Fell Snow Creature

AUTHOR: ZehnWaters

ISSUE: 28:10

 

Attributes

BRG 10 (+2)

NIM 8 (+1)

PER 11 (+2)*

STR 14 (+4)*

VIT 12 (+3)

WIT 4 (+0)

Reactions

STAM +4*

SWIFT +2

WILL +2

WIS +2

 

Defence

12

Size

Large

Courage

 

Health

14

Move

6

Renown

 

 

Edges

none

Flaws

none

Special Abilities

Armour 1, Camouflage (Snow), Cunning, Multiple Attacks (claws, fangs), Natural Weapon (claws, 1d6; fangs, 2d6), Regenerate

Skills

Armed Combat: Natural Weapon (claws, fangs) +8, Intimidate (Fear) +8, Language: Westron  understand) +3, Observe (Smell, Spot) +7, Run +5, Stealth (Sneak) +7, Survival (Mountains) +9, Track (Scent) +6

 

TN Equivalent

 

 

Description

Fell Snow Creatures are large, hulking creatures that vaguely resemble a cross between a bear and a gorilla. It is covered entirely in white fur and has long limbs that come down to just past their knees, while the young have a light brown fur for the first few months of life. They have savagely long claws and teeth that mask a ruthless intelligence.

 

 

History

These vile creatures were created by Saruman to hunt mountainous folk in his earliest experimentations of cross-breeding. A mix of men, orc and white bears from the North, these vile creatures are both cunning and powerful. Saruman sent them into the mountains around Isengard where they continued into their upper climes. Some traveled South across the Gap of Rohan and settled into the White Mountains. Mostly preferring the high places where they can best hide and hunt, some come farther down during heavy snows to hunt the Rohirrim and Dunlendings, leading to stories of snow-wights that carry away the unwary.

 

 

Habitat

Mostly the far Western regions of the White Mountains and the Southern reaches of the Misty Mountains. Some have emigrated farther east and north, however. They live mostly the snowy upper regions of these mountains.

 

 

Society

Fell Snow Creatures are decidedly solitary creatures and will attack any that come within their territory, including those of their own kind. The only time that Snow Creatures meet is when it is mating season. The females raise their young until they are old enough to hunt on their own then they are abandoned to fend for themselves. If they do not leave their motherís territory it is likely that they will be attacked and even eaten.

 

 

Usage

Fell Snow Creatures make likely opponents for heroes adventuring around the Gap of Rohan, especially during the winter. Since they prefer to stay hidden they make excellent foes with which to keep your players on the edge.