Val	CHA	Cost	Roll	Notes
12	STR	2	11-	Lift 132kg; 2d6 HTH Damage [1]
13	DEX	6	12-
13	CON	3	12-
10	INT	0	11-	PER Roll 11-/15-
10	EGO	0	11-
13	PRE	3	12-	PRE Attack:  2 ½d6

4	OCV	5	
4	DCV	5	
3	OMCV	0	
3	DMCV	0	
3	SPD	10		Phases:  4, 8, 12

6	PD	2		Total:  6 PD (2 rPD)
5	ED	1		Total:  5 ED (2 rED)
6	REC	2
26	END	2
10	BODY	0
26	STUN	3		Total Characteristics Cost:  44

Movement:	Running:	0m 
		Leaping:	4m/8m
		Swimming:	14m/28m

Cost	Powers & Skills
5	Teeth Are Sharper Than They Look:  HKA 1 point (1d6 w/STR), END 1
4	Sharp Claws:  HKA 1 point (1d6 w/STR); Reduced Penetration (-¼), END 1
5	Gills and Lungs:  LS  (Expanded Breathing: Breathe Oxygen)
3	Aquatic Body:  LS  (Safe in High Pressure; Safe in Intense Cold)
6	Shark Skin:  +2 PD, Resistant (+½) plus +2 ED, Resistant (+½)
5	Aquatic Body:  Swimming +10m (14m total), END 1
-12	Shark-Like Tail:  -12m Running (0m Total)
2	Large Ears:  +2 PER with Normal Hearing
4	Excellent Sense Of Smell:  +2 PER with Smell/Taste Group
5	Aquatic Eyes:  Nightvision
5	Aquatic Eyes:  UV Perception (Sight Group)

8	+1 with HTH Combat
2	+1 with Grab

3	Concealment 11-
1	Survival (Marine Underwater) 11-
3	Tactics 11-
3	Teamwork 12-

Total Powers & Skill Cost:  53
Total Cost:  96

175+   Matching Complications (50)
10	Negative Reputation:  eaters of men (especially those swept overboard and/or drowned), 
	Frequently (Extreme;  Known Only To A Small Group [sailors])
0	Physical Complication: Human Size

Total Complications Points:  50
Experience Points:  0
Hyu-Pyra Mermaid

Ecology: The hyu-pyra are a race of mer-folk common to tropical seas. They prefer to dwell amid coral reefs and the like, near areas of sandy-bottomed shallow water, where the hyu-pyra can find an assortment of foodstuffs. Almost pure carnivores, these mer-folk pursue a hunter-gather existence, subsisting off of fish, crustaceans, shellfish, and the like.

Personality/Motivation: Normal sentient humanoid motivations. Due to their rather shark-like appearance (as opposed to more human-looking mer-folk), some sailors state the hyu-pyra devour anyone unlucky enough to fall overboard, and/or lure men into the water for a fatal embrace. Other mer-folk tend to find the hyu-pyra a touch off-putting, seeing as they’re slightly more “savage” than the typical merman society.

Powers/Tactics: Hyu-Pyra use use the full range of tactics available to sentient humanoids, limited by their underwater existence. As a rule, the hyu-pyra don’t use weapons, but prefer to rely on their sharp teeth and claws. When hunting or in combat, they often attack from ambush, engaging in hit-and-run attacks designed to wear a foe down. When dealing with large prey, hyu-pyra will normally attack as a group, slashing at exposed or vulnerable areas and then hanging back, waiting for blood loss to do the job for them.

Appearance: The typical hyu-pyra is around seven feet in length, although some are known to get around nine feet long (and a few reach eleven). The upper body is fairly humanoid in appearance, while the lower body (from the hips on down) is that for a shark. Unlike most mer-folk, there isn’t an obvious break between the human and fish halves of the body—a hyu-pyra’s entire body is covered with finely-grained sharkskin (for example), along with fin-like ears, five gill slits along the ribs, a dorsal fin in the center of the back, and several more fins along the tail. Coloration tends to be shark-like as well, with dark gray or tan dorsal surfaces and a cream-colored ventral, along with dark (usually black) tips to the fins and ears. The hyu-pyra’s hair is usually of a contrasting shade, such as white, silver, gold, or black.

Designer's Notes: This character sheet represents a typical competent hyu-pyra the PCs might encounter in a situation where you (as GM) might need a character sheet (i.e., combat or the like). You can customize the character sheet by applying any number of character and creature Templates found in Fantasy Hero and/or The HERO System Bestiary (such as Chieftain or Fighter). Lesser hyu-pyra—tradesmen, the young, most females, the elderly—should have slightly lower Characteristics, different Skills, and so forth.

(Character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)

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