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  • SKRZZAKFarbelowthehussleandbussleofthestreetsofmankindliesasecret,amyththatfewcandeterminewhetherisrealornot.Whispersofratlikementhatcontrolthearistocracy,awarrenfilledwithofterriblehalfhumanmonstersandtheworshipofagodlosttotheannalsoftimeareallhearsayandbedtimestoriesmeanttoscare.Whatismoreterrifyingisthesearenotmyths,butthetruthoftheSkrzzak.ThewordSkrzzak(pronouncedskerzsak)itselfisderivedfromtheancientlanguages,meaningscourgebelowwhichtheyhavetakenontotheirlikingforperversereasons.Skrzzakarehumanoids,albeittakingupontheformofmutatedrats,filledwithambition,disease,lowcunningandviolence.Theiroriginsareamystery:somebelieveaninsaneratcatcherenchantedhisquarry,whileothersspeakthatratsweregivensentiencebyamysteriousgodduringcataclysmictimes.Skrzzakareborn,certainly,butinnowayapersoncouldimagine.Skrzzakareaboutthesamesizeasotherhumanoidraces,thoughtheirbeadyeyes,mangemattedfur,bentbacksandprehensiletailsmistakethemfornothingasiderodentlikemonstrosities.HyperintelligentandmonstrousfemaleSkrzzak,knownasBroodmothers,ingestcorruptiveWytchstonetoalterthebalanceoftheirfourhumoursforbothgravidandspiritualreasons.TheseselfafflictedmutationsaremeanttobirththestrongestandmostcapableSkrzzak,whichtakemereweekstogestateandarebirthedbythelitter.ThesecountlessBroodmothersandherpupsmakeuptheGreatWarren,anearlawlesssubterraneanempirethatteemsbelowthecivilizedoneabove.ItisofgreatsurprisetothosewhovesurvivedaSkrzzakassaultthatthesemutatedfreaksspeakthecommontongue.Nooneknowswhyitsimplyis.SkrzzaksocietyisorganizedintodistinctKabals:acomplexwebofconfederatedhousesengagedinaMachiavellianpowerstruggleforcontroloftheGreatWarren.Theirfeudalbickeringissuffusedwithshowboating,deceptionandmurder.Onlythestrongestandmostcunningsurvivewhereastheweakareenslavedandsometimeseaten.TheKabalsdonotembraceideassuchascompassion,loyaltyandcooperationinstead,theybelieveinfear,survivalandassassination.EachKabalismadeupofmanybreedsofSkrzzak,adoptingdifferentphilosophiesandideologiesenactedbytheBroodmotherswhim.Wytchstonealsoplaysanimportantpartintheirsociety,asitsMagickpropertiespermittheterribleexperimentsandmutationsthatdistortbothbodyandminditalsoservesasasimplisticcurrency.Ingestingthisterrifyingelementallowsthemtocommunewiththeirmysteriousanthropomorphicdeity,whotheysimplycalltheThirteenth.Yet,despitetheirpolitics,theSkrzzakasawholeseektoovertaketheworldabove,butwhichKabalwillfinallysituponthethroneisupfordebate.Surprisingly,Skrzzakkeepsomealliesfromtheworldabove.Specifically,humanoiddevoteestotheSkrzzakscause,calledvivimancers,holdpositionsofpoweroradvantageintherealmsoutsidetheWarrenliaisonwiththeBroodmothers.TheyaretreatedasapartoftheKabal,interpretingtheWytchstonefueleddreamsoftheBroodmothers,whilelayingthemoutintoexecutablestrategiesfortheSkrzzak.TheythenreturntotheworldabovetopushsocietytowardstheBroodmothersvisions,carefullyarticulatingherplanswithinplansusingsubterfuge.VivimancerrelationswiththeSkrzzakallowthemtohavesecretaccesstotheworldabove,butBroodmothersarenotsoimpatienttodeclarevictoryjustyet.Thereismuchstilltobedone,andtheThirteenthhasgreatermachinationsthatIthasyettoforetelltotheBroodmothers.

  • BILIOUSSKRZZAKMUTANTINTERMEDIATE(MID)RISKFACTORThoughallSkrzzakwillfightfortheirBroodmotherandherinterests,theywillveryrarelypurposefullydieforthem.Skrzzakaretoonaturallyselfpreservingtofallupontheirownpoisonedknives,andtheycaneasilytellwhentheyareoutgunnedandoutnumbered.TheBroodmotherneedsadevotedforce,onethatisbothextremelyeffectiveandfanaticallydevoted.AlteringherblackbilethroughinjectionsofpureWytchstone,shegivesbirthtotheterribleBiliousSkrzzak.Theirjourneydoesnotendthere,asthenewpupsareshippedtothemostdangerousandvileplacesoftheGreatWarren,leftalonetosurviveandadapt.TheyareconditionedthroughrigoroustortureandadministrationofWytchstonefumesbytheCholericdoktorstoobeytheirBroodmotheraboveallelse.Fewsurvivethisharrowingordeal,butthosethatdoaremerciless,fanaticallydevotedandcruelbeyondmeasure.Theyemergeanumberofyearslater,permanentlymaskedbystrangebreathingapparatusesandmutatedintofrighteninglyfanaticalmonsters.TheywerebornintheGreatWarrenmoldedbyit.AsidefromTyrants,theBiliousarethestrongestofallSkrzzakbreeds,broadofshoulderandoftencrisscrossedwithbattlescars.Theyareconstantlypreoccupiedwithcrueltyandunfairness,oftendescendingintolaconicdepressionwhennotactivelyengaged.ThoughsteppingtoetotoeinafistfightagainstaBiliousisdangerous,theirrealadvantagecomesfromtheirarsenalofweaponry.OutfittedbytheirCholericbrethren,theirgunsandbombsarepoweredbyWytchstonetodevastatingeffect.Theseweaponsdealcasualtyandinjury,mowingthroughbothenemyandSkrzzakaliketheBiliousdonotcareiftheydestroyfriendorfoe,onlythattheydestroy.MercyisnotinthementalityoftheBilious,astheytakenoprisonersandthoroughlyevisceratethosethathavemanagedtoescapetheirbarrages.Theyalsohavelittlesenseofselfpreservationandsuicidaltendencies,wadingintohordesthatarefarstrongerthanthemsimplytoprovetheirdevotion.

    PRIMARY ATTRIBUTES Combat:45%(4)MartialRanged+20,SimpleRanged+20Brawn:40%(4)Toughness+20Agility:50%(8)Coordination+10,Stealth+10Perception:40%(6)Awareness+20Intelligence:40%(4)Education+10,Folklore+10,Navigation+10Willpower:45%(6)Resolve+10,Survival+10,Tradecraft+20Fellowship:35%(3)NONE

    SECONDARY ATTRIBUTES Initiative:+9Movement:11onfootDamageThreshold:7(13/19/25)PerilThreshold:9(15/21/27)

  • COMBAT PROFILE Dirk:45%Distance(meleeengaged)Damage(4)Fast,ViciousWytchfyregrenade:65%Distance(ranged7yards)Load(1AP)Damage(NONE)Slow,ThrowingWytchfyrepistol:65%Distance(ranged15yards)Load(3AP)Damage(8)Finesse,Gunpowder,Vicious,VolatileWytchfyrejezzail:65%Distance(ranged17yards)Load(4AP)Damage(8)Finesse,GunpowderWytchfyrethrower:65%Distance(ranged8yards)Load(0AP)Damage(4)Gunpowder,Fiery,Shrapnel,Volatile,WeakTailvertebrae:45%Distance(meleeor1yard)Damage(NONE)Entangling,Ineffective,ReachParry:NONEDodge:60%

    TALENTS ARBALESTSSPEEDWheneveryoubegintoLoadarangedweapon,makeasuccessfulCoordinationTesttoLoaditwithoutspendingActionPoints.Iffailed,youmustspendtherequisitenumberofActionPointstofinishLoading.EAGLEEYESYougaina+10BaseChancetostrikewithrangedweaponsatMediumandLongDistance.

    TRAITSBLAM!BLAM!CreatureswiththisTraitmayspend3ActionPointstoattacktwicewithrangedweapons,providingtheypossesstheGunpowderQualityandareloaded.BROWNDEATHWheneverCreatureswiththisTraitinflictsanInjurywithbothmeleeandrangedweapons,thefoeswoundsarealsoInfected.DARKSENSECreatureswiththisTraitcanseeperfectlyinthedark,asifitweredaylight.FASTONTHEIRFEETCreatureswiththisTraitreduceallMovementActionsincombatby1AP(foraminimumof1AP).Additionally,theymayDodgebothmeleeandrangedweapons.STRESSINDUCINGCreatureswiththisTraitprovokeStresswhenevercombatantsfirstencounterthem.

    SPECIAL RULESGRENADIERWhenevertheseCreaturesareencountered,theyhaveaWytchfyregrenade.Wheneverthrown,itburstsoutwards.AnBurst(otherwisecalledaSmallTemplate)radiatesoutwardsinacircle.Selectapointoforiginwithindistancewhetheritisacreature,object,personorplaceandtheBurstthentakeseffect.Onceexploding,allcreaturesmustsucceedaToughnessTestorbeinfectedwiththediseasecalledDementium.IfusedinaCombatEncounter,aBurstwouldaffectupto6peopleinanEngagement.Creatureswiththesegrenadesarecompletelyimmunetotheireffects.WYTCHSCIENCE

  • WhenevertheseCreaturesareencountered,rolla1D6ChaosDie.Iftheresultis14,theycarrytwoWytchfyrepistols.Iftheresultisa5,theycarryaWytchfyrejezzail.Iftheresultis6,theycarryaWytchfyrethrower.IfaWytchfyrethrowerisupononeoftheseCreatures,theycannotCharge,ManeuverorRun.

    TRAPPINGS Brigandinearmor(1) Dirk(1) Plaguemask(1) Tailvertebrae,asbullwhip(1) Wytchstoneampule(6) Wytchfyregrenade,asimprovisedthrowingweaponwithnoDamage,SlowandThrowingQualities

    (1) Wytchfyrejezzail,asmusketwithdistanceof12+PByardsandFinesseQuality(SPECIAL)

    (SPECIAL) Wytchfyrepistol,asflintlockpistolwithdistanceof9+PByardsandFinesseQuality(SPECIAL) Wytchfyrethrower,asblunderbuswithFieryQualityandnoAPrequiredtoLoad(SPECIAL)

    CHOLERICSKRZZAKMUTANTINTERMEDIATE(MID)RISKFACTORBroodmothershaveforetoldthebirthofaspecialpup:onewhowillbeasuperratling,aSkrzzakthatcangototheregionsofprescientknowledgewhereBroodmothersdarenotenter.Throughcareful(yetimprecise)manipulationofKabalbloodlines,theBroodmothershaveattemptedtocreatethissuperiorbeing,whomtheycalltheSkrzzakCholerach.Althoughtheyhavefaileduptothispoint,littersbornhergravidityareextraordinarilydifferentthantheirkindred.WytchstoneinfusedelixirsaresuffusedwithinthebellyoftheBroodmother,increasingheryellowbilewhilefillingherwithexaltingpassionsandreligiousbabblings.TheCholericSkrzzakareherresultantchildren,groomedfrombirthtobecomepriestsoftheKabal.TheonlySkrzzakintheGreatWarrenthatareclosertotheSkrzzakgodthanBroodmothersaretheCholeric.TheysellthemselvesentirelyovertothedivineworshipoftheThirteenth,appeasingtheirgodwithflagellationandthespreadofdisease.CholericSkrzzakappearfrailandwithoutmeatontheirbones,riddledwithallmannerofboilswrackingtheirbody.However,theyrejoiceinthedivinepain,astheyfeelblessedbythemagnificentplagueaspectsoftheirgod.They,tooconsumeWytchstonetoentersimilar,dreamlikefuguestatesastheirmatrons.Throughthesedreams,theyareabletoforetelltheimmediatefuture,muchasTruthsayerscanfromtheworldabove.TheyhopethatvisionsofcountlessthreadsincauseandeffectamongtheGreatWarrenwillleadthemtoatrue,optimumpathtodominatetheworldabove.Althoughtheyvebeenunabletoseewhatthedistantfutureholds,theyareoftentheonestoraisethewargongamongtheKabals.TheCholericSkrzzakrallyarmieswithblasphemouswordsandbannersoffrighteningsymbols,playingmonstrousbrassbellsandchimesthatexudeanoxiousmiasma:aclarioncalltotheKabal.United,CholericSkrzzakwishnothingmorethantospreadillnessupontheirenemies,towatchthemwritheindivinepainanddieatthehandoftheirThirteenthgodschosenpeople.

  • PRIMARY ATTRIBUTES Combat:45%(4)MartialMelee+20,SimpleMelee+20Brawn:45%(6)Athletics+20Agility:50%(8)Coordination+20,Stealth+10Perception:40%(4)Awareness+20,Scrutinize+10Intelligence:40%(4)Education+20,Folklore+10,Navigation+10Willpower:40%(6)Survival+10Fellowship:35%(3)NONE

    SECONDARY ATTRIBUTES Initiative:+7Movement:11onfootDamageThreshold:6(12/18/24)PerilThreshold:9(15/21/27)

    COMBAT PROFILE Fetidblade:65%Distance(meleeengaged)Damage(4)Fast,ViciousTailvertebrae:65%Distance(meleeor1yard)Damage(NONE)Entangling,Ineffective,ReachParry:NONEDodge:80%(NaturalQuality)

    TRAITS BROWNDEATHWheneverCreatureswiththisTraitinflictsanInjurywithbothmeleeandrangedweapons,thefoeswoundsarealsoInfected.DARKSENSECreatureswiththisTraitcanseeperfectlyinthedark,asifitweredaylight.FASTONTHEIRFEETCreatureswiththisTraitreduceallMovementActionsincombatby1AP(foraminimumof1AP).Additionally,theymayDodgebothmeleeandrangedweapons.PATHOFDESTRUCTIONWhileattackinghumanoids,youalwaysadda1D6FuryDietomeleeweaponattacks.Additionally,whenfacinghumanoids,youalwayssucceedResolveTests.Finally,youneverBleed.PLAGUERIDDENWheneverCreatureswiththisTraitreducessomeonetoSeriouslyWounded,theirfoeswoundsareInfected.WhenevertheyrendersomeonetoGrievouslyWounded,theirfoecontractsTombRot.RIPPINGTEETHWheneverCreatureswiththisTraitgenerateaCriticalSuccessorFuryDiewithanAttackActionorPerilousStunt,theytriggeraTakedownfor0ActionPoints.STRESSINDUCINGCreatureswiththisTraitprovokeStresswhenevercombatantsfirstencounterthem.

  • SPECIAL RULESHARBINGEROFPLAGUESWhenevertheseCreaturesareencountered,rolla1D6ChaosDie.Iftheresultis15,theycarryamassivegong.Iftheresultisa6,theycarryasetofchimes.WhenevertheyplaythegongwithLitanyofHatred,Characterssoaffectedalsosuffer2D10+2physicalPeril.WhenevertheyplaythechimeswithLitanyofHatred,CharacterssoaffectedinsteadlowertheirDamageandPerilConditionTracksby3insteadofthenormal1.ThesetrappingscanonlybeusedinthehandsoftheseCreatures,otherwiseuselessrelicstoothers.

    TRAPPINGS Fetidblade,asmortuaryswordwithFastQuality(2) Kabalbanner(1) Skrzzakgong(SPECIAL) Skrzzakchimes(SPECIAL) Tailvertebrae,asbullwhip(1) Tomeoffaith&disease(1) Wytchstoneampule(3)

    PHLEGMATICSKRZZAKMUTANTINTERMEDIATE(MID)RISKFACTORTheBroodmotheroftneedscouncilforhervariousmachinations,butthesparsevivimancersspendmuchoftheirtimeintheworldabove,unabletoservetheirmistresssimmediateneeds.Sheneedsapupwithamindtowardsstrategy,scholarshipandtheveryphysicalmaintenanceoftheBroodmothersgravidity.Thematroncanalterherhumorstoexcelherphlegmtomonstrouslevels,apredicatorforthebirthofPhlegmaticSkrzzak.ThisbreedisnearlyasintelligentastheirBroodmother,butindifferingwaystheirintellectismuchmorecalculatingandobjective,whiletheBroodmothersisoftenrazorfocusedonherdreamstatemachinations.Phlegmaticmutationsgivethemlightningfastdeduction,calculatinginformationatalarmingratestohypothesizepossibleoutcomes.NotonlyaretheyaKabalsscholars,buttheykeeptheapocryphalhistoriesandlivinghistories.PhlegmaticSkrzzakarealsotheprimarycaregiversandadviserstoBroodmothers,oftenfoundintheirchambersdiscussingpolicieswhileservingaswetnurseordoktor.PhlegmaticSkrzzakaremadeobviousbytheirmassivelyelongatedheads,aswellastheiralmostsupernaturallycalmdemeanors.Theyarealsoinsatiablycuriousscientistsandexperimenters.UsingthearcaneenergiesofWytchstone,theyperformdiabolicalandgrotesqueexperimentsonbeingsofallsorts.Thoughtheyprefertoinflictthesebloodyandvisceralmutationsuponhumanoids,theyregularlydrawfromrattrapprisonsoftheGreatWarren,usingWarrenRunnersastheirtestsubjects.Successfulresultshavecomeaboutfromtheirtransmutativetinkerings,mostfamouslytheenormousTyrantSkrzzak.Theytreatthemmorelikebelovedpetsthanslaves,praisinganTyrantrightafterthebeasthasdismemberedanintrusivebandofadventurersintheGreatWarren.

  • Broodmotherskeeptheireyeheavilyfocusedonthisbreed,asaslipoftheirtonguecouldpotentiallycausethewholeKabaltocollapse.PhlegmaticSkrzzakaretoowillfulandconfidenttobeignored,andtheyknowthisfullwell.

    PRIMARY ATTRIBUTES Combat:35%(3)SimpleMelee+10,SimpleRanged+10Brawn:40%(4)Athletics+10Agility:50%(7)Coordination+20,Ride+20Perception:40%(6)Awareness+20Intelligence:45%(5)Education+20,Heal+20Willpower:40%(6)Survival+10Fellowship:45%(3)Leadership+10,HandleAnimal+20

    SECONDARY ATTRIBUTES Initiative:+9Movement:10onfootDamageThreshold:6(12/18/24)PerilThreshold:9(15/21/27)

    COMBAT PROFILE Mancatcher:45%Distance(meleeengagedor1yard)Damage(3)Entangling,ReachTailvertebrae:45%Distance(meleeengagedor1yard)Damage(NONE)Entangling,Ineffective,ReachBolas:45%Distance(ranged7yards)Load(1AP)Damage(NONE)Entangling,Ineffective,ThrowingParry:NONEDodge:70%

    TRAITS BROWNDEATHWheneverCreatureswiththisTraitinflictsanInjurywithbothmeleeandrangedweapons,thefoeswoundsarealsoInfected.DARKSENSECreatureswiththisTraitcanseeperfectlyinthedark,asifitweredaylight.FASTONTHEIRFEETCreatureswiththisTraitreduceallMovementActionsincombatby1AP(foraminimumof1AP).Additionally,theymayDodgebothmeleeandrangedweapons.GUTTERRUNNERWheneveryouattempttohideinurbanandundergroundenvironments,yougaina+20BaseChancetoStealthTests.LICKYOURWOUNDSCreatureswiththisTraitcanrestoretheirDamageConditionTrackpositivelybythreestepsbyspending1ActionPoint.ThisTraitcanonlybeusedonceaday.

  • MASTEROFTHELASHWhenevertheseCreaturesattempttotame,rideandcommandCreatureswhichareDireRats,TyrantSkrzzakandotherrodents,theymayfliptheresultstosucceedanySkillTestrelatedtoit.STRESSINDUCINGCreatureswiththisTraitprovokeStresswhenevercombatantsfirstencounterthem.

    TRAPPINGS Animalbane(1) Beastbane(1) Leatherarmor(1) Mancatcher,asbullwhipwithoutIneffectiveQuality(1) Tailvertebrae,asbullwhip(1) Wytchstoneampule(3)

    SANGUINESKRZZAKMUTANTINTERMEDIATE(MID)RISKFACTORSpecialbreedsofSkrzzakaremorefearedthantheteemingmassesoftheKabals.CalledtheSanguine,theyareanindependentlot,dwellingonthefringesoftheGreatWarren.LikeotherBroodmotherpups,SanguinearebornfromachemicallyinducedexsanguinationofbloodintheBroodmother,makingthisbreedveryexcitable,flightyandhighlydangerous.Theyarelitheandquick,theirlimbsthinandfuramidnightblackcolortheyleavenotraceoftheirpresence.SanguineSkrzzakarebredtobecomecontractkillers,caringlittleforpersonalpossessions,savetheirweepingblade.Thissacredknifeisoneofdeeptraditionandahallmarkofthesewarriors.Theyholdnearreligiousreverenceoverit,insomuchthattheyonlywithdrawitwhenreadytokill.Tosheathaweepingbladewithoutfirstdrawingbloodisconsideredsacrilegious,anaffronttoboththeirownhonorandtheworshipoftheThirteenth.Reputedly,thisbladeismadefromtheirfirstincisortofalloutasapup,mutatingbyexposuretoWytchstonetoelongateandgroweversharp.TheSanguineplayaroleofgreatimportanceintheGreatWarrenandtheworldabove.Ashighlyexperiencedassassinsforhire,theyarenotonlysenttoeliminatetroublesomeinfiltratorsfromthesurface,butalsotoeliminateotherrivalmembersoftheKabals.Theyhavecountlesstoolsattheirdisposalforexterminatingtheirmarks:throwingknives,jarsofpoison,climbingropesandtheirweepingbladearejustafewoftheirtoys.SanguineSkrzzakseetheirassassinationmissionsasneardivineguidancefromtheThirteenthsomuchsothattheyingestWytchstonebeforeundertakingamission.SanguineSkrzzakbelieveitheightenstheirfocusandvision,allowingtheThirteenthtoseetheirkillsthroughtheireyes.

    PRIMARY ATTRIBUTES Combat:45%(5)SimpleMelee+20,SimpleRanged+20Brawn:40%(4)Athletics+10Agility:50%(8)Coordination+20,Stealth+20Perception:45%(6)Awareness+20,Scrutinize+20Intelligence:40%(4)Folklore+10,Navigation+20

  • Willpower:40%(5)Survival+10Fellowship:35%(3)NONE

    SECONDARY ATTRIBUTES Initiative:+9Movement:11onfootDamageThreshold:6(12/18/24)PerilThreshold:8(14/20/26)

    COMBAT PROFILE Weepingblade:65%Distance(meleeengaged)Damage(7or8)Fast,Finesse,Light,ViciousTailvertebrae:65%Distance(meleeor1yard)Damage(NONE)Entangling,Ineffective,ReachThrowingstar:65%Distance(ranged7yards)Load(1AP)Damage(8)Fast,Finesse,Throwing,WeakSmokebomb:65%Distance(ranged7yards)Load(1AP)Damage(SPECIAL)NONEParry:NONEDodge:70%

    TRAITS AMBUSHTACTICSCreatureswiththisTraitroll2D10,insteadofthenormal1D10,todetermineInitiative.BROWNDEATHWheneverCreatureswiththisTraitinflictsanInjurywithbothmeleeandrangedweapons,thefoeswoundsarealsoInfected.DARKSENSECreatureswiththisTraitcanseeperfectlyinthedark,asifitweredaylight.FASTONTHEIRFEETCreatureswiththisTraitreduceallMovementActionsincombatby1AP(foraminimumof1AP).Additionally,theymayDodgebothmeleeandrangedweapons.GUTTERRUNNERWheneveryouattempttohideinurbanandundergroundenvironments,yougaina+20BaseChancetoStealthTests.SNIKT!SNIKT!CreatureswiththisTraitmayspend3ActionPointstoattacktwicewithmeleeweapons,providingtheypossesstheFinesseQuality.STRESSINDUCINGCreatureswiththisTraitprovokeStresswhenevercombatantsfirstencounterthem.

    SPECIAL RULESSMOKEBOMBWhenevertheseCreaturesareencountered,theyhaveasmokebomb.Wheneverthrown,itexplodesoutwards.AnExplosion(otherwisecalledaLargeTemplate)radiatesoutwardsinacircle.Selectapointoforiginwithindistancewhetheritisacreature,object,personorplaceandtheExplosionthentakeseffect.Onceexploding,itreducesMovementvaluesofhumanoidsbya6penalty,untiltheyescape.Additionally,it

  • providesenoughconcealmentfortheCreaturetousetheirStealthSkill.IfusedinaCombatEncounter,anExplosionwouldaffectupto9peopleinanEngagement.

    TRAPPINGS Balaclavamask(1) Dirk(1) Folkbane(3) Leatherarmor(1) Smokebomb(1) Tailvertebrae,asbullwhip(1) Throwingstar,asthrowingknife(6) Weepingblade,asdirkbutwithoutWeakQualityandwithViciousQuality(1) Wytchstoneampule(3)

    TYRANTSKRZZAKMUTANTADVANCED(LOW)RISKFACTORThetrademarkmonstrositiesofthePhlegmaticSkrzzaksvileexperiments,Tyrantsareaterrifyingsighttobehold.AllTyrantswereonceWarrenRunners,oftencriminalswhovolunteeredforexperimentationinordertoreducetheirsentences.Whatthesepoorwretchesdidnotexpectwasthesheertortureandgrotesqueryoftheseexperiments.ThesewhelpsweresubjectedtoampulesofliquifiedWytchstone,fusingOgrishbloodintotheirveryessence.TheSkrzzakthenamputatedandreattachedmultiplelimbs,placingnearlyeveryknowndiseaseuponthecreatures.TheWarrenRunnerwouldbedriventoblindinginsanitybythetreatments,becomingawillingthrall.TheythenemergeweekslaterfromthePhlegmaticsfetidchambers,fullytransmutatedintoaTyrantSkrzzak.Tyrantsalsosometimescalledkingratsaremassiveandgrotesquecreatures,toweringnearlytwelvefeethighandbristlingwithmuscle.Theirbodiesareawfultobehold,riddledwithtumors,patchesofmismatchedskin,engorgedthew,witheredlimbsandevenhavingpiecesofmetalboltedintotheirveryflesh.Theyarenearlyalwaysinblindingpain,somuchthattheyonlyhavetwoemotions:obedienceandviolence.Tyrantsareterrorsonthebattlefield,throwingdownfoeslikewretchedragdollsatthecommandoftheirPhlegmaticmasters.Whengivenreprievefromthecycleofviolence,Tyrantsaresubjugatedtoheavylabor,diggingtheendlesstunnelsoftheGreatWarrenandotherstrengthintensivetasks.Moreimportantly,theyaretheprincipalminersofWytchstonewithoutthem,Skrzzaksocietywouldcollapse.TheirexposuretotheAethericmineralkeepsthemdocilewhiletheywork,butassoonastheyareseparatedfromit,theyreenterablindingrageofpain.TheonlythingthatcanrelieveitiseitherbyingestingmoreWytchstonetreatsfromtheirPhlegmaticmastersorthepromiseofbeingdraftedbacktothemines.

    PRIMARY ATTRIBUTES Combat:50%(5)SimpleMelee+30Brawn:45%(11)Athletics+30,Intimidate+30,Toughness+30Agility:40%(8)Coordination+30,Stealth+30Perception:45%(4)Awareness+30

  • Intelligence:35%(3)NONEWillpower:40%(6)Survival+30Fellowship:40%(4)NONE

    SECONDARY ATTRIBUTES Initiative:+7Movement:11onfootDamageThreshold:14(20/26/32)PerilThreshold:9(15/21/27)

    COMBAT PROFILE Tyrantclaw:80%Distance(meleeengaged)Damage(11)Fast,Reach,ViciousTailvertebrae:80%Distance(meleeor1yard)Damage(NONE)Entangling,Ineffective,ReachParry:80%Dodge:80%(NaturalQuality)

    TRAITSBROWNDEATHWheneverCreatureswiththisTraitinflictsanInjurywithbothmeleeandrangedweapons,thefoeswoundsarealsoInfected.BRUTESTRENGTHCreatureswiththisTraitreferencetheirBrawnBonus(BB)forallDamagetheyinflictwithmeleeweaponsorthosepossessingtheThrowingQuality.Additionally,theyadd+3totheirBrawnBonus(BB).Finally,theyignorethePummelingQualityofmeleeweapons.DARKSENSECreatureswiththisTraitcanseeperfectlyinthedark,asifitweredaylight.HIDEOUSMIGHTCreatureswiththisTraitaddtheReachandViciousQualitytoanymeleeweapontheyuse.TheyalsoignoretheWeakQualityofmeleeweapons.IRONGRAFTSCreaturewiththisTraitdonotBleed,andadd+3totheirDamageThreshold.However,theyeschewallarmor.RIPPINGTEETHWheneverCreatureswiththisTraitgenerateaCriticalSuccessorFuryDiewithanAttackActionorPerilousStunt,theytriggeraTakedownfor0ActionPoints.TERRIFYINGCreatureswiththisTraitprovokeTerrorwhenevercombatantsfirstencounterthem.

    TALENTSMENACINGDEMEANORWheneveryousucceedanIntimidateTest,youinflict1D10+1mentalPeril.NOMERCYWheneveryouInjureafoewithameleeweapon,youinflicttwoInjuriesinsteadofone.OVERWHELMINGFORCEIfyourollaCriticalSuccesswithaMeleeAttack,youinflicttheRuinedQuality

  • toafoesshield,weaponorarmor(yourchoice).OverwhelmingForcehasnoeffectonCastleforgedtrappings,andyoumustbearmedwithatwohandedmeleeweapon.

    SPECIAL RULESDIMWITTEDDuringaCombatEncounter,CreaturesthisthisTraitcanonlyuseAttackActionsunlessexpressedlycommandedtootherwisewithasuccessfulLeadershipTestbytheirallies.SNIVELINGWHELPWhenevertheseCreaturesareincombat,theyonlyreceive2ActionPoints.

    TRAPPINGS Tailvertebrae,asbullwhip(1) Tyrantclaw,asknuckleduster(2)

    WARRENRUNNERMUTANTBASIC(HIGH)RISKFACTORTheBroodmothersbirthingsarenotalwaysexactnoteverylitterbornisfittobeelevatedintoprominence.TheseoffshootsarecollectivelycalledWarrenRunners,andarethemostcommonoftheSkrzzakshorde.Viewedasfailedexperimentsincreatingstrongerbreeds,thesecorruptedandsicklyweaklingsmakeupthelargestportionoftheGreatWarrensnumber.Theyaremostlyfactionless,butonedayhopetojoinanobleKabal.Sadlyforthem,theyaremoreoftenseenaschattelthananythingtheKabalsprimarilyusethemforslavelabor.Bornintothralldom,theyaremostoftenusedascannonfodderbytheKabalsleadertosoftentheirenemiesbeforetherealattackbegins.Survivorswhoarefitwarriorsareelectedtoleaddangerousguerrillaraidsintotheworldabove,whiletheindolentaregrantedfreedom,spendingtheirdaysinaWytchstoneinducedhaze,forgettingthepainoftheirposition(orlackthereof)intheGreatWarren.WarrenRunnersvarywildlyinsizeandshape,butmostareeitherpiebaldorpossessonlyafewtuftsoffurthatmarksthemasundesirables.ThoughtheymaybeweakerthananyofthetruemembersoftheKabal,Runnersarestillcapableandfastontheirfeet,navigatingbothcrampedpassagesandwindingcitystreetsastheytendtotheirlabors.However,WarrenRunnersarenotoriouslylackadaisical,committingtotasksonlywhendemandedatthethreatofExcision(theunceremoniousactofhavingtheirtailremoved).ItisforthisreasonalonethatWarrenRunnerssitatthebottomofthepeckingorderintheGreatWarren.

    PRIMARY ATTRIBUTES Combat:45%(4)SimpleMelee+10,SimpleRanged+10Brawn:40%(4)Athletics+10Agility:50%(7)Coordination+10,Stealth+10Perception:45%(5)Awareness+10,Scrutinize+10Intelligence:40%(4)Folklore+10,Navigation+10Willpower:40%(5)Survival+10

  • Fellowship:35%(3)NONE

    SECONDARY ATTRIBUTES Initiative:+8Movement:10onfootDamageThreshold:5(11/17/23)PerilThreshold:8(14/20/26)

    COMBAT PROFILE Stiletto:55%Distance(meleeengaged)Damage(4)Fast,Vicious,WeakTailvertebrae:55%Distance(meleeor1yard)Damage(NONE)Entangling,Ineffective,ReachShepherdssling:55%Distance(ranged8yards)Load(1AP)Damage(4)Fast,Throwing,WeakParry:NONEDodge:60%

    TRAITS BROWNDEATHWheneverCreatureswiththisTraitinflictsanInjurywithbothmeleeandrangedweapons,thefoeswoundsarealsoInfected.DARKSENSECreatureswiththisTraitcanseeperfectlyinthedark,asifitweredaylight.FASTONTHEIRFEETCreatureswiththisTraitreduceallMovementActionsincombatby1AP(foraminimumof1AP).Additionally,theymayDodgebothmeleeandrangedweapons.STRESSINDUCINGCreatureswiththisTraitprovokeStresswhenevercombatantsfirstencounterthem.

    SPECIAL RULES KABALTHRALLWheneveryouinteractwiththosewhoknowyoureBrandedandholdyouincontemptduetoit,youcannotuseMisfortunePointstochangetheoutcomeofyourSkillTests.

    TRAPPINGS Folkbane(1) Furarmor(1) Shepherdssling(1) Stiletto(1) Tailvertebrae,asbullwhip(1) Wytchstoneampule(3)