Gobblers «Lukalukas»

Reported By: unknown contributor in Dragon Magazine 108

Role: Monster
Base Stock: Domesticated turkey

MCC Stat Block: Lukalukas 'Gobblers' (1d20 (10)): Init +0; atk peck melee -1 (1d3-2); AC 20; HD 2D7 hp 8 each; MV 34' or Fly 15' ; 1d20; SV Fort -1, Ref -1, Will -3
Mutations: Gas generation (Intensity Level 12; blindness for 1d4 hours), and a unique mutation (disease immunity)

Number Appearing: 1d20
Morale: 2
Hit Dice: HD 2D7
Armor: 10 (AC 20)
Size: Small 1 meter tall

Movement: MV 34' or Fly 15'

Attack: Peck melee -1 (1d3-2)

MS: 2   PS: 4
IN: 2   DX: 6
CH: 2   CN: 6

Frequency: Common
Organization: flock
Activity Cycle: Day
Diet: Grains and plants, particularly those with the bacterial symbiosis mutation
Habitat: Temperate forests and scrublands
Tech Level: 0 - 0
Artifacts: Unknown

Description (Initial Observations): 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 encoun- tered 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.

Reactions: No known interactions

Behavior: Behavior modeling incomplete

Behavior: Behavior not recorded

Society: Anthropological studies incomplete