Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Creature Feature: Rhodessan Enforcer

There hardly seems to be any point in calling it "Friday Creature Feature" anymore, does there? Anyway, here's another Peryton RPG spirit to play with, even though it's only Wednesday. And, just because I feel like it, I'm going to add some T&T stats at the end.

Medium Outsider (Spirit)
Hit Dice: 4d10
Speed: fly 30 (perfect)
Armor Class: 12 (+3 natural, -2 dexterity, +1 spirit)
Attack Bonus: +8 melee, +3 ranged
Damage: bite 1d8+4
Special Qualities: Damage Reduction 5/silver, Spirit (Corrupting Touch, Malevolence, Manifestation)
Saves: Fort +13, Ref +7, Will +8
Abilities: Str 18, Dex 7, Con -, Int 8 Wis 9, Cha 10
Environment: Cities

Rhodessans are simple-minded, thuggish spirits. Typically, they take the form of neckless, frog-like humanoids with beady eyes and enormous mouths. Their favorite hosts are large, flabby humans, dwarves, and giant toads. If they can find such a vehicle in a position of authority, even better. A rhodessan's only interest in physical existence is the exercise of social control.*  Whether the ends it serves are considered good or evil is irrelevant, as long as the rhodessan has the opportunity to dominate.

Tunnels & Trolls Stats
MR 60, Wiz 25 + 2d (DARO applicable)
Semi-Corporeal: Rhodessan spirits are immune to spite, and subtract 10 points of damage from every attack as if wearing armor. Note that the host body, if any, is not protected by either of these effects.
Possession: The rhodessan can attempt to take over the body of any creature by forgoing its attack dice, spending five Wizardry points, and then making a contested Wizardry SR. If the rhodessan's SR total is higher than the victim's total, the spirit has taken control. Any time the rhodessan blatantly acts against a reasonably intelligent (Int 7 or higher) host's interests, however, the host can attempt another contest to break free. Attacks against a rhodessan inside a host body damage only the body, not the spirit controlling it. For purposes of spell resistance and the associated depletion, however, use only the spirit's Wizardry.

*Some might object that giant toads are at a distinct disadvantage in this area, but, based upon my experience with corporate and civic hierarchies, I can assure you that they are on more than even footing.

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