Deathfish «Barl Nep»

Reported By: unknown contributor in 1st Edition

Role: Monster - Harvestable
Base Stock: Catfish

MCC Stat Block: Barl Nep 'Deathfish' (1d4 (2)): Init +3; atk bite melee +2 (1d4); AC 16; HD 7D7 hp 28 each; MV Swim 60' ; 1d20; SV Fort -2, Ref -1, Will -3
Mutations: (P) Radioactive Oil (I18)

Number Appearing: 1d4
Morale: 7
Hit Dice: HD 7D7
Armor: 6 (AC 16)
Size: Medium 1.5 Meter Length

Movement: MV Swim 60'

Attack: Bite melee +2 (1d4)

MS: 3   PS: 11
IN: 2   DX: 7
CH: 2   CN: 5

Frequency: Common
Organization: Unknown
Activity Cycle: Unknown
Diet: Unknown
Habitat: Lakes and Rivers
Tech Level: 0 - 0
Artifacts: None

Description (Initial Observations): The barl nep is a mutant form of catfish that can attain a length of up to a meter and a half. Their scales are completely black and their heads are blunt and equipped with "whiskers" they use to help gather food.

Reactions: No known interactions

Behavior: Once per day the fish can excrete an Intensity 18 radioactive oil that covers 9 meters. The slick will last 10 minutes. If the fish is killed before it uses the oil, the oil may be extracted and carried in a lead-lined container as a Intensity 12 Radioactive oil.

Behavior: Behavior not recorded

Society: Barl nep are found in freshwater rivers, ponds, and lakes, prefering relatively calm, shallow water where it can bottom-feed on small plants and animals. They tend to be solitary, although they're sometimes found in pairs. If a barl nep is caught and killed before releasing its radioactive oil, it can be extracted from its body with a successful skill check. Barl nep are considered a delicacy in some parts of Gamma Terra, provided they're properly prepared.