City Killer Mark 3: Alligator Kaiju

Chris Van Deelen

Chris Van Deelen is the author of the Skirmisher Publishing LLC sourcebook Creatures of the Tropical Wastes sourcebook, co-author of its Wisdom from the Wastelands game supplement and contributor to the 'Sword of Kos: Hekaton' Anthology.

No. Enc: 1
Alignment:  Neutral
Movement: 1800’ (600’)
                     600’ (200’) Swim
AC: -6
HD: 400
Attacks: 2 bashes, or 2 stomps, or 1 tail slap, or 1 bite, 45d6 and swallow whole
Damage:  35d6 / 35/d6 or death / death, or 50d6 and knockback
Save: L20
Morale: 11
Hoard Class: None

Sometime during the early 21 st century, Earth was being invaded. Not from aliens from other planets, but instead from a dimensional rift. This rift was located deep within the Pacific Ocean and it was soon discovered that the rift would allow only one way travel. Shortly after its discovery, massive monsters began to appear. They quickly traveled to the coastlines and ravaged cities along the coasts, devastating the structures and causing tens of thousands of casualties.

The first couple of Kaiju as these creatures were soon to be known as were taken down by local military forces, but at an incredibly high cost in life and equipment. Many of the world’s best scientific minds came together to come up with a plan on how to deal with this ever-increasing menace.

It was at this time that the Jaeger program was born. It was decided that if the various governments put their resources into creating massive robot-like vehicles, the end cost in life and property destruction would be far less. The first few Jaeger prototypes proved to be exactly what the world was looking for.

The invasion continued for several years, with new Kaiju appearing more and more frequently. The Jaegers were constructed and they met the invading gargantuan creatures. These monsters, despite being capable of ripping entire cities asunder, quickly discovered that their mere flesh and bone could not stand up to the powerful metal and ceramic composite Jaegers.

The world grew more and more concerned as a patter was discovered. The frequency of the appearance of the City Killer Kaiju seemed to be accelerating and then more than one began to appear. It did not take long for the scientists to predict a timeline, which would eventually lead to the rift opening and staying open permanently. The Jaegers continued to win battle after battle, but more and more different types of Kaiju appeared and each new version was stronger and deadlier than the last. The Jaegers started to lose.

Eventually the scientists developed a plan on how to close the rift and using the last remaining Jaegers, they were successful. The rift was closed and it was thought that they had seen last of these massive City Killers.

Due to the appearance of two previous City Killers, it was collectively decided that they would be re-categorized as various marks. They were still known as Kaiju by most of the world’s population, but the government and Military decided to use the new classification.

Mark 3 appears to be a gargantuan alligator-like creature. It