Jumping Spiders «Vilchneks»

Reported By: unknown contributor in Dragon Magazine 108

Role: Monster
Base Stock: Jumping Lynx Spider

MCC Stat Block: Vilchneks 'Jumping Spiders' (1d4-1 (1)): Init +10; atk bite with poision intensity 1d6+10 melee +11 (1d24+6); AC 14; HD 26D7 hp 104; MV 40' ; 1d20+1d20; SV Fort +2, Ref +0, Will +0
Mutations: Absorption (electricity), chameleon powers, fear impulse (D; winged beings), heightened balance, and heightened vision

Number Appearing: 1d4-1
Morale: 1d4+6
Hit Dice: HD 26D7
Armor: 4 (AC 14)
Size: Large 2.5 meters at shoulder, 4 meters in diameter

Movement: MV 40'

Attack: Bite with poision intensity 1d6+10 melee +11 (1d24+6)

MS: 11   PS: 26
IN: 3   DX: 12
CH: 2   CN: 16

Frequency: Unknown
Organization: Mated Pair
Activity Cycle: Daytime in the sunshine
Diet: Large Animals including humand and humanoids
Habitat: Temperate trees, shrubs, and tall grass
Tech Level: 0 - 0
Artifacts: Unknown

Description (Initial Observations): Vilchneks are predatory spiders that use their chameleon powers to lie in wait undetected until prey hap- pens by. Parties are surprised by a vilch- nek encounter unless they succeed on a surprise roll and the character with the highest IN in the party makes a successful check vs. IN x 1, or unless someone in the party has a mutation that negates surprise, such as intuition. Vilchneks have eyes all around their heads, so they cannot be surprised by anything visible. They are surprised by invisible creatures on foot only on a 5 or 6, because they are very sensitive to ground vibrations. Vilchneks tend to lurk in trees or among shrubs on the ground, and hunt by day or by night. They can cover up to 12 m in a single leap. Their fear impulse is set off only by birds and other winged creatures at least as large as themselves, and they may not notice furled wings.

Reactions: No known interactions

Behavior: Behavior modeling incomplete

Behavior: Behavior not recorded

Society: Anthropological studies incomplete