Moving Barricade «Quanakus»

Reported By: unknown contributor in GW06 Module

Role: Mount
Base Stock: Insect

MCC Stat Block: Quanakus 'Moving Barricade' (1d4 (2)): Init +4; atk manibles melee +8 (1d10+5); AC 14; HD 11D7 hp 44 each; MV 30' ; 1d20+1d16; SV Fort +1, Ref -2, Will -2
Mutations: (P) New Body Parts - Sensory Antenna (see below), Physical Reflection radiation; Absorption - light

Number Appearing: 1d4
Morale: 4
Hit Dice: HD 11D7
Armor: 4 (AC 14)
Size: Large 5M long

Movement: MV 30'

Attack: Manibles melee +8 (1d10+5)

MS: 5   PS: 22
IN: 2   DX: 5
CH: 2   CN: 13

Frequency: Rare
Organization: Unknown
Activity Cycle: Unknown
Diet: Omnivore
Habitat: Any
Tech Level: 0 - 0
Artifacts: Unknown

Description (Initial Observations): This brilliantly striped insect is 5m long, 2m wide, and 1.75 meters thick. It's bright yellow, two-meter long antennae are the only sensory organs it has.

Reactions: No known interactions

Behavior: It cannot be affected by gas, poison, sonics, etc. The quanakus can withdraw its legs and antennae into its shell and lower sections of its carapace into place, covering its extremities. When this is done, the insect increases its AC by 4. The quanakus can be trained to go into it's barricade" mode on command. The rider can then use it as hard cover, affecting his armor class as a shield (+1 AC). This long beast can carry up to four passengers and quite a lot of cargo at one time. It can travel over most terrain, including up formidable cliffs, and is too dumb to bolt. It can be found in most terrains and is quite dangerous in the wild.

Behavior: Behavior not recorded

Society: Anthropological studies incomplete