Fun With Animals
These happy critters came about during my Palm
Hills campaign, and have remained a mystery and source of annoyance ever since. They
originally existed in an unstable realm within the Tempest. When certain events in the
game caused the realm to collapse, the Blipio cats were shunted out into the real world
all over the west coast of America. Many of them became normal cats after exposure to the
harsh rigidity of the physical plane, but those that came to Palm Hills were subject to
its naturally high level of Glamour and thus protected somewhat from the
These Blipio cats do not have the same level of ability with Correspondence as they did in
the looser environment of the Death-realm, but they are still capable of strange things.
Each Blipio constantly exists in 3 separate places at once and each body is capable of
totally independent action. Whenever 2 Blipios can see a place, the third can manifest
itself there as well, thus making very few places safe from their abundant curiosity.
Str- 2 Dex-4 (catlike, of course) Sta-3
Per- 3 Int- 1 Wit- 2
Athletics- 2 Alertness- 4 [+2/additional cat] Investigation- 1 Brawl- 2 Stealth- 3 Dodge 3
Willpower - 2 (each)
Countermagick- 1 die (Also, see below)
Special Advantages- Correspondence mutation- Since all Blipio cats exist in 3 places at
they are difficult to affect with mystical abilities. Unless Correspondence (or a similar
used to concentrate on their 3 bodies, they can combine all of their Countermagick
spend Willpower for the others. Also, they can move wounds from one body to another,
one to function perfectly while the others take a beating. However, if one is killed the
soon sicken and die unless they can manage to find a source of magick to re-form the body.
This is also the source of their limited teleporting ability. At least 2 of the cats must
concentrate on the place where they wish the third to manifest and this takes several
Flaws - Curiosity
Health Levels: OK, -1, -2, -5, Incap.
Attacks - Bite/3 dice - Claw/2 dice
Appearance: The Blipio cats look like good sized yellow-orange striped cats (you know, the
Morris kind). They usually have bright amber or green eyes that seem to stare through
objects instead of at them. Blipio cats tend to be cautious around humans and are
generally not too friendly. They usually stake out a small territory and dominate it with
their natural talents.
This is an excellent critter to have guarding any sort of
redneck Wyrm lair. They look like your average guard/farm dogs, probably a Labrador or
coon hound type breed. From a distance they would look totally normal, of course, but up
close they seem to have an unusually large, barrel chest. When they pant they have an
almost asthmatic wheeze to them, and their bark has a peculiar buzzing tone to it.
When alarmed (or attacked) their ribs will extend, causing gill-like slits in their sides
to open. This reveals their beehive-like innards - which explains the strange sounds that
they make. The dog itself is little more than a normal critter, but the bees can swarm and
sting and cause all sorts of havoc.
Str- 3 Dex-3 Sta-3
Per- 3 Int- 1 Wit- 2
Athletics- 2 Alertness- 4 Tracking- 3 Brawl- 2 Stealth- 1 Dodge- 2
Willpower - 3 - Health Levels: OK, OK, -1, -1, -3, -5, Incap.
Attacks - Bite/4 dice Claw/3 dice
Bees: An individual bee sting will only cause a +1 modifier to all of the victim's rolls.
A swarm of bees will do 3 dice of damage per turn (the difficulty is 7, not 6). Killing a
swarm of bees is not exactly easy, but any area-effect attack should at least disperse
them (and hit the victim as well). Assume that a swarm has 3 health levels. The dog can
create no more than 4 swarms in a week.
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