Monday, October 4, 2010


Ankhegs are huge insects, 10 to 20ft long, resembling grasshoppers with vicious mandibles. They burrow through the ground, often in farmlands as well as in caverns. Once per day, an ankheg can squirt digestive acids for 5d6 points of damage (save for half), but this is a defense not used in normal hunting.
Damage Tracks:
HD 4 00MAM
HD 5 000MA M
HD 6 0000M AM
HD 7 00000 MAM
HD 8 00000 0MAM
giant insect
A = Spit Acid - 5d6 damage (save for half) 1/day
M = Check Morale at -2 penalty
HD 3 to 8 AC 2[17] underside 4[15] Atk 1 bite (3d6) Move 12 (burrow 6)

HD 3 Save 14
HD 4 Save 13
HD 5 Save 12
HD 6 Save 11
HD 7 Save 9
HD 8 Save 8
HD 3 4/120XP
HD 4 5/240XP
HD 5 6/400XP
HD 6 7/600XP
HD 7 8/800XP
HD 8 9/1100XP
Hoard Class:
Special: Spits acid 5d6 (1/day, save for half)
If an ankheg nest is found, there is a 50% chance that a female will be present in the nest (one HD less than the male; 3 HD minimum). If a female is present, there is a variable chance, by season, that a clutch of eggs (or babies) will be present. If the young are threatened, both the male and female ankhegs will fight ferociously. They will attack twice per round with their terrible bite at +2 to hit. They will never check morale when defending their young. Ankheg eggs and babies are of some interest to wizards and alchemists. They will typically pay 50 to 300 gp each if in viable condition.
Fall 0% eggs 10% 1d3 babies (1 HD, 1d6 bite, no acid)
Winter 0% eggs 5% 1d3 babies (1 HD, 1d6 bite, no acid)
Spring 50% 2d4 eggs 0% babies
Summer (eggs or babies only; never both at the same time; roll for babies first) 30% 2d4 eggs 30% 1d6 babies (1 HD, 1d6 bite, no acid)

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