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Fantastic Beast Profile: Wendigo

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Artiodactyla

Genus: Wendigo

Species: Wendigo Americanus

Height: 1.8 meters

Length: 3.1 meters

Weight: 491 kg

Point Total to Slay: 21 points

High passes, forlorn tundra, trackless primeval woodlands – these are the desolate landscapes where one is most likely to encounter a Wendigo. While these flesh-eating beasts might simply assault unwary victims head-on, the Wendigo is also possessed of terrifying psionic abilities horror that have been known to turn people crazy with malicious mental images of murder and cannibalism. These thoughts – known as The Wendigo’s Curse – cause the victim to slowly lose its grasp on what is right and wrong, ultimately inspiring the “cursed” individual to murder other members of their party. Afterward, the Wendigo dispatches its thrall and feasts on all the victims.

If engaged in direct combat, a Wendigo will let out a horrific howl in an attempt to intimidate its prey or paralyze them with fear. At this point, it may attempt to “curse” one of the frightened party members and retreat – waiting for the curse to take hold – or it may attack with its antlers, claws and fangs. Despite their spindly-looking appendages, Wendigo are surprisingly strong and can easily rip through leather armor with their claws. Similarly, being rammed by a Wendigo’s antlers – even if wearing full-plate armor and padding – can break bones and crush organs.

Hunting the Wendigo:

The Wendigo is a mammal and has a similar vitals target area as a deer, moose, or elk. It is suggested that you maintain a significant distance from the creature to avoid the effects of its psionic abilities.

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