Sea Cow «Water Bear»Reported By: unknown contributor in MM2
Role: Cow of the Sea Base Stock: Tardigrade
MCC Stat Block: #N/A Mutations: See Below
Number Appearing: 3d1000 Morale: 4 Hit Dice: HD 1D7 Armor: 1 (AC 11) Size: Tiny .5 cm
Movement: MV Swim 6'
Attack: Ram melee -1 (1d3-2)
Frequency: Common Organization: Unknown Activity Cycle: Unknown Diet: Herbivore Habitat: Oceans Tech Level: 0 - 0 Artifacts: Unknown
Description (Initial Observations): This highly mutated arachnid is considered the cow of the sea by many. It is an oval with 8 legs and a small head.
Reactions: No known interactions
Behavior: The true, unmutated water bear (tardigrade) looks the same, but is much smaller (.005 m long at most) and is missing some organ system. But both have an amazing ability, they can last up to 30 years without water. It just seems to wither up and collapse in on itself, but just giving it some water and it will walk away unharmed. Water bears only defend themselves, never attacking. They just try to waddle up and ram the aggressor, if moving away does not work. Many undersea races farm water bears for food. It is almost to the point of cattle, but water bears can live in the wild without supervision.
Behavior: Behavior not recorded
Society: Anthropological studies incomplete