Saturday, December 15, 2012

Beastiary - Nemean Lion

 Lesser sons by normal mothers of the great beast slain by Hercules in the first of his mythic labors, these big cats still partake of their sire's strength and toughness.

 Common to all  is their tough skin, which provides an increased armor class and is near impervious to impaling and edged weapons.

The Nemean lion's skin may be removed and treated to make a cloak.


Nemean Lions grow up to 16 feet long and weigh up to 1600 pounds.

Combat A Nemean Lion attacks by running at and jumping on it's prey. It uses it's claw attacks to hold and its bite to crush the throat or neck. If it successfully hits with both of it's front claws, it can rake with the back claws.


Statistics by game system.

3rd Edition / Pathfinder

 

SizeHuge
Hit Dice10d8+30 (75HP)
Initiative+4 (Dex)
Speed50 feet
AC17 (-2 Size, +4 Dex, +5 natural)
Attacks2 claws +15 melee, bite +7 melee
DamageClaw 1d6 +7, Bite1d8+3
Face/Reach5ft by 10 ft/5ft
Special AttacksPounce, Improved grab, rake 1d6+3
Special QualitiesScent, Damage Reduction
SavesF9, R8, W7
AbilitiesSt 25, Dex 18, Con 17, IQ 2,
Wis 15, Cha 10
SkillsHide +5, Jump +10, Listen +4,
Move Silently +9, Spot +4
FeatsWeapon Finesse (Claw)
Climate/TerrainWarm land
Organization1 or Pride (1 + 1 -8 standard lions)
Challenge Rating7
AlignmentNeutral
Advancement11-24 HD (Huge)
Special Qualities

Damage Reduction:  The Nemean Lion takes 1/2 damage from slashing weapons and each hit from an impaling weapon does but a single point of damage.

The skin from a Nemean Lion may be treated to form a cloak that provides 2 points of armor to the wearer.  It has no casting penalty, no maximum dexterity and no armor check penalty.


1st Edition

FrequencyVery Rare
No Appearing1 or 1 + 1-8 regular lions
Armor Class2/3
Move20"
Hit Dice8 + 2
% in Lair25%
Treasure TypeNil
No of Attacks3
Damage/Attack1-6/1-6/2-12
Special AttacksRear Claws for 2-12/2-12
Special DefenseSurprised only on a 1
Magic ResistanceStandard
IntelligenceSemi-
AlignmentNeutral
SizeHuge
Psionic AbilityNil
Special Qualities

Damage Reduction:  The Nemean Lion takes 1/2 damage from sharp/edged  weapons and each hit from an impaling weapon (arrow, bolt, dart) does but a single point of damage.

The skin from a Nemean Lion may be treated to form a cloak that provides 2 points of armor  (Equal to a suite of Leather Armor) to the wearer. 




Chivalry & Sorcery

 

Body75
Weight 800
Move100/300
Armor7
% Hit40
% Dodge-30
Attack Mode
5xWDFMLC   6   Claws(+1 blow)
3xWDFMLC 3 Bite
Experience7500


Special Qualities
Rake attacks described above, are 6xWDF  MLC 6 Claw attacks.
 
Damage Reduction:  Reduce all "L" weapon damage by 1/2 and "LH" weapon damage by 1/3.  Bows, Crossbows and Javelins do but 1 point of damage on a hit.  Throwing axes are reduced as "L" weapons, damage from slings is not reduced.

The skin from a Nemean Lion may be treated to form a cloak that provides 2 points of armor (Equal to a Hardened Leather Cuirass and a Conical Helmet) to the wearer. 



Runequest 2e


STR3d6+15 (26-27)Move12
CON 3d6+4 (15-17)Hit Point Average17
SIZ2d6+12 (19)Treasure Factor29
INT7
POW40
DEX-30
CHA3d6
ClawSR8Attack 50%Damage 1d6+1d6
BiteSR8Attack 40%Damage 1d10+1d6
5 point skin

Special Qualities

Damage Reduction:  The Nemean Lion takes 1/2 damage from cutting and thrusting weapons, and there is no chance for an Impale.

The skin from a Nemean Lion may be treated to form a cloak that provides 3 points of armor (equal to Cuirbolli) to the wearer's Head, Arms, Chest and Abdomen and has an Encumbrance of 2. 


  Warhammmer Fantasy Role Playing 1e


  M    WS    BS    S    T    W    I   A    Dex    Ld    Int    Cl    WP    Fel 
6 50 0 7 5 30 70 3 35 40 15 66 55 -



Special Qualities
Damage Reduction:  The Nemean Lion takes 1/2 damage from slashing weapons (swords, axes, etc) and each hit from an impaling (arrows, spears, etc) weapon does but a single point of damage.

The skin from a Nemean Lion may be treated to form a cloak that provides 1 Armor Point to the wearer's Head, Arms and Body.

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