City Killer Mark 2

Chris Van Deelen

Chris Van Deelen is the author of the Skirmisher Publishing LLC sourcebook Creatures of the Tropical Wastes sourcebook and co-author of its Wisdom from the Wastelands game supplement.

No. Enc: 1
Alignment:  Neutral
Movement: 1800’ (600’)
                     600’ (200’) Swim
AC: -10
HD: 800
Attacks: 2 bashes, or 2 stomps, or 1 tail slap, or 1 bite or 1 Breath blast.
Damage:  50d6 / 50/d6 or death / death, or 75d6 and knockback or 100d6 and class 10 radiation
Save: L20
Morale: 11
Hoard Class: None

The City Killer Mark 2 is yet another creature created for the sole purpose of wreaking havoc, death, destruction and terror on the inhabitants of a major metropolis. It is unclear if this version was actually created through genetic engineering, or if it was created as far back as the early 20 th century when the Americans tested nuclear weapons off the Bikini islands.

Although not as fast (except in the water, this version swims a great deal faster) as the City Killer Mark 1 , and it doesn’t have its drones to use, this gargantuan creature is a formidable foe none the less. It is just as hard to hurt with any type of weapon, and due to its sheer mass, can withstand a lot more punishment than the CKM1. This creature stands in excess of 300’ in height and weighs well in excess of 1700 tons.

It has been speculated that the origin of the species was probably a Komodo dragon or other large island bound lizard, due to the physical appearance, although this monster has a far more humanoid physique.

Unlike the CKM1, this creature seems to be far more intelligent and even though it seems to glorify in destroying cities, it can actually be reasoned with or even led away by of all things, its stomach. It is almost always hungry and has a taste for huge schools of fish.

Although there is no recorded incident where two or more of these monsters have been seen together, it has been determined that the creature can be male or female. It is also speculated that the females are capable of reproducing without the need of a male.

Before the turn of the 20 th century, it is said that one of these creatures had found its way to the city of New York and had caused incalculable damage to the city and uncounted deaths. Although records of this event are spotty at best, it appears that the the creature that had attacked the city was indeed a female and had laid hundreds of eggs in one of the numerous sport stadiums that had been located there.

The military at the time was able to destroy the nest, and as a result ended up saving the city as well as god only knows how many other cities and lives. It was feared that if the offspring would have escaped to the oceans the end result would have been a disaster to rival that of the final wars. But it was discovered many decades later