Monday, July 18, 2011

Wire Wolf

Feris brushed down the horses while Allianora and Nimble gathered firewood for the camp. Rathgar busied himself digging a shallow firepit, and setting up the rest of the camp. The sun was dropping low in the sky, and shadows growing in the thin woods.

Nimble noticed it first. He had stooped to grab a fallen branch, when he heard a cracking sound behind him. Allianora was in front of him.

“Allianora?” Nimble said quietly.

“Yes?” she asked without looking over to him.

“Run.”

She hesitated a fraction of a second before dropping the load of twigs.

Nimble spun around, and watched as the thing bounded past him, and after his fleeing companion. Quick as a shot, Nimble took off after them. He hated baiting the thing with her, but it did get them all moving toward their camp, and their friends! Unfortunately, it didn’t take more than a moment of chasing after them to realize there was no way they’d make it back to camp.

The thing, which looked like a sculpture of a wolf formed from thick rusting iron wire, was already upon Allianora.



Wire Wolf
Armor Class: 2
Hit Dice: 6*
Move: 180’ (60’)
Attacks: 1 Bite
Damage: 2d6+Special
No. Appearing: 2d4 (1d6)
Save As: F6
Morale: 12
Treasure Type: Nil
Intelligence: 4
Alignment: Neutral
XP Value: 500

Monster Type: Construct, Enchanted
Wire Wolves are enchanted constructs designed to actively defend a given area. They appear as wolf shaped sculptures created out of iron wire of various thicknesses. Wire Wolves are usually found in packs, and will use their speed and cunning to thin out any groups they attack.

When two wire wolves successfully hit a single target in the same round, the target must make a saving throw vs. Paralysis or be knocked prone. If he target is hit by more than two in a round the saving throw takes a -1 penalty per additional wire wolf. They gain a +2 to attack and damage against prone targets. In addition, they can not be surprised, and are immune to Sleep, Charm, and Hold spells.

7 comments:

  1. Cool creature. It's great when you get the perfect union of image and inspiration.

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  2. Excellent! I would not like to be chased through the woods by that thing!

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  3. Cool sculpture, I wonder who constructed it. I feel very inspire by it. I build props and costumes for LARP and character parties. I'm looking into building a head piece inspire on your wire wolf and it will be great to have more pictures. You will get full credit for the idea.
    if you have any info about the sculpture please lets start a conversation.
    my email is
    davidmauriciotorres@gmail.com

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    1. Hi David, I'm afraid that like most of the pictures I post, I found it randomly on a google search, and I don't know if there are any other pictures out there. Good luck with the project!

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  4. Hi- just came across this image of my sculpture; I like the story you created.
    www.wendyklemperer.com

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    1. Hi Wendy,

      I'm glad you like the story! And thank you for letting me know it's your work. It's really amazing! I've updated the post linking to your site.
      Cheers,
      David

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