Tales of Wuxia
Savage Creature of India
ST 19 ; DX 13 ; IQ 5 [-100]; HT 12 .
Damage 2d-1/3d+1; BL 72 lbs.; HP 19 ; Will 11 ; Per 12 ; FP 12 .
Basic Speed 6.25 ; Basic Move 9 ; Block 0; Dodge 10; Parry 11 (Innate Attack (Projectile)).
Claws (Sharp Claws) ; Combat Reflexes ; Damage Resistance 1 ; Fearlessness 3 ; Flight (Cannot Hover; Winged) ; Night Vision 2 ; Small Piercing Attack (Quill) 1 (No Wounding; Increased Range (x2)) ; Striker (Large Piercing) (Tail) (Cannot Parry; Long (+2)) ; Teeth (Sharp Teeth) ; Temperature Tolerance 1 ; Terror (Will-0) ; Toxic Attack 1 (Cyclic (1 hour interval) (10 cycles); Follow-Up (quills) (+3); Resistible (HT) (HT-2)) .
Penetrating Voice .
Appearance (Monstrous) [-20]; Odious Personal Habit (Eats humans) -3 [-15]; Restricted Diet (Fresh Meat) (Common) [-20].
Brawling-13 (DX+0) ; Flight-11 (HT-1) ; Hiking-12 (HT+0) ; Innate Attack (Projectile)-14 (DX+1) ; Jumping-13 (DX+0) ; Running-12 (HT+0) ; Stealth-13 (DX+0) ; Survival (Mountain)-12 (Per+0) ; Tracking-12 (Per+0) .
The manticore is a legendary creature that has the body of a lion, a head with three rows of sharp teeth (like a shark), and a trumpet-like voice. Other aspects of the creature vary from story to story. It may be horned, winged, or both. The tail is that of either a dragon or a scorpion, and it may shoot poisonous spines to either paralyze or kill its victims. It devours its prey whole. It leaves no clothes, bones, or possessions of the prey behind. During the early centuries, it was often believed that when a person would go missing, it was evidence that it was caused by a manticore. The creature’s feet may be those of a dragon, but are most often described as the paws of a lion. Its size ranges from the size of a lion to the size of a horse.