They are short, hunched, ungainly,
and reek of carrion. The miasma of rotten flesh precedes them and you’ll smell
them long before you see them. Vulture-kin are a mockery of man and bird, and
are found all over the southern regions of Ki’Afra. They have a balding human head, dead black
eyes like liquid tar, a large curved beak, and a human torso with arms on top
of scrawny vulture legs ending in viscous, curved talons. Large mange riddled wings extend a full six
feet from tip to scraggy shoulder.
They dog the footsteps of the nearly-dead, waiting
for their demise before scavenging the meat from their bones. They don’t run,
they galumph, andwill rather take flight than fight. However, they will attack if necessary. They use their
carrion breath as a weapon, it’s green, nauseating and paralysing. They also
regurgitate the contents of their stomachs in a linear spray of corrosive acid
and rotting meat.
They line their nests with old
clothes, rotting skins, trinkets, and shiny baubles gathered from their food
source. A Vulture-kin nest can yield surprising results. There is a 30% chance
an item will be magical. The nest litter is made up of, old clothes, hair, fur,
bones, and shiny objects, like jewellery, and weapons.
#Att.:2 Talons or Beak (or Special)
DMG: 1d6 Talons 1d8 Beak
Special: 2 (Each one can be used twice
Poison breath: Green cloud of paralysing vapour. Test
against paralysis, if failed, knocked unconscious for 1d6+2 rounds. If passed,
stricken with uncontrollable vomiting for two full rounds and may not do
anything but be sick.
Acid Spray: Highly corrosive acid that burns for three
rounds becoming weaker every round thereafter. In the first round it deals 1d8
points of damage, 1d6 for the second round and 1d4 for the third. If someone
splashes water on the acid it will dilute all damage to 1d4 and will burn for
two rounds only.