Gargoyle (Jacobian)

by Michael J. Marchi

 based on the works of

Darkling  Statistics

Strength:  11 Education:  2 Move:  3/9/18/36
Constitution:  13 Charisma:  5 Skill/Dam:  4/1D6+1
Agility:  5* Empathy:  3 Hits:  40/72
Intelligence:  5 Initiative:  5 # Appear:  1D6
Special:  * Creature can fly

The Mythology

Gargoyles are creatures of the underworld. They originated in caverns and then moved on to haunt large ornate stone buildings. They have served in human mythology for thousands of years.

The Reality

The Jacobian Gargoyles were once men. Jacobian Gargoyles get their name from the fact that they were created by an Empathic Mutator virus invented by Doctor Victor Jacoby. A captive human is injected with the virus, and then waits for the virus to be activated by an empathic link formed between the virus and an extremely powerful Dark Load, Sebastian Gailbreath.

The Jacobian Gargoyle retains much of its memory of its former life. They also gain a profound level of obedience and an almost fanatical devotion to their creator (Sebastian). The Jacobian Gargoyle also retains the ability to speak.

Physical Description

They have grayish skin, large yellow eyes and batlike wings. They are invariably a full foot shorter than they were as humans, yet their mass remains about the same (any fat on the body is converted to muscle tissue in the reassignment process.

Combat Tactics

At close range, the Jacobian Gargoyle's claws make formidable weapons. The creature can attack with both claws in a single turn, treating each one as a seperate attack. At longer range, the Jacobian Gargoyle will fire blowgun darts at their quarry. These darts are laced with a fast-acting paralysis-inducing drug, similar in effect to curare. They will attack in numbers, trying to distract and overwhelm their party. They prefer to knock their victims unconcious, and deal with them later.

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