Val	CHA	Cost	Roll	Notes
150	STR	140	39-	Lift 26843.5 ktons; 30d6 HTH Damage [15]
3	DEX	-21	10-	OCV:  1/DCV:  1
150	CON	280	39-
100	BODY	180	29-
4	INT	-6	10-	PER Roll 10-
35	EGO	50	16-	ECV:  12
60	PRE	50	21-	PRE Attack:  12d6
0	COM	-5	9-

70	PD	5		Total:  70 PD (35 rPD)
65	ED	0		Total:  65 ED (35 rED)
2	SPD	7		Phases:  6, 12
60	REC	0
300	END	0
250	STUN	0		Total Characteristic Cost:  680

Movement:	Running:	18"/36"
		Leaping:	30"/60"
		Swimming:	2"/4"
		Tunneling:	10"/20"

Cost    Powers & Skills
392	Spit Slimy Goo:  EB 14d6, Increased Maximum Range (4,375"; +1/4), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2), 
	Area Of Effect (12" Radius; +1) plus Entangle 6d6, 6 DEF (Stops A Given Sense Group Sight Group), 
	Increased Maximum Range (4,375"; +1/4), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2), Area Of Effect 
	(12" Radius; +1); Linked (EB; -1/2) plus EB 3d6, Increased Maximum Range (1,975"; +1/4), 
	Uncontrolled (+1/2), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2), Continuous (+1), NND (is not needing to 
	breathe  or self-contained breathing; +1), Area Of Effect (12" Radius; +1 1/4); Linked (EB; -1/2) 
	plus RKA 1 point, Uncontrolled (+1/2), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2), Increased Maximum Range 
	(2,750"; +1/2), Continuous (+1), Area Of Effect (8" Radius; +1 1/2); Linked (EB; -1/2)
	Notes:  The goo spit has a range of around 3 miles (roughly 2,400"). It has an impact radius of 
	roughly 8". It can be broken up/washed away by concentrated blasts of water (such as from a fire 
	hose). The goo is acidic and should begin to burn anyone with exposed skin.
187	Engulf:  HKA 5d6 (10d6 w/STR), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2), Area Of 
	Effect (11" Radius; +1)
105	Thick Hide:  Armor (35 PD/35 ED)
30	Heavy:  Knockback Resistance -15"
24	Immense Size:  Running +12" (18" total), END 2
50	Burrowing:  Tunneling 10" through 10 DEF material, END 5
34	Unearthly Origins:  LS  (Immunity: All terrestrial diseases and biowarfare agents; Longevity: 
	Immortal; Safe in High Pressure; Safe in High Radiation; Safe in Intense Cold; Safe in Intense 
	Heat; Safe in Low Pressure/Vacuum; Self-Contained Breathing)
822	Total Powers & Skills Cost
1502	Total Character Cost

75+	Disadvantages
20	Physical Limitation:  Colossal, up to 64 times human size (All the Time, Greatly Impairing)
20	Physical Limitation:  Instinctive Intelligence (All the Time, Greatly Impairing)
5	Physical Limitation:  Reduced Leap; cannot leap (Infrequently, Slightly Impairing)
15	Physical Limitation:  Very Limited Manipulation (Frequently, Greatly Impairing)
15	Psychological Limitation:  Dislikes Light (Common, Strong)
1352	Experience
1502	Total Disadvantage Points

Appearance: A dhole is an immense worm-like creature. They range in length from 600' to well over 1000' long. Dholes are grayish, with no visible eyes. Their mouths contain multiple jaws, that can be extended outwards and are used to burrow through earth and rock.

Ecology: Dholes feed off of virtually any organic matter. They will riddle a world with tunnels, devouring anything and everything unlucky enough to be in their path. Although there are no dholes on Earth, there are a large number dwelling in Earth's Dreamlands. Due to their great size, they are immune to most other predators, although there are rumors of predators big enough to feed on dholes living in the Dreamlands. How dholes reproduce and spread is unknown, although their are reports of dholes being found on several different worlds scattered through space. It is thought that dholes originate in the Dreamlands, and then fall through dimensional space to land on various planets that brush up against the Dreamlands.

Personality/Motivation: Typical animal motivations. Dholes simply seek to feed on whatever food is available.

Powers/Tactics: A dhole's tactics are fairly simple; engulf the target. A dhole is large enough that it will scoop up a wide area of earth when it bites, instantly swallowing anyone unlucky enough to be caught in the area. If dealing with targets that are far away, the dhole can spit forth a slimy blob of acidic goo (at ranges up to 3 miles or so) trapping the victim until the dhole can get close enough to devour its hapless victim. This goo is capable of smothering anyone caught within, and is corrosive as well.

Designer's Notes: The dhole is a creature of the Cthulhu Mythos of H.P. Lovecraft. This design was based upon the dhole presented in the 5th Edition of Call of Cthulhu.

The dhole is an exercise in the colossal. The sample dhole listed here is technically a mere 64 meters (208 feet) long, although one can roll up a dhole that is much larger than that in the Call of Cthulhu book. Game Masters simply have to add a new Physical Limitation to get a larger dhole, or simply declare it is as long as needed. Oh, and now you have write-up for a sandworm from Dune as well (with a few minor changes).

Dhole Hero Designer File

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