Korean Amphibious Biologic

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: 180' (60')
                     60' (120') Swim
AC: 1
HD: 30
Attacks: 1 bite (swallow or damage), or 2 claws, or 1 tail slap
Damage: (see description) or 3d8 or 2d12 / 2d12 or 3d6
Save: L15
Morale: 7
Hoard Class: None

First discovered in the Korean Peninsula shortly before the final wars of the Ancients, this creature has spread across South East Asia and is making headways into other portions of the globe.

As is always the case there are those who believe that the creature is a biological weapon created during the final wars, while there are more than a few who believe that the creature is the creation of the mutagenic compounds that were used during the war.

The creature as it has become known is a very large Amphibian-like creature that is just as happy on the land as it is in the water. The monster is around thirty feet in length and weighs in excess of five tons. It has two very long and powerful front legs while two smaller rear legs. It can run at amazing speeds and swim even faster.

The tail of the creature is almost as long as its body, typically being around 20’ in length and it can use the tail as a weapon or it can use it to grab hold of targets and take them with it to its lair.

In combat, the creature will attempt to bite and swallow a target whole as long as the creature is humanoid size or smaller. On a natural 20, the target is allowed a save against death. If the save fails, the target is swallowed whole. The monster has two stomachs, the first a special chamber where a target is subjected to class 9 poison every round. Eventually the target will succumb to the poison and fall asleep. The creature thus swallowed is stored in one specific chamber and is carried by the mutant until it reaches its lair. There the mutant will regurgitate the creature and leave it until it is hungry.

The second stomach is where targets are digested. If the mutant creature is particularly hungry, it will place a victim in the first stomach, regurgitate it then swallow it once again and place it in the digestive stomach. There the target suffers 5d6 damage per round from the digestive fluids until nothing but bone and similar substances are left, which the monster then regurgitates since it gains no nutritional value from it.

The creature is fully capable of using its bite to inflict damage, and the two powerful front claws as well. Any creature hit by the front claws must save against energy attacks or be knocked prone, on top of any damage they sustain from the attack.

These creatures are not the best hunters. They typically go