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(Revamped Animal Stat blocks with added versatility, emphasis on Special attributes, and separate stats instead of dice pools.)
 
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Latest revision as of 15:02, 10 September 2019

Many animals become aggressive or shy away in the presence of the undead, increasing the difficulty of certain rolls involving animals by the vampire’s Bane Severity. Vampires often use animals for scouting in the city or surprise attacks in the wilderness, courtesy of the Animalism Discipline. It is not unknown, however, for a vampire to own a loyal pet or animal companion.


Apex Predator

Impressive in size, lethality, and speed, an apex predator is something to be feared and marvelled at. Animals such as bears, crocodiles, and lions are counted among their number.

Attributes: Strength 4, Dexterity 2, Stamina 3, Social 1, Mental 1
Skills: Athletics 3, Brawl 4, Stealth 1, Intimidation 4, Awareness 3
Special: An apex predator’s natural weapons count as heavy melee Brawl weapons with a +3 damage value, and no penalty to bite attacks.


Bat (Large)

Commonly associated with vampires, perhaps in part due to the forms Kindred with Protean often adopt, the bat is far from a predator, but benefits hugely from an impressive sonar ability.

Attributes: Strength 1, Dexterity 3, Stamina 1, Social 1, Mental 1
Skills: Athletics 1, Brawl 2, Stealth 3, Intimidation 1, Awareness 4
Special: Reduce dice penalties from darkness by 2.


Bird of Prey

Though many birds of prey exist, the hawk, eagle, vulture, and owl are among the more likely to keep company with a vampire, lurking around its haven for staggering, blood-drained morsels.

Attributes: Strength 2, Dexterity 4, Stamina 2, Social 1, Mental 1
Skills: Athletics 2, Brawl 1, Stealth 2, Intimidation 1, Awareness 4
Special: Add a two-dice bonus to Awareness tests made with a bird’s-eye view of their surroundings. The bird’s talons count as a light piercing Brawl weapon with a +2 damage value.


Horse

Horses tend to shy from vampires, unless in a rural Kindred’s stable for the purposes of quick, unexpected escape or as a stock of copious, if unpleasant, blood.

Attributes: Strength 3, Dexterity 2, Stamina 3, Social 1, Mental 1
Skills: Athletics 2, Brawl 2, Stealth 1, Intimidation 1, Awareness 3
Special: Add a two-dice bonus to their rider's Drive rolls. When trampling a prone opponent, the horse’s hooves count as a heavy impact Brawl weapon with a +2 damage value.


Medium Predator

Compared to the Apex Predators these medium-sized hunters are more agile and compact in size, but only slightly weaker when it comes to lethality. These include animals like wolves, dogs and smaller feline predators.

Attributes: Strength 3, Dexterity 3, Stamina 2, Social 1, Mental 1
Skills: Athletics 3, Brawl 3, Stealth 2, Intimidation 3, Awareness 3
Special: The Medium Predator’s bite counts as a light piercing Brawl weapon with a +2 damage value, and no penalty to bite attacks.


Rat

Small, fast and able to fit into small spaces these critters are masters of disappearing and remaining out of sight. They make ideal messengers or spies, and are often utilized by the Nosferatu.

Attributes: Strength 1, Dexterity 3, Stamina 1, Social 1, Mental 1
Skills: Athletics 1, Brawl 1, Stealth 4, Intimidation 1, Awareness 3
Special: Add a two-dice bonus on Stealth tests against larger creatures.


Snake

Serpents are dextrous and strong, able to easily slither away from sight unnoticed. Their sharp fangs puncture living and dead flesh with ease while their flexible body wraps itself around the victim and immobilizes them.

Attributes: Strength 2, Dexterity 4, Stamina 1, Social 1, Mental 1
Skills: Athletics 2, Brawl 1, Stealth 4, Intimidation 2, Awareness 3
Special: Add a two-dice bonus on grapple rolls. A snake’s bite counts as a piercing Brawl weapon with a +1 damage value, and no penalty to bite attacks.

Credits

Author: salaisuus and Sharkey

Other Credits: Other credits (collaborators, etc.)

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