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
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.
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