Home-brew Monster: Raposalada

by mshrm


One of the kids drew me a picture, knowing that I’ve been looking for monsters lately. Thus, the world of Tembladera gains a new creature…

ST 15 HP 15 Basic Speed 5.75
DX 12 Will 12 Basic Move 5
IQ 10 Per 10  
HT 11 FP 11 SM 1
Dodge 8 Parry 9 DR: 0 (face 4)
  • Tail Lash (12) 1d cr; reach C, 1
  • Lightning Bolt (12) 1d burn surge jet, range 10
  • Mask (special) Enchanted with Fascinate (see M135), always on
Traits Acute Hearing 2; Animal Empathy; Appearance (Beautiful, Androgynous, Universal); Blindness; Curious (12); Dependency (Mana; Constantly); Discriminatory Hearing; Doesn’t Breathe; Doesn’t Eat or Drink; Doesn’t Sleep; Double-Jointed; Flight (small wings); Fur; No Fine Manipulators; No Legs (Aerial); No Sense of Smell/Taste; Para-Radar (360º, Penetrating); Plant Empathy; Regeneration (Regular: 1HP/Hr); Resistant (Mind Control college spells; +8); Social Stigma (Monster); Supernatural Durability (vulnerable to magical electricity); Trickster (12).
Skills Aerobatics–12; Body Sense–11; Innate Attack (Beam)–12.
Equipment Face mask (DR 4), fine, ornate (+1), enchanted with Lighten x50% and Fascinate (always on) at 15. $21,102; 0.75 lbs.

The raposalada are a rare faerie race from the jungles of the New World. They take the shape of a faceless, winged hybrid of fox and serpent. Sensitive about their missing faces, the raposalada invariably wear ornate masks, decorated to match their fur in color and markings. They are about man-sized, but with their long, snakelike bodies, they are SM +1.

Being faceless, the raposalada are naturally blind, and have no sense of taste or smell. They make up for these deficiencies in two ways. First, their sense of hearing is particularly acute. In fact, they mainly identify each other by the sound of their voice. Second, they possess a sense of perception with a base range of 200 yards, which extends in all directions and can sense within objects. This sense can resolve small objects, but isn’t sufficient to recognize faces without a PER roll.

Raposalada masks appear to be decorative, but are actually quite rugged. More remarkably, they are enchanted with the “always on” version of the Fascinate spell, at a minimum skill of 15. More powerful, experienced, and wealthy raposalada might have masks with a higher skill level, or additional enchantments. Since they cannot make eye contact, they are immune to the magic of their masks. Note that these masks come without eye-holes, limiting their usefulness (and resale value) for most buyers.

They take damage like normal, but can only be killed by magical electricity. This includes their own lightning-bolt attack, which strikes forth from their chests in a thirty foot jet. Summer duels among the clouds between young raposalada are sometimes mistaken for heat lightning. When they are injured, they recover amazingly quickly.

While not terribly strong-willed, the raposalada are highly resistant to spells from the Mind Control college.

The raposalada are curious tricksters, constantly getting themselves into the business of those nearby. They often ally themselves with neighboring tribes of elves. Some exceptional individuals learn the ways of the druids or bards.