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Bird Spider

Size: 6 to 8 inches

Weight: 0.2 to 0.3 pound

COU 14 SGC 10 (a) INT 15 CHA 11 DEX 15 AGI 14 CON 12 STR 13 (s)

LP 6 AE - KP - INI 14+1D6

DE 7 SPI 1 TOU 0 MOV 2

Bite: AT 12 DP 1D2 (+poison)* RE short


Actions: 1

Special Abilities: Attack Weak Spot (Bite)

Skills: Body Control 18 (14/14/13), Climbing 4 (14/14/12), Feat of Strength 2 (16/14/14), Intimidation 6 (14/11/11), Perception 14 (9/15/15), Self-Control 14 (14/14/12), Stealth 16 (14/15/14), Swimming—(no check allowed; giant stag beetles cannot swim), Willpower 10 (14/11/11)

Number: 1

Size Category: tiny

Type: Animal, non-humanoid

Loot: 0.5 ration of meat, poison (25 silverthalers)

Combat Behavior: bird spiders normally don’t consider human-sized creatures as prey, but since the Starfall, they have become more aggressive and now feel threatened by the presence of two-legged creatures. They bite to scare opponents away and only stop when the opponent has fled.

Escape: Loss of 75% LP; sometimes bird spiders fight to the death.

Animal Lore (Wild Animals)

  • QL 1: Bird spider venom is not very dangerous.
  • QL 2: Bird spiders have been growing more aggressive and are now considered an annoying pest.
  • QL 3+: According to some legends, bird spiders are spies of the Nameless One.

Hunt: –2

Special Rules

*) Bird Spider Venom: Bird spider venom is not very dangerous to a healthy human, but the spider can bite repeatedly, and the damage adds up.

Level: 2

Type: Ingestion and weapon poison, animal venom

Resistance: Toughness

Effect: 1D6 DP (ignoring PRO)/1D3 DP (ignoring PRO)

Start: immediate

Duration: immediate

Cost: 100 silverthalers

Aventurian Bestiary, page 94