Gamma Bushes «Perth»

Reported By: unknown contributor in 1st Edition

Role: Monster - Harvestable
Base Stock: Palm Tree

MCC Stat Block: Perth 'Gamma Bushes' (1d10 (5)): Init +0; atk petal blast melee -1 (1d3-3); AC 16; HD 6D5 hp 18 each; NO MOVEMENT; 1d20; SV Fort -1, Ref -3, Will -3
Mutations: (P) Radiation Generation

Number Appearing: 1d10
Morale: 5
Hit Dice: HD 6D5
Armor: 6 (AC 16)
Size: Large 2 Meter Tall


Attack: Petal Blast melee -1 (1d3-3)

MS: 1   PS: 1
IN: 0   DX: 1
CH: 0   CN: 6

Frequency: Uncommon
Organization: Copses
Activity Cycle: Day
Diet: Sunlight and Radiation
Habitat: Jungle, Forest, Plains
Tech Level: 0 - 0
Artifacts: None

Description (Initial Observations): This is a two meter tall palm-like plant that is unremarkable most of the year, but in late spring and early summer it sprouts a one meter tall flower.

Reactions: No known interactions

Behavior: These terrestrial birds are heavy and stupid, but fairly fast on their feet and able to fly clumsily for short distances. They have acute hearing and are only surprised on a 1. When encountered by a known predator, they scatter, each leaving behind a cloud of opaque gas 9 m across which blind any character or creature that comes in contact with it. Each bird can do this only once every 4 hours, and it is indicative of their stupidity that they all release their gas at once whenever they are encountered.If a creature or character is not a known predator and approaches lukalukas in a peaceable, reassuring manner, roll a reac- tion check they scatter on any result of 9 or less, and must check morale on any roll between 10 and 17.Once their gas is used, lukalukas are virtually defenseless when caught. How- ever, due to their habit of eating plants with bacterial symbiosis (which does not harm or leave any symptomatic marks on the bird), they should be thoroughly cooked before eating. If not, there is a 60% chance that any lukaluka is carrying a random plant-carried disease.

Behavior: Behavior not recorded

Society: Perth grow in temperate and tropical regions of Gamma Terra. The petals of its flower, harvested and sun-dried for three days, can be ground into a powder. When ingested, it grants a +2 step bonus on Resolve checks for healing wounds. A single perth yields up to 20 doses of the powder.