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)
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.