Lizard Bushes «Kai Lin»Reported By: unknown contributor in 1st Edition
Role: Monster - Domesticatable Base Stock: Ivy
MCC Stat Block: Kai Lin 'Lizard Bushes' (1d6 (3)): Init +4; atk 2 x thorny feet melee +3 (1d3); AC 14; HD 9D5 hp 27 each; MV 20' ; 1d20+1d14; SV Fort +1, Ref -1, Will -1 Mutations: (P) Attraction Odor, Electrical Generation, Immune to Radiation, Radiation Eyes
Number Appearing: 1d6 Morale: 8 Hit Dice: HD 9D5 Armor: 4 (AC 14) Size: Large 3 Meters
Movement: MV 20'
Attack: 2 x Thorny Feet melee +3 (1d3)
Frequency: Common Organization: Pack Activity Cycle: Day Diet: Scavenger Habitat: Any non arctic Tech Level: 0 - 0 Artifacts: None
Description (Initial Observations): At first glance, a kai lin looks like an odd sort of reptile: a 3-meter long, sinuous body with a single pair of short, claws limbs that allow it to move, dragging its long tail behind it, a blunt, triangular head like a snake and rough, green scales. But in fact the kai lin is not an animal, but a mutant breed of plant. Its "scales" are rough bark and its "claws" a thorny pads and its "tail" is a trailing root cluster.
Reactions: No known interactions
Behavior: This creatures bark gives complete protection from radiation. Its roots look much like a tail when in motion, when it finds carrion, it intertwines these roots in the victim and absorbs sustenance. Although it will only eat dead creatures, it is more than capable of killing prey when in need.
Behavior: Behavior not recorded
Society: Kai lin aren't intelligent and have a pack-structure, cooperating for mutual survival. They reproduce by producing shoots that root into the ground and mature over the course of 6-8 weeks before uprooting and becoming adult kai lin.