07 November 2013

AKTROXIK

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Init +4
Melee Atk
 • Claw +11 (1d8)
 • Bite +9 (1d8 + 1d4 Stamina Drain)
Spellcasting
 • +8 (see below)
AC 13
HD 8d6
MV 35, Fly 40
Act 2d20
SP only hit by magic, spell-abilities, doppelganger
Fort +5
Ref +9
Will +4
AL C

Cast out from the Realm of Faerie, Aktroxik resembles a medium-sized, hairless dog with a vile, human head. His manner is invariably obsequious, but with a sickly air of immanent threat.

Aktroxik is an angler, ever-looking for what he can get from travelers and wanderers. Most are so afraid of just the sight of him that they will give him whatever he asks for, if he will leave them be. Never doubt that he takes advantage of their fright.

Additionally, he is formidably powerful. He can only be harmed by magic, so most of those he crosses paths with never have any hope of driving him off, should the idea strike them. He also has several abilities to call upon, which for convenience are handled similarly to Wizard spells. While they are based on spells from the Rulebook, he cannot lose them from a low casting check, and does not suffer corruption, misfire or taint of any kind, suffering merely from failing to initiate the powers instead. These abilities are:

Enlarge (pg 139) -- While Aktroxik is less than three feet from head to tail, the results should be calculated as if he were man-sized.

Fire Resistance (pg 169)

Invisibility (pg 172)

Water Breathing (pg 235)

Additionally, when he is flying, the twitching, insect-like appendages over his shoulders shiver slightly, like a rattlesnake's tail. Were these limbs to be damaged or severed, it might limit his ability to fly, or eliminate it altogether.

Aktroxik can summon a weak simulacrum of himself, most commonly to create additional fear, but it can also fight alongside himself. This lesser-powered, ersatz self will last until destroyed or until dawn, whichever comes first. He can summon it with the following results of a casting check:

9-15 - Failure

16-17 - Init (acts simultaneously with Atroxik),  Claw +3 (1d6), Bite +3 (1d6), AC 13, HD 8d3, MV 30, Fly 20, Act 1d20, SP -, Fort +2, Ref +2, Will +1

18-21 - Init (acts simultaneously with Atroxik),  Claw +5 (1d8), Bite +5 (1d8 + 1d4-3 Stamina Drain), AC 13, HD 8d4, MV 30, Fly 30, Act 1d20, SP only half-damage from non-magic, Fort +3, Ref +3, Will +2

22-23 - Init (acts simultaneously with Atroxik),  Claw +6 (1d8), Bite +6 (1d8 + 1d4-2 Stamina Drain), AC 13, HD 8d5, MV 35, Fly 35, Act 1d20, SP only hit by magic, Fort +5, Ref +3, Will +2

24-26 - Init (acts simultaneously with Atroxik),  Claw +6 (1d8), Bite +6 (1d8 + 1d4-2 Stamina Drain), AC 13, HD 8d5, MV 35, Fly 35, Act 1d20, SP only hit by magic, spell abilities, Fort +5, Ref +3, Will +3

27-28 - Init (acts simultaneously with Atroxik),  Claw +9 (1d8), Bite +9 (1d8 + 1d4-2 Stamina Drain), AC 13, HD 8d5, MV 35, Fly 35, Act 1d20, SP only hit by magic, spell abilities, Fort +5, Ref +4, Will +4