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Next monster, the wendigo. Cannibal killer of the north. Art was donated by Marco Ortiz Walters who is doing the art for the revised book.


by Glen Welch

AC: 6
Hit Dice: 8 (M)
Move: 120'(40')
Attack: 2 Claws/1 Bite
Damage: 1d8/1d8/2d6
Number Appearing 1 (1)
Save As: F8
Morale: 10
Treasure Type: N
Intelligence: 11
Alignment: Chaotic
XP Value: 1500
Monster Type: Humanoid

One of the most feared creatures in the Turtle Clan territory, the wendigo is the result of someone who willingly commits cannibalism. Becoming a wendigo is an Immortal curse that turns the cannibal into a feral creature that is constantly hungry. Wendigo hunger for human flesh, but will settle for sasquatch or any humanoid they can catch. Wendigo are solitary creatures, and will attack each other on sight, with the victor devouring the loser.

Wendigo resemble scraggly men, covered in a course brown fur. They have over-sized mouths with needle like teeth. Their claws can tear their victims limb from limb, then they eat their prey at their leisure. They prefer to stalk their prey, picking off victims one at a time, gorging themselves after each kill. A wendigo will even eat until it gets sick, just so it can keep eating.

Wendigo because of their curse can only be hurt by magical or obsidian weapons. They are treated as enchanted creatures for the purposes for protection from evil and similar spells. Once per day a wendigo can cast obscure, ventriloquism, and invisibility once per turn. The wendigo can also mimic any language it can hear, but can only repeat words, it doesn't actually know the language.