Val	CHA	Cost	Roll	Notes
20	STR	10	13-	Lift 400 kg; 4d6 HTH Damage [2]
16	DEX	18	12-	OCV:  5/DCV:  5
15	CON	10	12-
13	BODY	6	12-
8	INT	-2	11-	PER Roll 11-
8	EGO	-4	11-	ECV:  3
15	PRE	5	12-	PRE Attack:  3d6
4	COM	-3	10-

6	PD	2		Total:  6 PD (1 rPD)
6	ED	3		Total:  6 ED (1 rED)
3	SPD	4		Phases:  4, 8, 12
7	REC	0
30	END	0
31	STUN	0		Total Characteristics Cost:  49

Movement:	Running:	6"/12"
		Leaping:	4"/8"
		Swimming:	2"/4"

Cost	Powers & Skills
10	"Gnashing Fangs":  HKA 1/2d6 (1d6+1 with STR), END 1
10	"Ripping Claws":  HKA 1d6-1 (1 1/2d6 with STR); Reduced Penetration (-1/4), END 1
15	"Horrible Vitality":  Physical Damage Reduction, 1/4, Resistant
1 	"Horrible Vitality":  Damage Resistance (1 PD/1 ED)
5 	"Unblinking Soulless Eyes":  Night Vision

10	+2 with HTH Combat

2	AK: Argossean Hills 11-
2	Concealment 11-; Self Only (-1/2)
5	Stealth 13-
58	Total Powers & Skills Cost
107	Total Character Cost

75+	Disadvantages
0	Physical Limitation:  Human Size
10	Physical Limitation:  Near Human Intelligence (Frequently, Slightly Impairing)
15	Reputation:  eaters of human flesh, spawn of darkness, children of unholy matings with demons of 
	the underworld, 11- (Extreme)
7	Experience
107	Total Disadvantage Points

Ecology: Hyborean Ghouls dwell in the forested hills that mark the border between Zingara and Argos. They are flesh eaters, preying on men, horses, and anything else they can catch. Supposedly created when a now-vanished race of men mated with demons from the underworld, the ghouls are rumored to lurk in great numbers in a ruined city located deep within the forest.

Personality/Motivation: Typical semi-sentient motivations.

Powers/Tactics: Ghouls tend to prey on easy pickings, such as corpses, but are strong enough and powerful enough to take down an armed man with just their claws and teeth.

Appearance: Ghouls have a humanoid shape, with a malformed head, dog-like jaws, unblinking eyes, manlike hands, gray corpselike skin, and a charnel-house like smell. They wear no clothing.

Designer's Notes: Hyborean Ghouls appeared in the Conan novel The Hour Of The Dragon. Conan manages to kill one with just a dagger, then fights his way free of a whole mob armed with a sword and knife. They make an excellent low-level opponent for a group of PCs and can easily be made tougher by upping their Damage Reduction and Damage Resistance. Curiously, their dog-like jaws reminds me of the description of a Lovecraftian Ghoul....

(Hyborean Ghouls created by Robert E Howard, character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)

Hyborean Ghoul Hero Designer File

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