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Giant Stag Beetle

Size: About 8 to 9 feet long

Weight: 100 to 140 pounds

COU 15 SGC 9 (a) INT 11 CHA 8 DEX 13 AGI 13 CON 16 STR 14

LP 40 AE - KP - INI 12+1D6

DE 7 SPI 0 TOU 2 MOV 3

Bite: AT 16 DP 1D6+2 RE short

Mandibles: AT 12 DP 1D6+4 RE medium


Actions: 1

Special Abilities: Forceful Blow I (Bite, Mandibles), Locked Jaws (Bite)

Skills: Body Control 4 (13/13/16), Climbing 4 (15/13/16), Feat of Strength 7 (16/14/14), Intimidation 6 (15/11/8), Perception 7 (9/11/11), Self-Control 12 (15/15/16), Stealth 7 (15/11/13), Swimming—(no check allowed; giant stag beetles cannot swim), Willpower 8 (15/11/8)

Number: 1, or 2 (mating season)

Size Category: medium

Type: Animal, non-humanoid

Loot: 40 rations meat (inedible), trophy (mandibles, 15 silverthalers)

Combat Behavior: Giant stag beetles normally avoid humans, but if they can’t, they fight until seriously injured.

Escape: Loss of 75% LP

Animal Lore (Monsters or Wild Animals)

  • QL 1: Giant stag beetles view human-sized creatures not as prey, but as a threat, and attack whenever they meet one.
  • QL 2: Their armor is weaker on the underbelly.
  • QL 3+: Young giant stag beetles can be trained and led on a leash (this modern fashion was all the rage in Gareth for a time). Some people use them occasionally as guard animals.

Special Rules

Weak Spot: The giant stag beetle has PRO 2 on the belly, and PRO 0 at the base of the leg joints. For more information about targeting these areas, see the Level I Focus Rules for Hit Locations, in the Aventurian Compendium.

Pack Mule: Giant stag beetles can carry a weight of up to 80 pounds.

Aventurian Bestiary, page 49