Hound Folk «Ark»

Reported By: unknown contributor in 1st Edition

Role: Race
Base Stock: Dog

MCC Stat Block: Ark 'Hound Folk' (1d4 (2)): Init +0; atk weapon melee +2 (1d8+1) and bite melee +2 (1d3+1); AC 15; HD 4D7 hp 16 each; MV 45' ; 1d20; SV Fort +0, Ref -2, Will +0
Mutations: (M) Life Leech, Telekinesis, Weather Manipulation

Number Appearing: 1d4
Morale: 12
Hit Dice: HD 4D7
Armor: 5 (AC 15)
Size: Large 3 Meter

Movement: MV 45'

Attack: Weapon melee +2 (1d8+1)
Bite melee +2 (1d3+1)

MS: 12   PS: 15
IN: 12   DX: 4
CH: 12   CN: 12

Frequency: Common
Organization: Pack
Activity Cycle: Day
Diet: Carnivore
Habitat: Non Arctic Plains, Forests, Hills
Tech Level: 2 - 2
Artifacts: C, I

Description (Initial Observations): Intelligent man-dogs over two meters tall, standing on their hind legs. The only wear leather or leather studded armor and carry shields. They have thick fur.

Description (Additional Observations): These intelligent man-dogs grow to be 3 meters high when standing on their hind feet. Their hands have adapted to tool use. Their coarse, heavy fur offers substantial protection from the elements. They run the gamut of colors: brown, black, white, blond, spotted, multihued, etc. Arks carry Tech Level II weapons: swords, spears, bows, and such. They most commonly wear leather or studded leather armor most commonly, and have rarely been seen without a shield of some sort. Their pack insignia is usually emblazoned upon their shields.

Reactions: No known interactions

Behavior: They are ferocious warriors, but have a deathly fear of large winged animals. They hunt all species for food, and consider humanoid hands to be a particular delicacy.

Behavior: Behavior not recorded

Society: The hound folk travel in loosely knit family units called packs. These packs can be up to two dozen members strong, but the hunting parties rarely number more than a dozen. The pack is ruled by the alpha male, usually the ark with the most combat prowess. Other males will occasionally challenge the alpha male for the right to rule the pack. Sometimes a large pack will split, with part of it following a new alpha male and part of it staying with the old one. Arks fear all Tech Ill and IV artifacts, Ignore them if rolled as loot. However, Tech V and VI artifacts are worshipped as totems. The alpha male's first wife is charged with the care and transportation of the totems. They consider human hands to be a great delicacy.