Fly Hominid

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: 2d12
Alignment:  Chaotic
Movement:  90’ (30’)
AC: 6
HD: 6
Attacks: 2 (claws) or digestive fluid
Damage: 1d6 / 1d6 or 5d6
Save: L6
Morale: 4
Hoard Class: None

These mutants came about as a species by pure accident, although not originally created by a group of scientists… but by a single scientist who was experimenting with site to site teleportation. An accident took place and the end result was the combination of human and common housefly DNA, which created this monster.

The creature appears as a humanoid-sized insect that, when standing fully erect, is about 5.5’ in height, and weighs only about 120 pounds.  The flesh is mottled pink, black and grey. The Fly Hominid doesn’t have an exoskeleton, nor do most members of the species have actual wings. The creatures have two arms and legs, and they are capable of clinging to any surface, allowing them to move at their regular speed.

The first couple of generations of these mutant monsters retained greater than human level intellect, but with each passing generation, the intellect devolved more and more until it was little more than that of the original insect. There are still the occasional mutants born with human level intellect, but they are few and far between. Approximately 1 in 20 is born with this. These particular Mutant Humans break away from the rest of their kind and live in seclusion. These particular creatures seem to retain what can only be described as genetic memory and are looking for a cure, a way to rid themselves of the aberration of the fly genetics and become fully human.

There are also approximately 1 in 10 that are born even further devolved, having fully developed wings that allow them to fly at the speed of 150’ (50’).

Like the insect, these creatures mate at will, males taking the females, copulating and then leaving them. The females lay eggs after a single week, always in corpses or other rotting organic material. They lay clutches of 1d20 eggs that hatch after only a single day into 6” long maggots.

The maggots will feast off the rotting organic material and when it has been consumed, the female will then either bring them more corpses to feed upon, or will take the maggots to fresh meat.

This will go on for 1 month, at which time the maggots will then undergo a metamorphosis, taking on the humanoid traits. They reach full maturity in only 1 year.

The creatures also have a very limited life span, even the members that have the human-level intellect. The longest any member of this species has ever lived was 10 years. This is one of the reasons that the intelligent members are trying to find a way to rid themselves of the fly DNA, so they have a chance at living a true