Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Monster: Spider Eater

Monster: Spider Eater

Spider eaters are large insectile beasts that can paralyze their victim for weeks and implant the eggs into them. Creepy. Why are they called spider eaters?


Spider Eater [Monster Manual, page 234]

126 points
Attribute Modifiers: ST+10 (No Fine Manipulators, -40%; Size Modifier, -20%) [40]; DX+2 (No Fine Manipulators, -40%) [24]; IQ-8 [-160]; HT+2 [20].
Secondary Characteristic Modifiers: SM+2; Will+7 [35]; Per+10 [50]; Basic Move -1 [-5].
Advantages: Absolute Direction [5]; DR 1 [5]; Discriminatory Smell [15]; Flight (Winged, -25%) [30]; Infravision [10]; Night Vision 9 [9]; Peripheral Vision [15]; Sharp Teeth [1]; Slippery 10 (Magical, -10%) [18].
Sting: Striker (Large Piercing; Cannot Parry, -40%) [4].
                Poison: Affliction 1 (HT; Extended Duration, 10,000x, +160%; Follow-Up, Sting, +0%; Onset, 1 minute, -10%; Paralysis, +150%) [40].
Implant: Toxic Attack 2d (Accessibility, Only on SM+2 or large creatures, -10%; Blood Agent, -40%; Cyclic, 12 one-hour cycles, +220%; Melee Attack, Reach C, Cannot Parry, -35%; Onset, 6 weeks, -40%; Symptoms, 1/2 HP, Terrible Pain, +120%; Symptoms, 2/3 HP, Agony, +300%) [50].
Disadvantages: Horizontal [-10]; No Fine Manipulators [-30]; Restricted Diet (Carnivore) [-10]; Wild Animal [-30].
Creature Type: Magical Beast.
Notes: Size 7 hexes; Weight 4,000 lbs.

Knowing Your Own Strength [186]
Replace ST+10 (No Fine Manipulators, -40%; Size Modifier, -20%) [40] with ST+10 [100]

Typical Stats
ST:
20
HP:
20
Speed:
6
DX:
12
Will:
9
Move:
5 ground, 12 air
IQ:
2
Per:
12


HT:
12
FP:
12
SM:
+2
Dodge:
9
Parry:
N/A
DR:
1
Sting (14): 3d-1 large piercing (KYOS: 5d-1 large piercing) plus follow-up affliction (resisted by HT, onset 1 minute, paralysis for margin of failure weeks). Reach C-1.
Mandibles (14): 2d cutting (KYOS: 3d+2 cutting). Reach C.
Implant: Female spider eaters lay their eggs inside paralyzed creatures of SM+2 or bigger. The eggs gestate for six weeks, then the host takes 2d toxic damage each hour for 13 cycles. This damage cannot be resisted. Once the host loses 1/2 of their HP to this effect, they begin experiencing terrible pain (p. B428) until they heal above that threshold. Once the host loses 2/3 of their HP to this effect, they begin experiencing agony (p. B428) until they heal above that threshold. The eggs can be removed with a successful Surgery roll (failure deals 1d-1 injury), or a Cure Disease spell cast at a -5 penalty. If the host dies to this effect, the young emerges, literally devouring the host from inside.

                Traits: Absolute Direction; Discriminatory Smell; Flight (Winged); Horizontal; Infravision; Night Vision 9; No Fine Manipulators; Peripheral Vision; Restricted Diet (Carnivore); Slippery 10 (Magical); Wild Animal.
Skills: Brawling-14; Mount-12; Survival (Woodlands)-12; Tracking-12.
Creature Type: Magical Beast.
Notes: Size 7 hexes; Weight 4,000 lbs.



Spider Eater Venom
This poison is extracted from a spider eater. A living victim must make a HT roll one minute after poisoning or become paralyzed for margin of failure weeks.
Form: Follow-Up Poison.
Cost: $1,500 (singular); $540 (5-batched).
Recipe: $150; 13 days; defaults to Poisons-4.
Statistics: Affliction 1 (HT; Extended Duration, 10,000x, +160%; Follow-Up Poison, -10%; Onset, 1 minute, -10%; Paralysis, +150%) [40].

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