Dead Fish «Herkel»

Reported By: unknown contributor in 1st Edition

Role: Monster
Base Stock: Piranha

MCC Stat Block: Herkel 'Dead Fish' (5d6 (17)): Init -2; atk bite melee -2 (1d6-3); AC 11; HD 2D7 hp 8 each; MV Swim 30' ; 1d20; SV Fort -3, Ref -3, Will -2
Mutations: (P) Poison Scales I18

Number Appearing: 5d6
Morale: 15
Hit Dice: HD 2D7
Armor: 1 (AC 11)
Size: Small 0.5m

Movement: MV Swim 30'

Attack: Bite melee -2 (1d6-3)

MS: 5   PS: 2
IN: 2   DX: 2
CH: 2   CN: 3

Frequency: Uncommon
Organization: School
Activity Cycle: Day
Diet: Carnivore
Habitat: River, Lakes
Tech Level: 0 - 0
Artifacts: None

Description (Initial Observations): The herkel is a small (half-meter long) fish similar to the piranha, but found in temperate and tropical climates throughout Gamma Terra. It has a relatively flat body and a large mouth full of sharp, tearing teeth. They hunt in schools and devour anything edible in the water with them. They are only 1/2 a meter in length, their bite is quite dangerous since over a third of their length is taken up by teeth and mouth.

Reactions: No known interactions

Behavior: Herkels secrete a contact Poison I18 that make them dangerous to touch. If a large amount of blood is present in the water, there is a 30% chance that the group will break into a feeding frenzy. They will attack the closest living creature, including other Herkels, and they pass all Morale checks.

Behavior: Behavior not recorded

Society: Herkel are found in freshwater rivers and lakes throughout Gamma Terra. They migrate frequently so as not to deplete their food sources.