Ironsworn - Beasts (d100)

Generates a random Beast entry from the Foes chapter of Ironsworn

Description (more info)

24% Elder Beast
23% Harrow Spider
23% Mammoth
10% Basilisk
10% Leviathan
10% Wyvern

Citation

Ironsworn by Shawn Tomkin (ironswornrpg.com)

d100 Result

1-24

Elder Beast

Rank
Extreme (2 ticks per harm; inflicts 4 harm)

Features
Twice the size of their common kin, or more
Red eyes

Drives
Dominate

Tactics
Intimidating display
Overwhelming attack

Description
Elder beasts—wolves, bears and boars—are huge, monstrous versions of their common kin. They are primarily solitary creatures, though elder wolves have been known to lead a pack of common wolves. They are not aggressive, but are protective of their lands and the creatures within it. Some say they are avatars of the old gods and as long-lived as the oldest trees.

25-47

Harrow Spider

Rank
Dangerous (2 progress per harm; inflicts 2 harm)

Features
Massive fangs
Long legs and bloated body
Eight iridescent black eyes

Drives
Lurk
Feed

Tactics
Drop atop prey
Bite with pincers
Trap in webbing

Description
These gigantic creatures are a menace in woodlands throughout the Ironlands. Despite their size, they move through high branches with unnatural grace, dropping suddenly to grapple their prey and entomb them in webbing.

48-70

Mammoth

Rank
Extreme (2 ticks per harm; inflicts 4 harm)

Features
Woolly fur
Large head and curved tusks
Prehensile trunk

Drives
Migrate to fertile ground
Forage for food
Protect the young of the herd

Tactics
Form a protective circle
Charge
Trample
Gore

Description
These beasts resemble the elephants of the Old World’s southern realms, but are larger and covered in a coat of thick fur. They travel in herds among the Tempest Hills, migrating south with the winter and north with the spring. They are not aggressive creatures, but are fearless and will fight to the death to protect their young.

A herd of mammoths is an amazing and humbling sight, but smart Ironlanders keep their distance and stay upwind.

71-80

Basilisk

Rank
Extreme (2 ticks per harm; inflicts 4 harm)

Features
Giant snake
Dull yellow-brown skin
Vibrant yellow eyes

Drives
Devour

Tactics
Lay in wait
Mesmerizing gaze
Sudden bite
Crush

Description
Basilisks dwell in the Flooded Lands, lurking in the murky waters of the swamps or within marshy thickets. There, they wait patiently for prey. They regularly feed on marsh rats or deer, but will eagerly make a meal out of a passing Ironlander.

81-90

Wyvern

Rank
Extreme (2 ticks per harm; inflicts 4 harm)

Features
Huge bat-like wings
Rows of teeth each the size of a knife
Thick hide with a metallic sheen
Long tail

Drives
Watch for prey from high above
Feed

Tactics
Swoop down
Snap up prey
Fearsome roar
Bash with tail

Description
There are several breeds of wyverns in the Ironlands. On the eastern coast, tawny wyverns nest in the cliffs of the Barrier Islands and Ragged Shore, diving for fish in the surrounding waters. Inland, the verdant wyverns dwell in forested regions. The largest and most fearsome breed, the iron wyverns, hunt among the Tempest Hills and along the flanks of the Veiled Mountains.

All wyverns have wolfish heads with wide jaws, thick bodies, and sinuous tails. They have short hind limbs and elongated forelimbs which extend along their wings. In flight, they are a terrifying but awe-inspiring creature. On the ground, they lumber heavily on all four limbs, their wings folded back, jaws agape, gaze fixed on their prey.

They are the grim cruelty of the Ironlands given form. They are death.

91-100

Leviathan

Rank
Epic (1 tick per harm; inflicts 5 harm)

Features
Massive bulk
Flesh as tough as iron
Cold black eyes
Sinuous grace

Drives
Slumber in the depths
Destroy those who trespass

Tactics
Rise from the depths
Ram and swamp ships
Devour prey whole

Description
These massive sea beasts lurk in the darkness of the deepest fjords and in the abyssal depths beyond the Barrier Islands. They sometimes surface to hunt within shallower waters. They will indiscriminately destroy any Ironlander craft which stray to close to their hunting grounds.

Watchful sailors might catch sight of a leviathan circling their boat, studying them, in the moments before it attacks. Their dagger-shaped head is as tough and destructive as any battering ram, able to shatter a ship in a single blow.