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This beast stands like a man, yet is half again the height and strength of most men. They are covered with a coat of thick white fur.
They are omnivores with a strong love of warm flesh in their diet. They are able to live off of berries, plants and meat with meat usually being the primary source of sustenance. They are not averse to taking advantage of carrion in hard times.
Yeti can be intelligent but are more renowned for their cunning. They use a Beast Speech form of communication, made of whistles, hoots, growls, barks and other softer noises. Most communication, face to face, is achieved with posture and facial expression. Bearing of their impressive fangs can be interpreted as either a hostile action or a sign of friendship, like a smile.
Normally solitary creatures, the Yeti come together in spring to take part in a bloody mating ritual. Only the strongest or most intelligent earn the opportunity to breed with the most desirable females, thus ensuring that the species continues to prosper. Once the females have been successfully impregnated the Yeti normally go back to their separate lives, occasionally the male will accompany the prime female for the next few seasons to ensure their prosperity and safety. Females will usually retreat to high altitude caves to give birth, not leaving this sanctuary until the child is strong enough to survive the harsh environment.
The child Yeti matures quickly by human standards with them becoming completely independent by the age of 10. In these early years the Yeti rarely interact with anyone, instead the stay hidden and are driven towards avoidance. In their middle age, 20 to 30 years old, they start to seek the females of their species with the hope of earning the right to produce their own offspring. Failure to gain a mate can drive the males out of their mountains and into the low lands to lick their wounds and to take their frustrations out on travelers. A frustrated, mature Yeti is something to be wary of for any traveler.
Yeti that reach old age, 30 to 40 years, lose interest in procreation and once again become isolationist loners, avoiding all contact with other intelligent beings. Near the point of death Yeti will attempt to find a quiet cave to lay down and pass on peacefully.
Intelligent Yeti have rarely managed to overcome their innate shyness and joined a religion. However, when the opportunity is presented they are drawn towards hunter aspect religions such as Foundchild and even Odayla on occasion. At other times storm, mountain or ice gods might attract special individuals. They will almost never rise above Initiate status though, their nature prevents them from making good leaders.
Yeti do not usually make or use tools, few tools would suite their massively clawed hands, but their intelligence does not prohibit their understanding of such things. Use of sticks to poke at potentially dangerous things is not unknown and their tactical use of rocks to disrupt caravans and cause avalanches is well known among mountain dwellers.
Middle Aged 20+1d10
Old Aged 30+2d10
STATISTICS Range Dice Average Derived Average
STR 09-24 3d6+6 16-17 Move 4
CON 16-36 4d6+12 26 HP 23
SIZ 13-28 3d6+10 20-21 FAT 43
INT 02-12 2d6 07 MP 11
POW 03-18 3d6 10-11 DEX SR 3
DEX 08-23 3d6+5 15-16 SIZ SR 0
APP 01-06 1d6 03-04 DAM Bonus +1d6
Melee Missile HP
R Leg 01-04 01-03 .33
L Leg 05-08 04-06 .33
Abdmn 09-11 07-10 .33
Chest 12 11-15 .40
R Arm 13-15 16-17 .25
L Arm 16-18 18-19 .25
Head 19-20 20 .25
WEAPON SR Atack % Dam P% Ap ENC Effective Range Max range
Bite 3 25+Age x 1 1d6 -- -- -- -- --
Claw 2 25+Age x 3 1d6 25+Age -- -- -- --
Rend 3 15+Age x 2 2d8 -- -- -- -- --
Rock 1 15+Age x 2 ** -- -- -- 20 40
** See ROCKS below
2 to 8 point fur hide
Based on Season, see FUR TYPE below.
Fur. The Yetis fur grows and molts throughout the year. In the summer seasons the fur starts light and short as the season progresses through to winter the fur becomes longer and denser. At the end of winter the long fur has become matted and tangled with detritus, twigs, ice and even stone chips, making it especially thick and heavy. Then in spring the fur starts to fall out as the Yeti molts until by Mid-Summer it has a short, cropped appearance again.
Attacks. The Yeti can attack twice with its Claws on the same combat SR. If both attacks are a success the Yeti can follow this attack 3 SR later with a Bite attack or a Rend attack at +20% to hit. Bite attack rolls 1d10+10 for location. The Rend attack represents the Yeti attempting to pull away large chunks of flesh for feeding. The claws drag across the body of the target in tandem, hooking and gouging clumps of flesh from the body.
Rocks. The Yeti may scoop up rocks from the ground to use as missile weapons. The size of the rocks varies from attack to attack. Roll 1d6, 1-3 = 1d4, 4-5 = 1d6, 6 = 1d8.
Tactics. Normal tactics are to hide in the mountains above their targets and hurl rocks down on them before moving in to finish off the target once they are wounded and disoriented.
Maturity. The Yeti matures early and can be considered approaching adult status by 10 years of age making Older Yetis (age 25+) a considerable foe. By middle age (20-30) the Yeti has normally become an expert at hiding, sneaking, and climbing among the mountains that it lives in. Finding a Yeti foot print is almost common but following their tracks becomes almost impossible because of their method of travel. They have a long step and frequently climb, trees, and steep cliff walls with ease. They rarely follow established paths or roads opting to take a more direct route to their destination, even if it means climbing a mountain rather than going around if it is possible.
Immune to cold damage
+25% to Hide in Snowy conditions
Long reach reduces claw SR to 2
May make 2 claw attacks followed 3 SR later with a Rend OR Bite attack
Vulnerable to Fire - all fire damage is doubled and transferred to the adjacent location(s) on the following combat round
Gloranthan Earth Equiv. Fur Type AP
Sea Early Spring Molting Fur 6
Fire Spring Molting Fur 3
Earth Summer Short Fur 2
Dark Autumn Shaggy Fur 4
Storm Winter Heavy Fur 6
Sacred Late Winter Tangled Fur 8