Boldly go where venomous unicorn apes attack!
Just like how fantasy rpgs draw from a wealth of myths and legends to draw inspiration for monsters, Sci-Fi is full of strange and terrible creatures to adapt and throw at your players. This week I bring a famous (or perhaps infamous) beast – the Mugato from Star Trek TOS: A Private Little War.
N Medium animal
Init +2; Senses low-light vision; Perception +13
DEFENSE HP 40
EAC 14; KAC 16
Fort +7; Ref +7; Will +2
Immunities mugato venom
Speed 30 ft., climb 30 ft.
Melee bite +11 (1d6+7 P plus captain’s bane) or gore +11 (1d6+7 P&B)
Offensive Abilities captain’s bane
Str +4; Dex +1; Con +2; Int -4; Wis +0; Cha +0
Skills Athletics +8, Survival +8
Environment subtropical forest and savannah
Organization solitary or mated pair
Captain’s Bane (Ex) As part of a bite attack, a mugato injects it’s victim with mugato venom, a deadly and extremely painful neurotoxin.
Type poison (injury); Save Fortitude DC 12
Track Dexterity (special); Frequency 1/minute for
Effect progression track is Sluggish—Stiffened—Staggered—Immobile—Dead
Cure 2 consecutive save
A shaggy white, ape-like creature with a large horn sprouting from its forehead, the mugato is a fierce predator. With a ridge of horns going down its back and sharp, serrated teeth, mugato are feared by animals and sentient species alike. Swooping down from the trees, they often hunt in pairs, quickly biting their prey then waiting for their venom to do its work before returning to feast on the remains.
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