Undead (Unliving): Bloodless [HERO]

Undead (Unliving) Skeleton, 279 points (Tier 3)


Bloodless appear as normal skeletons. They remain dormant until they sense essence, so they are often mistaken for simple remains until it is too late. They may wear remains of clothing or armor.

Bloodless stand 1.7m tall and weigh 10kg. They have no hair and no eyes.

Ecology. Bloodless are the bones of the dead whose spirits were never laid to rest. As their bodies decayed, their madness grew to become a relentless hunger. They are often found in the ruins of the Cataclysm, the Deeplands, or anywhere the dead have been forgotten.

Personality/Motivation. Bloodless hunger for flesh and blood. They have no personalities and will sit for years waiting for any source of essence and flesh to come within reach. Once they have drained twice their BODY from the flesh and blood of others through Fleshbinding, they will evolve into Draug.

Campaign Use. Bloodless are frightening and dangerous foes that can be relatively easily defeated in combat. The greatest danger is present when Bloodless outnumber their foes. There is some variation between the Bloodless of each race, but this template is appropriate for atlan, elliya, and tsverg. Loriya and tsaal would likely have -2 BODY and -1 DC on their claws, while drothmal would have +2 BODY and +1 DC on their claws. Scythaa would use this template, but with +2m leaping and +1 DC on the claws. Faelariya Bloodless are hard to imagine but certainly possible. Their STR would be 1, claws -2 DC, but the Fleshbinding would be 1 1/2d6, and they would still fly (since their flight was/is magical in nature). What weakness they do have (skeletal) can be partially offset by the remnants of armor they once wore in life.

CHARACTERISTICS

STR    5          DEX    13       CON    10

INT      5          EGO    3          PRE    20

SPD    3          PD       0          ED       0

REC    4          EREC  4          END    n/a

STUN  n/a      BODY 7          ESS    10


COMPLICATIONS

Undead (Unliving) Creature Class. Physical Complication (Infrequently; Not Impairing)

Undead Class Of Minds. Physical Complication (Infrequently; Not Impairing)

Horrifying Undead. Negative Reputation (Frequently; Extreme)

Affected By Direct Channeling. Aelos will Disrupt and Dispirit; Physical Complication (Frequently; Greatly Impairing)

Sunless. All Gold attacks are considered Energy Attacks and are applied against ED; Physical Complication (Infrequently; Slightly Impairing)

Skeletal. Only 10kg of Mass; Physical Complication (All the Time; Greatly Impairing)

Singular Purpose: Must Consume Flesh And Evolve. Bloodless will never act in a defensive manner or do anything that does not relate to consuming the flesh of the living; Psychological Complication (Very Common; Total)

Unliving. In direct sunlight 1d6 damage per Hour; Susceptibility (Very Common)

Skeletal. 1 1/2 x BODY to Crush Attacks; Vulnerability (Very Common; 2 x BODY if also Living Wood)

Skeletal. 2 x Knockback; Vulnerability (Uncommon)

Unliving. Any living material that penetrates the Undead's defenses can disrupt its essence and cause it to come apart; fresh cut, de-barked wood is the most common form of this type of attack; 1 1/2 x BODY to Living Materials; Vulnerability (Uncommon)

 

PERCEPTION  10-

Sense Life. Detect Essence 10- (Unusual Group), Increased Arc Of Perception (360 Degrees), Penetrative (Lead, magic and living stone apply a penalty; see Essence Sight PER Penalties Table), Range, Sense, Targeting

Undead Senses. No Normal Hearing, Sight, Smell, Taste; Undead only perceive with Sense Life Power

 

MOVEMENT

Running 12m (24m)

Leaping 4m (8m)

Tireless. Red. END (0 END; 1 Active Points) applied to Leaping

Tireless. Red. END (0 END; 6 Active Points) applied to Running

DEFENSE    DCV 4/7         DMCV 1

Total Physical (PD)            2/6   (Resistant 2/6)

Total Energy (ED)   4   (Resistant 4)

Channeling Resistance 5

Undead Body. Does Not Bleed

Undead Body. No Hit Locations

Undead Body. Takes No STUN (loses abilities when takes BODY by Hit Location)

Skeletal Body. +3 DCV; Only Versus Piercing Attacks

Cold Immune to Cold; Safe in Intense Heat Immune to Heat; Safe in Low Pressure/Vacuum; Self-Contained Breathing; Sleeping: Character does not sleep)

Undead Body. Resistant Protection (4 ED)

Undead Body. Resistant Protection (2 PD), Hardened

Undead Body. Resistant Protection (4 PD), Hardened; Only Against Slashing or Piercing Attacks

Undead Vitality. Life Support (Eating: Character does not eat; Immunity All Poisons; Immunity: All Diseases; Longevity: Immortal; Safe in High Pressure; Safe in High Radiation Immune to Radiation; Safe in Intense

Undead Mien. +20 PRE; Conditional Power Only Works To Resist Presence Attacks


OFFENSE       OCV 3        OMCV 1

Grappler. +2 with Boney Claws and Grab; OCV Only

Boney Claws. HKA 1d6 (1d6+1 w/STR; Always Combined With Grab Attempt), Red. END (0 END); RP; Always Combined With Grab

Boney Claws. +10 STR, Red. END (0 END); Only For Grabs & Holding On

FLESHBINDING, Area. Drain BODY 1d6, AOE (2m Radius), Personal Immunity, Constant, Red. END (0 END), Delayed Return Rate (points return at the rate of 5 per Hour); No Range, Negated by CON-3 Roll (rolled each Phase) or Sarkus Bloodfast spell, Limited Power Only Works On The Living

Fleshbinding, Enhanced Grab. Drain BODY 1d6, Personal Immunity, Red. END (0 END), Delayed Return Rate (points return at the rate of 5 per Hour); No Range, Negated by CON-3 Roll (rolled each Phase) or Sarkus Bloodfast spell, Extra Time (Full Phase), Linked (Fleshbinding, Area), Must Follow Grab, Concentration (1/2 DCV), Limited Power Only Works On The Living

Untiring Body. Red. END (0 END; 5 Active Points) applied to STR

Powers/Tactics. Bloodless move directly towards the nearest source of essence and attempt to grab it. Their Fleshbinding effect draws flesh and blood from the nearest targets to bind with its bones, often creating streams of gore from surrounding targets to the Bloodless. Once they have hold of their target, the intensity of the Fleshbinding increases.

ADDITIONAL POWERS

Unliving Evolution. Bloodless Into Draug; Bloodless will evolve into a Draug as a No Time Action once they have consumed twice its BODY from the flesh of the living

SKILLS

Climbing 13-

Stealth 14-

Languages. None

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