Atlas   Rules   Resources   Adventures   Stories       FAQ   Search   Links



Nekrozon / Catoblepas

by John Walter Biles

Nekrozon, also known as Catoblepas are swamp dwelling predators with the body of a buffalo, but a very long tail, a long neck and a boarís head. They prefer swamps and are greatly feared for their deadly gaze. Nekrozon donít normally hunt humans, but do respond with hostility to anything which threatens them or their young or food theyíve just secured.

Lesser Nekrozon, Level 7 Artillery
Large natural beast XP 300
Initiative +8 Senses Perception +3
HP 64; Bloodied 32
AC 19; Fortitude 19, Reflex 17, Will 16
Resist Necrotic 15
Speed 4; swampwalk
m Tail Bash (standard; at-will)
Reach 2; +12 vs. AC; 2d6+3 and prone
R Glimpse of Death (standard; at-will) | Necrotic
For a moment, you catch a glimpse of death in the eyes of the Nekrozon.
Ranged 12; +12 vs. Fortitude; 2d6+5 Necrotic
R Full Bore Stare (standard; Refresh 5-6) | Necrotic
You gaze into the eyes of the Nekrozon and DEATH awaits you.
Ranged 12; +12 vs. Fortitude; 3d10+5 Necrotic and lose 1 healing surge
Alignment Unaligned Languages --
Skills Athletics +11, Stealth +9
Str 14 (+6) Dex 18 (+4) Wis 14 (+3)
Con 16 (+5) Int 6 (+1) Cha 4 (-1)

The most common form of Nekrozon, they are usually found in small groups in the swamp. A few manage to live long enough to become much more potent.
Greater Nekrozon, Level 17 Elite Artillery
Huge natural beast XP 3200
Initiative +14 Senses Perception +12
HP 258; Bloodied 129
AC 31; Fortitude 31, Reflex 29, Will 26
Resist Necrotic 20
Saves +2 Action Points 1
Speed 4; swampwalk
m Tail Bash (standard; at-will)
Reach 3; +22 vs. AC; 2d6+5, prone (no save needed to end) and stunned (save ends)
R Glimpse of Death (standard; at-will) | Necrotic
For a moment, you catch a glimpse of death in the eyes of the Nekrozon.
Ranged 20; +22 vs. Fortitude; 2d6+5 Necrotic and dazed (save ends)
R Full Bore Stare (standard; Refresh 5-6) | Necrotic
You gaze into the eyes of the Nekrozon and DEATH awaits you.
Ranged 15; +22 vs. Fortitude; 3d10+5 Necrotic and lose 1 healing surge and stunned (save ends)
R Death Gaze (standard; encounter) | Necrotic
You lock gazes with the Nekrozon accidentally and the full force of its power is unleashed on you.
Ranged 10; +22 vs. Reflex; 4d10+5 Necrotic and lose 2 healing surges and unconscious (save ends)
Alignment Unaligned Languages --
Skills Athletics +17, Stealth +19
Str 19 (+12) Dex 23 (+14) Wis 19 (+12)
Con 21 (+13) Int 6 (+6) Cha 4 (+5)

Greater Nekrozon are fairly rare; most Nekrozon donít live long enough to achieve this level of power. They are sought out by those seeking particularly potent guard creatures.