Clicker Fish «Flipp»

Reported By: unknown contributor in Dragon 98 - Ares Section June 1985 - GW2

Role: Monster
Base Stock: Bottlenose Dolphin

MCC Stat Block: Flipp 'Clicker Fish' (2d4 (5)): Init +3; atk ram melee +1 (1d6); AC 18; HD 4D7 hp 16 each; MV Swim 45' ; 1d20; SV Fort +0, Ref +1, Will +2
Mutations: Actual Metamorphosis, Directional Sense, Dual Brain, Empathy, Heightened Hearing, Heightened Intelligence, Intuition, Radar/Sonar (improved over natural talent), Sound Imitation, Temporal Fugue, Time Distortion, Time Manipulation (see description), Time Suspension

Number Appearing: 2d4
Morale: 6
Hit Dice: HD 4D7
Armor: 8 (AC 18)
Size: Medium 2 Meters Long

Movement: MV Swim 45'

Attack: Ram melee +1 (1d6)

MS: 16   PS: 10
IN: 16   DX: 15
CH: 11   CN: 10

Frequency: Rare
Organization: Familial Pods
Activity Cycle: Day
Diet: Plants and Small Fish
Habitat: Ocean
Tech Level: 1 - 6
Artifacts: Unknown

Description (Initial Observations): The flipp's true physical form has not changed at all from its ancestral dolphin shape. Like its ancestor, it attacks by ramming victims in the water at high speed with its snout.Though these intelligent mammals have no technology, they possess their own culture and society. They have been known to save Pure Strain Humans and humanoids from drowning, though they are indifferent to the plight of mutated animals. Flipps have never joined the Zoopremisists alliance.Flipps have been known to use their Actual Metamorphosis mutation to join parties of land dwelling adventurers that they have befriended. Of course, they must somehow acquire weapons and clothing on their own. If turned into their true form (as per the Actual Metamorphosis mutation), they will take 4 points of damage per round while they are out of water, until they are able to assume a new form or reach a water supply to keep their skins from drying out.Only 2% of flipps encountered will have the Time Manipulation mutation. For many years, flipps have been trying to improve their time related abilities through selective breeding so that flipps with Time Manipulation can attempt a series of time jumps to reach a period before the Social Wars. There they try to warn humans in an attempt to alter history, but apparently they are not being taken seriously since the future Gamma World still exists. Still, all the flipps with Time Manipulation will eventually try to go back and warn of the danger to come.

Reactions: No known interactions

Behavior: Behavior modeling incomplete

Behavior: Behavior not recorded

Society: Anthropological studies incomplete