Brown Runners «Rakkons»

Reported By: unknown contributor in Dragon Magazine 108

Role: Pets and Rides and Monsters
Base Stock: Raccoon

MCC Stat Block: Rakkons 'Brown Runners' (1d4 (2)): Init +10; atk bite melee +11 (1d6+6) and 2 x claws melee +11 (1d4+6); AC 14; HD 28D7 hp 112 each; MV 30' ; 1d20+1d20; SV Fort +1, Ref +0, Will -1
Mutations: Empathy, heightened vision, and photosynthetic skin (improved)

Number Appearing: 1d4
Morale: 1d8
Hit Dice: HD 28D7
Armor: 4 (AC 14)
Size: Normal 1.5 Meters at shoulder

Movement: MV 30'

Attack: bite melee +11 (1d6+6)
2 x Claws melee +11 (1d4+6)

MS: 6   PS: 30
IN: 2   DX: 9
CH: 2   CN: 14

Frequency: Unknown
Organization: Mother and Children
Activity Cycle: Nocturnal
Diet: Fruits, Nuts, Grasses, and Large Insects
Habitat: Temperate Forests and Grasslands
Tech Level: 0 - 1
Artifacts: Unknown

Description (Initial Observations): The bandit-masked rakkons may be found in the mountainous regions of North America. They resemble bears, though they are not aggressive and do not eat meat. It is rumored that some humanoid tribes use them as steeds. Rakkons stand 1.5 m at the shoulder, but may stand up on their rear legs to a height of 3.5m. They have short, bushy tails and are silvery-gray in color.The fur of the rakkon is actually photo- synthetic, manufacturing nutrients as per the regular mutation. However, the furs thickness serves as protection, so that the rakkon does not suffer extra damage if attacked by cold-using weapons or muta- tions. Rakkons remain continuously active throughout the day and night, and do not appear to need sleep, though they have to rest from great exertion like any other animal. Dabbers (brown beggars) do not care for rakkons and never employ them as pets or steeds. Rakkons otherwise enjoy some popularity as pets among those who like big, shaggy, inoffensive creatures. Trained rakkons are excellent with children.

Reactions: No known interactions

Behavior: Behavior modeling incomplete

Behavior: Behavior not recorded

Society: Anthropological studies incomplete