FASERIP OSERIP FACERIP
F: RM (30)
A: EX (20)
S: GD (10)
E: EX (20)
R: GD (10)
I: GD (10)
P: TY (6)
Res: RM (30)
Pop: -GD (-10)
Body Armour FB (2)
Ability Drain – Every hit means the victim must make an Endurance roll or lose a rank from a random attribute.
Tracking of adulterers and their accomplices and associates
OSERIP AC – 7 Row Shifts
The acronical is a large insectile predator that strides on
six armored legs. Eight feet tall at the shoulder, it has a
dark maroon exoskeleton and serrated black hooks at
the end of both arms. It reeks of vomit.
Created by anhedonic priests many centuries ago, this
nocturnal creature stalks and kills adulterers. It hunts
married people who stray from the beds of their spous-
es, and it hunts those who fornicate with married peo-
Acronicals are drawn to the scent of such persons, and
can detect it from miles away. Hunting in small packs,
the beasts crawl across walls and ceilings, silent and
careful, closing in on their victims. They stalk everyone
who was peripherally involved in the duplicity — neigh-
bors who turn a blind eye, innkeepers who knew exact-
ly what was going on, and so forth. Those involved are
tracked down, attacked while alone, hamstrung, and
devoured by the acronicals while still alive.
Then the creatures will hunt the adulterers themselves.
They will be captured, brought together, and given a
chance to survive: a fight to the death, with the victor set
However, the creatures have no intention of living up to
their end of the deal. After one has killed the other, the
monster will amputate the victor’s arms and legs, then
sing songs of love while the fornicator bleeds to death.
Adventurers may encounter the acronical in the wild. It
tends to favor caves or dungeons, where it can stage the
fatal battle between lovers.
The creature leaves behind a watery orange stool, and
when it is agitated, its chitin flakes off in small amounts.
Heroes tracking the beast will find this evidence in its
In combat, the acronical attacks with its scythe-like
claws, which inflict GD (10) points of damage. Each time
the monster hits, the target must make a saving throw
against poison or lose a point from a random attribute
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