Friday, August 17, 2012

Beast of the Week: Calopus

A rare beast from Medieval heraldry, likely inspired by legends in the Ancient Middle East, the Calopus.

Armor Class: 3 (17)
Hit Dice: 3+1
Move: 180 (60)
Attacks: 2 horns
Damage: 1d10/1d10
No. Appearing: -- (2d6)
Save As: Fighter 3
Morale: 7
Treasure Type: C
Alignment: Neutral

A predatory beast with the body of a wolf, head of a boar, serrated goat horns, and reptilian rear legs.  Calopuses are usually found in forests and plains, where they hunt in packs similar to wolves.  Their favorite tactic is to chase prey up into trees, then saw down the trees with their horns.  A calopus can cut down a tree trunk 1' thick in one Turn.

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