Thursday, May 28, 2015

Fruitrat


 Description: Some call them Fruitrats, some say Ratfruit, either way, this small rodent resembles the pinecones that hang from the branches of the northern arbuscula. These northern arbuscula actively seek out and try to collect fruitrats on themselves, because they eat the parasites, fungi, and annoying birds that try to nest into their bark.

When a predator sees through the camouflage, however, the fruitrat is usually out of luck. They play dead and hope that the prickly barbs on its body will be enough to dissuade animals from eating it. It becomes completely passive, as its large body is slow to move on the ground and it isn't usually flexible enough to manage a bite. The back legs have even evolved so small that they barely function.

The front paws of the fruitrat, however, can extend fairly far. That, combined with the long, muscular tail that can pull the rodent up to the branch and down quickly, make the fruitrat a formidable hunter of small birds and insects.

Surprisingly, however, fruitrat make great, loving pets, and they are about as intelligent as dogs. Some people use birdcages to keep them.
Classification: Normal
Form Category: Rodent
SN Code: 901138400002
Height: 1 foot long
Location found:  hanging from tree branches
Intelligence level: low
Temperament: passive
Weight: 5 lbs
Noteable individuals: N/A
Language: N/A
Likes: being scratched
Lifespan: 2-6 years
Strengths: Camouflaged
Weaknesses (emotional, physical, mental): very slow to escape, passive
Dislikes: monkeys and apes
Reaches adulthood: within three weeks
Inspired by: this
Social order: tree colonies
Eats: tree insects, small birds, eggs, moss, fungus
Reproduces: Can reproduce every month
Links:
Allies: Northern arbuscula
Rivals: Monkeys and apes
Related to: N/A

Unraveler RPG
Base Hit-Points:
10 HP + 2 per level
Willpower: 4 Endurance: 10 Paranormality: 2 Luck: 16
Armor:
barky body absorbs 2 HP+1 per level and deals 2 damage to physical touch per attack against it
Unarmed Attack: Bite does 1d6-1 rolled vs. luck

Weapons: N/A
Specialty: player must roll vs. luck to distinguish it among the pinecones
EXP gained for defeat: 2

Loot: 1 fruitrat meat, if eaten it causes severe vomiting for 1d6 days
Imaginary points: 0