Li Lung

Li Lung Dragon

Description:

ST 32 [0]; DX 14 [48]; IQ 16 [120]; HT 15 [50].
Damage 3d+1/6d-1; BL 205 lbs.; HP 32 [0]; Will 16 [0]; Per 16 [0]; FP 15 [0].
Basic Speed 8 [15]; Basic Move 8 [0]; Block 0; Dodge 11; Parry 10 (Brawling).

Advantages

Absolute Direction [5]; Claws (Sharp Claws) [5]; Control Earth 5 [100]; Damage Resistance 90 (Can't Wear Armor; Only vs. effects of earthquakes, cave-ins, landslides) [90]; Damage Resistance Type 1 6 (Can't Wear Armor) [18]; Dark Vision (Color Vision) [30]; Extra ST 22 (Affects displayed ST score; No Fine Manipulators; Size) [66]; Flight (Winged) [30]; High Pain Threshold [10]; Magery 0 [5]; Morph [100]; Nictitating Membrane 1 [1]; Resistant (To side effects of earthquakes, cave-ins, and landslides) (Occasional) (Immunity) [10]; Resistant to Disease (Immune) [10]; Striker (Horns; Crushing) [5]; Teeth (Sharp Teeth) [1]; Temperature Tolerance 3 [3]; Tunneling (Tunneling Move (+1)) [35]; Unaging [15].

Disadvantages

Increased Consumption -2 [-20]; Vulnerability (Iron) (Occasional) (x2) [-20].

Skills

Brawling-14 (DX+0) [1]; Climbing-13 (DX-1) [1]; Geology/TL3 (Earthlike)-15 (IQ-1) [2]; Hiking-14 (HT-1) [1]; Jumping-14 (DX+0) [1]; Prospecting/TL3-15 (IQ-1) [1]; Running-14 (HT-1) [1].

Bio:

In Chinese mythology, dilong 地龍 “earth dragon” is one of many types of -long 龍 dragons such as shenlong 神龍 “divine dragon” and huanglong 黃龍 “yellow dragon”. Since dì 地 “earth; land; soil; ground” semantically contrasts with tian 天 “heaven; sky” (e.g., tiandi 天地 “heaven and earth; universe”, see Tiandihui), the dilong is paired with the tianlong 天龍 “heavenly dragon”. Chinese dragons were supposedly able to fly, and thus were considered celestial creatures rather than terrestrial ones like the “earthbound” dilong. Two other exceptions are panlong 蟠龍 “coiled/curled dragon; a dragon that has not ascended to heaven” and tulong 土龍 “soil/earth dragon”, which refers to the tuo 鼉 “Chinese Alligator” (cf. Japanese mogura 土竜 “mole”).

They defy many generalizations about dragons. They live in caves, they can’t breathe water, and fly with physical wings. They look like a winged lion with a dragon’s head.

Li Lung

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