Monday, July 4, 2022

Savage Worlds: Astaurions

  


Astaurions are said to be a type of chimera that is descended from the minotaur of Greek and Roman mythology. According to noted expert Clayton Appleswift, a tenured fellow at Washington University in Saint Louis, Missour, the Astaurions were protected by Poseidon in Ancient Greece and even worshiped by certain mystery cults in Rome during the reign of Nero. Further articles, published by Anton Wessely Leeds of Miskatonic University in New England, claim that these creatures are four-armed shapeshifters who have acted as bodyguards to witches throughout Europe and the Middle-East for millennia after making blood-pacts to prominent magi and enchantresses throughout history. Leeds points to the "Jersey Devil" in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey as possible sightings of the horrid creatures. Leeds argues that their poor treatment by the Gods of Ancient Greece forced them into pacts with "black-hearted crones and hellburnt sorcerers to survive the ignorance and fear of humanity all of these long centuries".

For their own survival Astaurions are almost always indebted to a witch or sorcerer and it is very, very rare that you will encounter even two of them at once.

ASTAURION

Attributes: Agility d8, Smarts d8, Spirit d8, 

                   Strength d12+4, Vigor d12


Skills: Athletics d8, Fighting d10, 

           Intimidation d8, Notice d8, 

           Shooting d8, Stealth d6


Pace: 8; Parry: 8; Toughness: 10 (2)


Edges: Arcane Resistance, Block, Brawler, 

            Fleet-Footed, Sweep, Two-Fisted


Gear: Rupertus Pepperbox (2d4)


Special Abilities:

• Armor +2

• Fearless

• Horns: Str+d4

• Low-Light Vision

• Resilent: Astaurions can take one Wound 

  before they are Incapacitated.

• Size 3: Astaurions stand over 7' tall and have 

  the mass of a bull.

• Shape Change: Astaurions can assume a 

  particular human form over the course of 

  3 rounds (18 seconds).




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