Bee Folk «Bumbles»

Reported By: unknown contributor in Dragon Magazine 108

Role: Race & Mount
Base Stock: Bumblebee

MCC Stat Block: Bumbles 'Bee Folk' (1d6 (3)): Init +3; atk sting melee -1 (1d8-3); AC 16; HD 6D7 hp 24 each; MV 8' or Fly 23' ; 1d20; SV Fort +0, Ref +0, Will -1
Mutations: Displacement, energy absorption, energy negation (D), insanity (D, variant), new body parts (vocal articu- lators), taller, and ultravision

Number Appearing: 1d6
Morale: 6
Hit Dice: HD 6D7
Armor: 6 (AC 16)
Size: Medium 2.5 m long

Movement: MV 8' or Fly 23'

Attack: Sting melee -1 (1d8-3)

MS: 7   PS: 3
IN: 1   DX: 10
CH: 2   CN: 9

Frequency: Common
Organization: Hive
Activity Cycle: Day
Diet: Pollen and nectar from giant flowers
Habitat: Open, temperate, sunny areas (meadows)
Tech Level: 0 - 0
Artifacts: Unknown

Description (Initial Observations): These giant, mutated bees are only found near gigantic, non-carnivorous flowers (they can generally tell dangerous flowers from safe ones). Dimly intelligent and not unfriendly toward humans and humanoids, they speak human languages in a low, mum- bling drone. They are generally peaceable, but rarely (10% of random encounters, or for a specific reason determined by GM) one may become upset for no apparent reason and angrily buzz around or even sting (25% chance if enraged) harmless passers-by. Of course, bumbles also attack creatures that attack them or try to rob their underground nests. They can be recruited or hired with offers of food.Some are occasionally trained as mounts, but their displacement and energy nega- tion mutations discourage this practice.

Reactions: No known interactions

Behavior: Behavior modeling incomplete

Behavior: Behavior not recorded

Society: Anthropological studies incomplete