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City Killer Mark 4: Hammerhead 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
                     300’ (100’) Burrow
AC: -5
HD: 500
Attacks: 4 bashes, or 2 stomps, or 1 tail slap, or 1 bite, or one head bash
Damage:  35d6 / 35/d6 25d6 / 25d6 or death / death, or 50d6 and knockback, 45d6 and swallow whole

Save: L20
Morale: 11
Hoard Class: None

The Hammerhead Kaiju was the second version of the Pacific Rift Kaiju’s to have appeared in the early 21 st century. These creatures were slightly larger and more resilient than the Alligator Kaiju that appeared first.

Unlike the Alligator Kaiju , these monsters do not have as thick a scaly hide and are a little more vulnerable to damage, but they are still able to withstand a great deal of punishment before succumbing.

Physically these monsters are about fifty feet taller than their other brethren, and possess four arms instead of two. The second set is slightly smaller and weaker, although considering the damage they can dish out, this means little to those who come under attack by the creatures. Also, unlike the Alligator version, these creatures have been known to wield items in the manner one would a club. Anything hit by such a weapon will suffer the bash attack damage but with an increase of 50% and suffer a knockback effect as if they had been targeted by the tail.

Anything large or smaller in size has to save once again versus death or be swallowed whole. Creatures swallowed whole suffer 10d6 points of damage per round from the acid in the monsters stomach and would have to cause 150 points of damage (attacking AC 0) in order to cut their way out of the creature’s stomach.

Also, targets hit by the monsters tail has to save against death or be knocked 5d100 feet from the attack, withstanding another 1d6 damage per 10’ of distance knocked back.

It has been discovered that anyone using sonic based weapons on this creature will have the weapon reflected back upon them, inflicting full damage to the attacker while the Kaiju itself suffers no ill effects.

Due to the claws possessed by the monster, it has been discovered that the creature can tunnel beneath the surface. It often will travel miles beneath the surface, where it is difficult to track or even detect (with the current state of the world). It will burrow up through the rock and dirt and cause entire communities to collapse into the sink-holes it creates.

Mutations: Gigantism, immunity to sonic attacks

Source: Pacific Rim (2013)