Winged Blip



Two Winged Four Winged Six Winged
Climate/Terrain: Any land non-desert land non-desert
Frequency: Rare Very Rare Amazingly Rare
Organization: Solitary Solitary Solitary
Activity Cycle: Day Day Day
Diet: Micro Blips Micro Blips Micro Blips
Intelligence: Animal (1) Animal (2) Low (3)
Treasure: Nil Nil Nil
Alignment: Nil Nil Neutral
No. Appearing: 1 1 1
Armour Class: 8 7 6
Movement: Fl=12" Fl=18" fl=24"
Hit Dice: 5 7 9
THACO: 15 13 11
No. of Attacks: 1 (Bite) 1 (Bite) 1 (Bite)
Damage/Attack: 1d20 1d20 1d20
Special Attacks: Nil Nil Nil
Special: Nil Nil Nil
Magic: Nil Nil Nil
Size: L L L
Morale: Unsteady (5) Unsteady (6) Unsteady (7)
XP Value: 270 650 1400

Winged blips are the rarest kind of blip. They are rare because no one has ever been able to breed them (in fact no one knows how they breed) in captivity and they are very difficult to catch.

Winged blips are typically twenty to sixty feet long and are ellipsoid in shape. They have large mouths at the front which are used to suck in die micro-blips through a gill like arrangement. Their powerful jaws are either a defence against some past, extinct predator or for use against other blips. When breathing they prefer to have the air being pushed through their gill like lungs rather than pumping it through. They will always turn to face the wind or fly in small circles if it is calm. They have four eyes, two above their mouth and two below and a large vertical tail which can also be used for limited movement as well as direction control.

Like all blips they gain their ability to fly to the existence of thousands of small, lighter than air, sacks in their body. Because of these sacks they are able to float effortless, and use their wings only for propulsion.

When a blip dies, it will either: float to its cruising altitude of about nine thousand feet, decompose and after a week fall to the ground; or if it has a gondola tied to it, it will slowly fall to the ground.

Combat: Winged blips fight by biting. They have powerful jaws which do 1d20 damage. Winged blips in captivity are also trained to land on things with their gondolas, slowly crushing whatever is below.

Habitat/Society: They fly around in all land areas except deserts and semi deserts. Most of their time is spent at high altitudes where food is plentiful and they are well out of reach of their main predator, the Shan Gui.

It is said that two winged blips have never been seen in the same place at the same time in their natural habitat.

Ecology: They feed on the microscopic micro-blips that live above a thousand feet.

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02 January 2001