Scroll of the Anathema
SPOILER Aquatic Stalker
Deep in the ruined waterways and half-frozen lakes of Ithess lurk the even more savage and deadly aquatic stalkers. These bestial horrors look like a huge and terrible cross between humans and river dragons. The ten foot long monsters swim easily through the water using their wide crocodile-like tails. When they emerge on land, they walk with the low, crouching gait of a creature adapted to life in both air and water.
Essence: 1; Willpower: 4; Join Battle: 6 dice
Health Levels: -0×2/-1×3/-2×3/-4/Incap.
Actions: Feats of Strength: 8 dice (may attempt
Strength 5 feats); Resist Poison/Disease: 6 dice; Senses: 4 dice (see Keen Nose); Tracking: 4 dice (see Keen Nose); Stealth: 6 dice; Threaten: 6 dice
Resolve 3, Guile 1
Attack (Bite): 8 dice (Damage 16)
Attack (Claw): 12 dice (Damage 12)
Attack (Grapple): 8 dice (9 dice to control)
Combat Movement: 6 dice
Evasion 2, Parry 3
Mauling Bite: When the stalker makes a decisive savaging bite attack against a clinched enemy, it adds +4 to the raw damage of the attack. It can receive this bonus only once per grapple, unless reset by crashing the clinched enemy.
Pack Hunting: When the stalker attacks an enemy, it adds one automatic success to the attack roll for each allied stalker in close range to that enemy, to a maximum of three successes. On a decisive attack, it may also pay a point of Willpower to add that many dice to the raw damage of the attack, representing its pack mates joining in the attack.
Depth Lurker: Any character attempting to notice the stalker while it is deep below them subtracts three success from any Perception-based rolls they make to do so. In combat, this applies as long as the stalker is at long range under the water relative to the character, or if it is moving up from long range while already hidden. It may also rush enemies from long range beneath them underwater, as long as the horizontal distance between the two is no more than one range band.
Keen Nose: Aquatic stalkers apply the double 9s rule on Perception-based rolls made using scent.