Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 50 STR 40 19- Lift 25.6 tons; 10d6 HTH Damage  15 DEX 15 12- OCV: 5/DCV: 5 40 CON 60 17- 35 BODY 50 16- 8 INT -2 11- PER Roll 13-/15- 5 EGO -10 10- ECV: 2 40 PRE 30 17- PRE Attack: 8d6 6 COM -2 10- 15 PD 5 Total: 15 PD (9 rPD) 12 ED 4 Total: 12 ED (9 rED) 3 SPD 5 Phases: 4, 8, 12 18 REC 0 80 END 0 80 STUN 0 Total Characteristics Cost: 195 Movement: Running: 12"/24" Leaping: 0"/0" Swimming: 0"/0" Cost Powers & Skills 40 "Dripping Yellow Tusks": HKA 2 1/2d6 (5d6+1 w/STR), END 4 30 "Long Spiked Tail": HKA 2d6 (4d6 w/STR), END 3 25 Serrated Spikes Along The Back: HKA 1d6+1, Inherent (+1/4), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2), Damage Shield (+1/2), Persistent (+1/2), Continuous (+1); Activation Roll 11- (-1), Always On (-1/2), No STR Bonus (-1/2) 30 Too Big To Hurt: Physical Damage Reduction, Resistant, 25% plus Energy Damage Reduction, Resistant, 25% 9 Thick Scales: Damage Resistance (9 PD/9 ED), Does Not Protect Certain Areas Of The Body (eyes, inside of the mouth, and so on; +0) 24 Heavy: Knockback Resistance -12" 12 Faster Than It Looks: Running +6" (12" total), END 1 -2 Can't Swim: Swimming -2" 6 Dragon Senses: +2 PER with all Sense Groups 2 Sharp Sense Of Smell: +2 PER with Normal Smell 5 Tail: Extra Limb (1), Inherent (+1/4); Limited Manipulation (-1/4) 2 "Can Go For A Long Time Without Eating Or Drinking Again": LS (Eating: only needs to eat once a month or so) 11 Long Tail: Stretching 3", Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2); Always Direct (-1/4), No Noncombat Stretching (-1/4), No Velocity Damage (-1/4), Limited Body Parts (neck and tail; -1/4) Skills 4 +2 OCV with Dripping Yellow Tusks 198 Total Powers & Skills Cost 393 Total Character Cost 75+ Disadvantages 15 Physical Limitation: Animal Intelligence (Frequently, Greatly Impairing) 10 Physical Limitation: Huge, up to eight times human size (16m long, -6 DCV, +6 to PER Rolls to perceive) (Frequently, Slightly Impairing) 5 Physical Limitation: Reduced Leap, cannot leap (Infrequently, Slightly Impairing) 15 Physical Limitation: Very Limited Manipulation (Frequently, Greatly Impairing) 273 Experience 393 Total Disadvantage Points
Ecology: Hyborean dragons are a nearly extinct species of enormous reptile, found far to the south on the edges of Black Kingdoms located below Stygia. They tend to be forest and scrubland dwellers, and will prey on just about anything smaller then themselves. Although quick for their size, they prefer to strike from ambush, locating their prey with their acute sense of smell.
Personality/Motivation: Typical animal motivations.
Powers/Tactics: Due to its sheer size, bulk, thick scales, and jaws lined with enormous teeth, the Hyborean dragon is the most lethal land predator in the world. Fearless, it will attack a desired prey item with unbridled aggression, and is nearly impossible to drive off, as wounding it will only make it that much more angry.
Appearance: A Hyborean dragon is nearly 60 feet long from the tip of its crocodilian snout to the end of its spiked tail. The mouth is full of sharp tusk-like teeth, and is mounted on the end of a long neck, allowing the dragon a wide range of motion. Rows of serrated spikes run down the spine ending in a spiked tail. The creature's back is nearly 10' tall, while its belly almost brushes the ground. Although the legs are almost absurdly short, they can move the dragon's vast bulk at a far faster pace than most realize.
Designer's Notes: The Hyborean dragon appears in the Conan story Red Nails. There Conan and Valeria meet apparently the last dragon left and kill it with the aid the incredibly poisonous Apples of Derketa. Later they learn the dragons had been re-created by magic from the bones of long dead creatures found in the nearby forests. The description Robert E Howard gives of the dragons make them sound like Stegosaurus mixed with a Tyrannosaurus Rex, which is what I used to create this character sheet.
(Hyborean Dragon created by Robert E Howard, character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)
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