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By Lord RasputinLord Rasputin

Born from a volcanic eruption hundreds of years ago, Tarkus is an armadillo-tank that fights the flying Iconoclast, the lizard-like Mass, and at last the Manticore, that defeats it with a crit to the eye with its barb. Defeated forever? Who knows?

ST: 32 HP: 32 Speed: 5.25
DX: 9 Will: 12 Move: 4
IQ: 8 Per: 12 Weight: 4,000 lbs.
HT: 12 FP: n/a SM: +2
Dodge: 9 Parry: n/a DR: 15 (see notes)

Cannon (13): 5d(0.5) huge piercing, follow-up 1d [1d] crushing explosive. Range 360/2,300; Acc 5; Bulk -7; Rcl 2; RoF 1.

Traits: Combat Reflexes; Doesn't Breathe; Doesn't Eat or Drink; Doesn't Sleep; Fragile (Unnatural); High Pain Threshold; Horizontal; Immunity to Metabolic Hazards; Indomitable; Injury Tolerance (No Blood); No Arms; No Legs (Tracked); No Manipulators; Unfazeable.
Skills: Innate Attack (Projectile)-13.
Class: Construct.
Combat Effectiveness Rating: 117 (OR 72 and PR 45)
Notes: Eyes are unarmored. DR 15 (front)/7 (sides and rear)/5 (underbody).


It is superseded by Aquatarkus after its final battle with the Manticore; stats are unknown, but we can infer from the name that it works in water, and it should have some Nictitating Membrane lest the Manticore take it out too.

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