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Lizard Man

Top level Creatures Natives of Ge

Common to many worlds lizard men (also knows and Giss) are the founders of a great empire in Ga.

Lizard Man (Saurus sapius)
Lizard men are large bipedal reptiles which resemble humans in certain aspects. While their countenance from tip of snout to tail is lizard, their pelvis and shoulders are similar in certain ways to those of a human and they stand erect, on their hind legs. They have a protruding jaw, which houses a mouth lined with canine teeth, much like that of a crocodile, although shorter. Eyes are set much like that of a lizard. They have a four fingered hand (three fingers and a thumb) and a five toes foot.

Lizard men are considered to be poikilothermic (cold blooded), but their bodies are developed to a stage where they are able to maintain their own body temperatures for moderate lengths of time. Thus, one may be able to survive a short snow storm and the cold weather associated with it without having to hibernate, but will most certainly not outlast a protracted cold winter.

Although ovoviviparous, they do not give birth to many young. A mature female may produce up to nine infants at one time, but numbers of three to five are more common. Their gestation period is one hundred and fifty days, which means that a healthy female can produce two broods per year.

Like humans, lizard men differ subtly through their genetic coding. Some have yellow eyes while others eyes may be red, green or blue. Their skin may vary from a light green, through deep green, to a muddy, brown-green. Some may have a small crest on their head and/or down their back while others may possess a pair of small, blunt vestigial horns on their head.

Lizard men are very intelligent creatures who are skilled in many of the crafts and lore that humans know. Although generally civilised, small numbers of primitive and barbaric tribes may be encountered. They are most prolific in warm environments, such as deserts, plains and jungle and tend to clothe themselves accordingly, favouring loose togas and loincloths.

Although they are carnivorous by nature, some lizard men have been known to eat fruits and vegetables in desperate times.

Lizard Man

Characteristics Average
STR 2D6 + 12 19 Move 3
CON 2D6 + 12 15 Hit Points 15
SIZ 3D6 + 2 15 Fatigue 30
INT 2D6 + 6 13
POW 3D6 13
DEX 3D6 10-12
APP 3D6 10-12

Hit Location Melee (D20) Missile (D20) Points
Tail 01 01 2/4
R Leg 02-05 02-04 2/5
L Leg 06-09 05-07 2/5
Abdomen 10-12 08-11 1/5
Chest 13 12-15 1/6
R Arm 14-16 16-17 1/4
L Arm 17-18 18-19 1/4
Head 19-20 20 2/5

Weapon SR Attack % Damage PARR % PTS
Claw/Fist 8 30 + 5 1D6 + 1D4 - -
Bite 10 30 + 7 1D10 + 1D4 - -
Bastard Sword 6 25 +15 1D10 + 1D4 +1 25 + 10 12
Trident 3 25 + 15 2D6 + 1D4 + 3 25 + 10 10
Scutum - - 1D6 30 + 10 18
Whip 1 30 + 5 1D4 15 (entangle) 6

Notes: Lizard men will use any number of weapons. The ones listed above are what most of them choose to use. Due to their nature, they can bite, (where a human may head but).
Skills: Agility + 2, Communications + 7, Knowledge + 3, Manipulation + 8, Perception + 10, Listen + 3, Ride/Drive Chariot + 15, Evaluate + 5, First Aid + 5, Animal Law + 8, Jump + 2, Climb + 2, Devise 3.
Armour: 1 to 2 point scales in certain places and may wear any armour, preferring a plate cuirass with leather skirts and greaves.
Magic: Lizard men disdain sorcery, but many use divine magic. Some of the primitive ones may use spirit magic.


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