Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Beasts of Samardan: 'Voldamrak' to 'Yurlath'...

Good Afternoon, All:

This is the final entry in the bestiary for the World of Samardan Campaign Setting series. Here are five more creatures for consideration:


This cat-sized flying insect dwells in swamps, jungles and forests. The voldamrak has a long, needle-like proboscis that it jabs into its victim. Once attached, it continues to drain blood, automatically dealing 1d4 damage per round until it is killed, pulled off or had drained 8 hp total. Voldamraki travel about the countryside in small swarms, and are attracted by the use of mental powers.

Voldamrak: DEF: 12; HD: 1; ATK: bite (1d4); ST: +2; SP: Blood drain (once hits, stays attached and automatically deals 1d4 damage per round); SPD: 3, fly 8; CL: 1; XP: 300.


The volsarkat is a large winged saurian creature found in great flocks throughout the World of Samardan. The flying beast possesses a wingspan of twenty feet, a weight of 125 pounds, a pronounced cranial crest and a long serrated beak. Volsarkati often swarm over their prey, attacking from above.

Volsarkat: DEF: 16; HD: 5; ATK: bite (2d6); ST: +4; SP: Dive attack (+2 on attack and dmg rolls, -2 DEF until next turn, only from above); SPD: 4, fly 8; CL: 2; XP: 450.


The yanfarran is an aggressive predatory beast that dwells underground. Large crimson compound eyes dominate the head of the yanfarran, who otherwise resembles a hairy primate with two hairless tentacles sprouting from its shoulders in place of arms. Highly intelligent, the yanfarran is a very cruel and avaricious creature possessing incredible psionic powers.

Yanfarran: DEF: 22; HD: 11; ATK: Two tentacles (1d8); ST: +7; SP: All-around sight (cannot be flanked), powers as a 7th level Mystic, telepathy; SPD: 8, climb 6; CL: 8; XP: 3,600.


A fairly common semi-domesticated animal, the yur can be found in many regions of the World of Samardan. A stout, cloven-hoofed mammal, the six-legged yur has a thick hide sparsely covered with coarse hair, a disk-like snout, two tusks that curve upward from its lower jaw, and a short, tasseled tail. This clever, sociable animal may be trained to do many tasks, and sometimes is even kept as a pet.

Yur: DEF: 13; HD: 2; ATK: bite (1d4); ST: +3; SP: None; SPD: 6; CL: 0; XP: 150.


The yurlath is a near-universal livestock animal found in wide varieties around the world. The beast masses about 400 pounds, stands four feet tall at the shoulder, and measures about eight feet in length. It has a large barrel-like chest, three pairs of thick, stocky legs, a short muscular tail that resembles a tapered flap, a bony frill-plate to protect its thick neck, and a sharp, thick beak. Typical coloration and frill shape varies between subspecies of the yurlath. The thick integument of the yurlath is covered dorsally by a thick, spiny hair/feather growth ranging in cover from a dark navy blue through maroon and into a deep crimson. The ventral side of the integument is "hairless". Yurlathi lay eggs and then breastfeed the young hatchlings until they can survive on their own.

Yurlath: DEF: 14; HD: 3; ATK: gore (1d8); ST: +3; SP: Trample (2d4, Reflex DC 13 avoids); SPD: 7; CL: 1; XP: 300.


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