at once, and they can strike up to 20 yards away. This is a ranged attack that has Acc 3, Recoil 1, and uses the Innate Attack (Projectile) skill. The urophion can vary this attack’s RoF from 1 to 6. If one or multiple strands were severed or released, the urophion can replenish the lost uses by taking three Ready maneuvers (they do not have to be consecutive).
On a hit, the victim is grappled (see p. B370) and rooted in place. He cannot select the Move or Change Posture maneuvers or change facing, and is at -4 to DX. The ST of this effect is equal 12, but the urophion can layer additional attacks (usually via increasing RoF) on a successfully bound victim. Each extra layer gives +1 to ST. If a strand hits bare skin or thin clothing, the victim must make a successful HT or take 1d fatigue damage.
On subsequent turns, the urophion can take a Ready maneuver to pull the victim toward it (or drag itself toward them, if they’re heavy enough). Use the higher of the urophion’s ST or the strands’ ST. However, if the bound subject’s hands are free, or someone else grabs the strand, they can try to pull the urophion (the typical weight of an urophion is 2,200 pounds)! Releasing the strand is a free action on the urophion’sturn.
To break free, the victim must win a Quick Contest of ST or Escape skill against the ST of the strands. Each attempt takes one second. If the victim fails to break free, he loses 1 FP but may try again. Alternatively, he may try to destroy the strands. Innate Attacks hit automatically; other attacks are at -4. External attacks on the strands take no penalty, but risk hitting the victim on a miss (see Striking Into a Close Combat, p. 392). The strands have DR 4. Each point of damage reduces ST by one. At ST 0, the strands are destroyed and the victim is freed. Those who touch the strands (for example, to help the victim to break free), stick to the strands as well, but only if they touch them within the first 10 seconds after they hit the original victim.
Extraction: If the urophion has a victim within Reach C grappled by his skull or face with at least one strand, it can attempt to extract his brain. If the head is not protected by Sealed (i.e. the strand can reach the ears, mouth, nose, etc.), then the victim automatically takes 4d impaling damage to the skull, ignoring DR.

                Traits: Chameleon 4 (Extended, Infravision); Immunity to Electrical Conduction; Immunity to Noxious Cold Effects; Immunity to Noxious Electrical Effects; Infravision; Injury Tolerance (No Neck); Magic Resistance 3 (Improved); Night Vision 6; No Legs (Slithers); No Manipulators; One Eye; Resistant to Psionics (+3); Restricted Diet (Carnivore); Vulnerability (Fire, x2).
Psionic Abilities: Mental Blow 4; Suggestion 3; Telereceive 4; Telespeak 3.
Skills: Brawling-14; Expert Skill (Psionics)-14; Innate Attack (Projectile)-16; Intimidation-14; Thaumatology-14.
Psionic Skills: Mental Blow-14; Suggestion-11; Telereceive-14; Telesend-14.
Creature Type: Aberration.

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