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)

MS: 3   PS: 5
IN: 1   DX: 4
CH: 1   CN: 7

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