"Cruel Hell-Lizard"

Val	CHA	Cost	Roll	Notes
35	STR	25	16-	Lift 3200 kg; 7d6 HTH Damage [3]
15	DEX	15	12-	OCV:  5/DCV:  5
28	CON	36	15-
24	BODY	28	14-
8	INT	-2	11-	PER Roll 12-
5	EGO	-10	10-	ECV:  2
25	PRE	15	14-	PRE Attack:  5d6
6	COM	-2	10-

18	PD	5		Total:  18 PD (6 rPD)
18	ED	6		Total:  18 ED (6 rED)
3	SPD	5		Phases:  4, 8, 12
13	REC	0
56	END	0
56	STUN	0		Total Characteristics Cost:  121

Movement:	Running:	8"/23"/16"/46"
		Leaping:	7"/14"
		Swimming:	2"/4"

Cost	Powers & Skills
25	Bite:  HKA 1 1/2d6 (3d6+1 w/STR), END 2
12	Claws:  HKA 1d6 (2d6 w/STR); Reduced Penetration (-1/4), END 1
18	Thick Hide:  Armor (6 PD/6 ED)
16	Heavy:  Knockback Resistance -8"
4	Long Legs:  Running +2" (8"/23" total), END 1
12	Burst Of Speed:  Running +15" (8"/23" total); Increased Endurance Cost (x4 END; -1 1/2), END 12
3	Sharp Senses:  +1 PER with all Sense Groups
5	Tail:  Extra Limb (1), Inherent (+1/4); Limited Manipulation (-1/4)
1	Fat Reserve In Tail:  Life Support  (Diminished Eating: Character only has to eat once per year); 
	Must Have Fed Sufficiently Before Hand (-1)

10	+2 with HTH Combat

Total Powers & Skill Cost:  106
Total Cost:  227

75+	Disadvantages
15	Physical Limitation:  Animal Intelligence (Frequently, Greatly Impairing)
10	Physical Limitation:  Enormous (8m, or 4"; -4 DCV, +4 to PER Rolls to perceive) (Frequently, 
	Slightly Impairing)
5	Physical Limitation:  Reduced Leap, can only leap half as far as STR indicates (Infrequently, 
	Slightly Impairing)
15	Physical Limitation:  Very Limited Manipulation (Frequently, Greatly Impairing)
107	Experience Points

Total Disadvantage Points:  227

Ecology: A huge coastal predator, Tartarusaurus is found all along the north side of Skull Island, where it preys on other coastal reptiles, Limusaurs (a form of amphibian), sea birds, seals, and carrion. Nomadic, Tartarusaurus follow the seal populations and will jealously defend whatever length of coast they have currently claimed as their own against any intruders, especially another Tartarusaurus. Males will often fight each other, balanced on the tails and hind legs, raking their opponents with heavy claws on their forelimbs.

Personality/Motivation: Typical animal motivations.

Powers/Tactics: Capable of running far faster than a man for short distances, Tartarusaurus prefers to try and creep close to a potential prey item before dashing out to attack.

Appearance: Tartarusaurus measures anywhere from 20 to 28 feet in length, with a heavy, bulky build. Basically, lizard-like in shape, Tartarusaurus has a thick hide, reminiscent of a rhinoceros, massive jaws, and powerful limbs

Designer's Notes: Tartarusaurus never showed up in King Kong. As written, it makes a good proto-dragon, and in a fantasy setting could be used as a mount for Lizardmen and the like. I used the Giant Lizard and the Rhinoceros character sheets from the HERO System Bestiary to create Tartarusaurus.

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