Tuesday, 3 April 2012

A-Z Blogging challenge

C is for Centaurian


No. Enc.: 1d4 (1d8)
Alignment: Chaotic
Movement: 90' (30')
Armor Class: 7
Hit Dice: 2
Attacks: 1
Damage: 1d6
Save: F3
Morale: 7
Hoard Class: XX
XP: 80

Though the usual offspring of two centaurs consists of more centaurs, approximately one in a dozen of these births result in a different creature, called centaurians. Unlike the centaurs whom beget them, centaurians are bipedal, and considerably more animalistic in both form and conduct. Centaurians have the body of a man, but stand firm on the legs and hindquarters of a horse, as well as having an equine head, because of which they lack the ability of articulated speech. Unlike a normal horse ,these creatures have a voracious appetite for flesh.

Centaurians are shunned from centaur society, which in itself is hardly civilized. As centaurians can not bear living offspring, are aggressive and malicious, the birth of one is considered a bad omen. Some centaur herds kill these newborns immediately to ward of such misfortune; others clans dare not touch the creatures, for fear of being jinxed by their dark gods, as some centaur shamans claim centaurians are the demonic brood of Asval the Night Mare.
Among these latter groups it is then not unusual to have a small band of centaurians following in their wake, in the case of migratory herds, or living in close proximity of the herd if the centaurs are sedentary forest dwellers. Centaurians themselves always live in small teams, and are known to harass unwary travellers, playing devious cat-and-mouse games before eventually slaughtering those who have fallen into their hands.

1 comment:

  1. Hello, Fellow Challenger. I'm #424 from Rockin' Chair Reflections. We didn't make the rules; we adjusted. 'Tis folly to assume that we now want to be a part of the Centaurs.Shamans invariably attach that which has the freedoms they so desire. Listen at your own peril..