Thursday, May 15, 2014

Creatures of Eira - Hodekin (S&W and Next)

Hodekin
 The smell of offal and rotting meat filled the air as El dropped into the cavern from poacher shift. Dirty linen tents lay in disorganized mass around a large fire pit. El slipped and suppressed a gag as she stepped in something’s waste. If not for the offal she would have died, as it was the arrow barely missed her head.

Type: Mortal, Monstrous
Hit Dice: 1d4
Armor Class: 7[12]
Attacks:  2 Claws (1d4), Weapon (1d6)
Saving Throw: 18
Special: None
Move: 12 [36’]
Alignment: Chaotic
Challenge Level/XP: A/5

Special Abilities
Hodekin have no special abilities.

Background
Hodekin are small, rat-like, creatures who came to Eira as stowaways on the great Dwarven vessels that traversed the Endless Sea. Since their arrival onto the shores of Eira they have spread like a plague and tribes of Hodekin can now be found in every environment on the island.

Hodekin are regarded as a troublesome vermin to the Dwarven who have a great, if non-aggressive, dislike of the small creatures.

Ecology
Hodekin are a factious race with clans and tribes who combine, dissolve and form at a moment’s notice and typically at highly inconvenient times. Since coming to Eira Hodekin have spread to every corner of the island, however, the most concentrated numbers are found in the northern mountains and western marshlands.  
Next Stats
Small Humanoid
Armor Class 13 (Leather armor)
Hit Points 4 (1d6)
Speed 30 feet
Str 8 (-1)          Dex 14 (+2)      Con 12 (+1)
Int 8 (-1)          Wis 9 (-1)         Cha  6 (-2)
Alignment Lawful Evil
Languages hodekinese, 1 in 6 knows Common

Traits
Skills Stealth +4
Special Senses Dark Vision 60 ft.

Stealthy – Hodekin receive a +1 Bonus to all Dexterity (stealth) checks.

Actions
Melee Attack – Short Swords +1 to hit (reach 5 feet; one creature). Hit: 1d6+1 Slashing Damage.
Ranged Attack – Sling +3 to hit (range 30/120 ft; one creature). Hit 1d4+3 Bludgeoning Damage.


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