22 January 2016

Earthdawn 4E: Anatomy of a Creature 12 - Crystal Infused Stone Lion

This is the twelfth 4E Anatomy of a Creature, an ongoing series about Earthdawn Fourth Edition. Introduction and Index.

Everything contained here is the work of a fan and not associated with FASA Games.

The crystal infused stone lion is, in addition to being a lot of words, another entry into this series exploring templates.

Crystal is one of three different earth categories (earth and metal being the other two) within the broad elemental entry. While there are some overall similarities between the three, each has a particular emphasis to make it distinct from the others.

This particular creature is not made entirely of crystal, but has significant portions of its body replaced with it. As a result, it is more durable, particularly to magic, but slower and more susceptible to bludgeoning weapons. Crystal infused stone lions would be most likely found in areas with high concentrations of living crystal, such as the Twilight Mountains.

Crystal Infused Stone Lion

Challenge: Journeyman (Eighth Circle)
DEX: 9        Initiative:                 11       Unconsciousness:      79
STR: 11        Physical Defense:  14      Death Rating:              92
TOU: 13       Mystic Defense:     15      Wound Threshold:    19
PER: 6         Social Defense:      10      Knockdown:                 15
WIL: 9        Physical Armor:    12       Recovery Tests:           4
CHA: 6        Mystic Armor:        13
Movement: 16
Actions: 2; Bite: 16 (19), Claws x2: 16 (19)
Ambush (10)
Battle Shout (10): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 131.
Enhanced Sense [Hearing] (2)
Enhanced Sense [Sight]: Low-Light Vision
Great Leap (10)
Hardened Armor
Resist Pain (4)
Resist Earth (10): The crystal infused stone lion gains +10 Physical and Mystic Armor against earth attacks.
Stealthy Stride (15): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 170.
Willful (3)
Special Maneuvers:
Enrage (Opponent)
Pounce (Crystal Infused Stone Lion)
Shatter (Opponent, Blunt Weapon): Opponents attacking the crystal infused stone lion with a blunt weapon gain an additional success on a successful Attack test.

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