Lurker Above
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By Mshrm (Mitch French)

Note: This creature was originally published in the AD&D Monster Manual (1977).

The lurker above is a sort of huge, flying, man-eating manta ray. Its coloration blends in with rocky areas. Its favored hunting method is to climb up to the ceiling of a dungeon room and flatten itself there to wait for prey.

ST: 28 HP: 28 Speed: 6.00
DX: 11 Will: 10 Move: 0
IQ: 4 Per: 14
HT: 13 FP: 13 SM: +3
Dodge: 10 Parry: 9 DR: 2*

Constriction Attack (ST vs ST/HT) Grapple at 13.
Bite (11) 3d-2 crushing. Reach C.
Wing Buffet (11) 3d-2 crushing. Reach C-2

Traits: Bestial; Chameleon 5; Combat Reflexes; Constriction Attack; Damage Resistance 2 (Tough Skin); Damage Resistance 2 (Tough Skin, only vs crushing); Discriminatory Smell; Flight (Air Move 6); Hidebound; Injury Tolerance (No Blood, No Brain, No Vitals); Loner (6 or less); Mute; No Fine Manipulators; No Legs (Aerial); Night Vision 5 (Visually impaired by day, take -1 for each step away from comfortable zone).
Skills: Blind Fighting-14; Climbing-12; Stealth-11; Sumo Wrestling-13 (+2 ST bonus).
Class: Mundane.
Combat Effectiveness Rating: 43 (OR 15 and PR 28).


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