View Full Version : Mokele-Mbembe (PF)

2010-12-25, 09:51 AM
Cryptid Subtype: It is said that cryptids only exist in rumours and whispers - that wholly unreal, cryptids are a product of fevered imaginings. The truth is that cryptids are remarkably and masterfully adept at remaining unseen and undetected. Cryptids possess a particular suite of traits that aid it in its obscuration from prying eyes.
* Hide In Plain Sight (Ex) A cryptid can use the Stealth skill even while being observed.
* Pass Without Trace (Su) A constant pass without trace effect surrounds the cryptid.
* Trackless Step (Ex) A cryptid leaves no trail in natural surroundings and cannot be tracked. It may choose to leave a trail if so desired.

Huge Magical Beast (Cryptid)
Hit Dice: 14d10+56 (133 hp)
Initiative: +6
Speed: 30 ft.
Armor Class: 19 (-2 size, +2 Dex, +9 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 17
Base Attack/Grapple: +14/+30
Attack: Bite +20 melee (2d8+12)
Full Attack: Bite +20 melee (2d8+12) and gore (1d8+12) and tail +20 melee (4d6+12 plus trip plus stun)
Space/Reach: 15 ft./15 ft.
Special Attacks: Powerful charge (gore, 3d6+16), trample (1d8+12, DC 25)
Special Qualities: Cryptid traits, darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent
Saves: Fort +13, Ref +12, Will +5
Abilities: Str 27, Dex 14, Con 18, Int 5, Wis 13, Cha 10
Skills: Perception +16, Stealth +19, Swim +14
Feats: Cleave, Great Cleave, Improved Bullrush, Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes, Power Attack, Skill Focus (Stealth) B
Environment: Humid jungles
Organization: Solitary
Challenge Rating: 9
Treasure: None
Alignment: Always neutral

The trackless jungles hide many mysteries; from civilisations devoured by verdigris to entire cultures entombed beneath virulent fungi, the humid forest weeps for the covered past and entrapped future.

It is a place of plenty, of vitality yet also desolation. Numerous expeditions have braved these unknowable green oceans to extract quantities of treasure or knowledge. What most have found is death. Brought low by plague and parasites, these explorers only hear rumored echoes of a creature sustained by legend and myth.

These seemingly fanciful stories, told by local pygmy tribes, tell of a monstrous serpentine creature that lumbers about on four colossal legs. Repeated throughout these tellings is the ferocity of the creature and the ease in which it submits to violence in defending its territory or driving off interlopers.

These tales tell of a single protruding horn, wickedly sharp, that the creature rams into the flesh of its antagonists, leaving them broken and limp upon the air as it throws its head back in a roar of exultation. After which it would heave the body onto the ground so that it may feast upon the remains.

These pygmy tribes have a name for this creature, the mokele-mbembe, He Who Stops the Flow of Rivers.

Superstitions flit around the mokele-mbembe like moths attracted to flame. Eating the flesh of the mokele-mbembe in particular is considered taboo. An oral fable speaks of a tribe of victorious warriors who won against the predations of the mokele-mbembe and hewed its flesh into chunks to be cooked and eaten.
This ceremony was conducted with great fanfare and the choicest cuts were given to the mightiest warriors. They were found dead the very night morning, their forms contorted in agony.

2010-12-28, 02:46 AM
You need to let Rappy see this one. Truly there is no greater cryptid fan on the boards.

I come close tho :smallbiggrin: