Ambush Bug «Bu'Tal»Reported By: unknown contributor in MM2
Role: Unknown Base Stock: Ambush Bugs
MCC Stat Block: Bu'Tal 'Ambush Bug' (1): Init +3; atk bite melee +8 (1d24+6) and 2 x claws melee +8 (1d12+6); AC 12; HD 6D7 hp 24; MV 10' or Fly 19' ; 1d20; SV Fort +1, Ref +0, Will -2 Mutations: Chameleon power; Silence Field; Gamma Hands (Heat); Magnetic Control
Number Appearing: 1 Morale: 8 Hit Dice: HD 6D7 Armor: 2 (AC 12) Size: Large 3 Meters
Movement: MV 10' or Fly 19'
Attack: Bite melee +8 (1d24+6)
Frequency: Rare Organization: Solitary Activity Cycle: Unknown Diet: Carnivore Habitat: Plains, Forests Tech Level: 0 - 0 Artifacts: Unknown
Description (Initial Observations): Ambush bugs can vary slightly in color. Some are golden yellow and brown, while others are more green. The sides of the body are raised and the shoulder plate looks rigid and bumpy. Males are physically smaller than females and can often be seen riding on their mate's back. Females will lay bunches of fertilized eggs on trees and cover them in a frothy coating, which may offer protection from desiccation as well as predation.
Reactions: No known interactions
Behavior: These are mutant ambush bugs. They are stout bodied with greatly enlarged forelegs like a manta (green render). The abdomen is much wider than the wings at that point. They are green-brown, and though 3 meters long, they are only .5 meters tall.They hide using chameleon power and a silence field. When prey carrying metal objects comes within 10 meters of the bu'tal, it uses magnetic control to draw the prey closer. It attacks as a manta. If the prey struggles, it uses hot hands to kill the prey quickly.Bu'tal feed on the blood of most anything, but prefers those who wear metal objects (ie PCs and NPCs)
Behavior: Behavior not recorded
Society: Anthropological studies incomplete