Friday, 3 July 2009

Yapefulu the Skinner

The jungles of Yoon-Suin are haunted. Ghosts lurk in their darkest places. Some of them are the spirits of travellers and explorers lost in the forest. Others are entities of a more ancient and unearthly heritage. One of these is the being called Yapefulu the Skinner. He makes his home in the jungle canopy and comes down to the forest floor at night, searching for human prey. Those he captures he skins alive; their cries of pain echo through the jungle night. The skins are then hung in the high branches of the forest. Nobody knows what Yapefulu does with the flesh and bones.

Those who have seen Yapefulu describe a creature like an ape, yet thin and wasted, featureless and black like shadow. His eyes are like tiny stars shining in the darkness.

Yapefulu the Skinner

Armour Class: 1
Hit Dice: 9**
Move: 150' (50')
Climbing: 120' (40')
Attacks: 2 claw
Damage: 1d10/1d10
No. Appearing: 1
Save As: F9
Morale: 11
Treasure Type: Nil
Intelligence: 10
Alignment: Chaotic
XP: 2300

Special Abilities: Immunity to Normal Weapons, Paralysis.

If Yapefulu manages to paralyse a victim he will attempt to grab that person and climb up into the trees. He has an effective STR score of 18. Once the victim has been carried up into the canopy (usually 120') he is lost. Companions can attempt to free the victim from Yapefulu's grasp with an opposed STR test.

1 comment:

  1. I really like the feel of the creature, that strikes a chord of "primal terror" with me.