Stonefish «Ert»

Reported By: unknown contributor in 1st Edition

Role: Monster - Harvestable
Base Stock: Salmon

MCC Stat Block: Ert 'Stonefish' (1d4 (2)): Init +0; atk bite melee (1d4-1); AC 11; HD 2D7 hp 8 each; MV Swim 60' ; 1d20; SV Fort -1, Ref -1, Will -3
Mutations: (P) Petrify Poison I12

Number Appearing: 1d4
Morale: 5
Hit Dice: HD 2D7
Armor: 1 (AC 11)
Size: Small 1m

Movement: MV Swim 60'

Attack: Bite melee (1d4-1)

MS: 2   PS: 7
IN: 2   DX: 7
CH: 2   CN: 7

Frequency: Common
Organization: School
Activity Cycle: Any
Diet: Carniverous
Habitat: swamps, bogs, ponds, lakes, and rivers
Tech Level: 0 - 0
Artifacts: None

Description (Initial Observations): The ert is a normal looking fish with silvery scales growing up to a meter long at maturity, similar in many respects to its ancestor, the salmon. It's ordinary appearance disguises an unusual defensive mutation.

Reactions: No known interactions

Behavior: This fish will inject a dose of chemicals into those it bites, causing them to petrify and turn to stone within 60 seconds. Poison is an Intensity 12 Poison.

Behavior: Behavior not recorded

Society: Ert are found in cold mountain streams and lakes, and their habitats can sometimes be picked out by the calcified bodies or one or more predators. Each summer the ert spawn and hundreds of them make their way upstream. They are particularly dangerous at this time and likely to attack other creatures that approach their spawning grounds.