Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 10 STR 0 11- Lift 100 kg; 2d6 HTH Damage  15 DEX 15 12- OCV: 5/DCV: 5 13 CON 6 12- 9 BODY -2 11- 8 INT -2 11- PER Roll 11-/13- 5 EGO -10 10- ECV: 2 15 PRE 5 12- PRE Attack: 3d6 6 COM -2 10- 4 PD 2 Total: 4 PD (0 rPD) 3 ED 0 Total: 3 ED (0 rED) 3 SPD 5 Phases: 4, 8, 12 5 REC 0 26 END 0 21 STUN 0 Total Characteristics Cost: 17 Movement: Running: 7"/14" Leaping: 2"/4" Swimming: 0" Cost Powers & Skills 8 Sharp Beak: HKA 1/2d6 (1d6+1 w/STR); Reduced Penetration (-1/4), END 1 10 Kick: HKA 1/2d6 (1d6+1 w/STR), END 1 2 Fast: Running +1" (7" total), END 1 -2 Can't Swim: Swimming -2" 4 Sharp Eyed: +2 PER with Sight Group Skills 4 +2 OCV with Beak Total Powers & Skill Cost: 26 Total Cost: 43 75+ Disadvantages 15 Physical Limitation: Animal Intelligence (Frequently, Greatly Impairing) 0 Physical Limitation: Human-sized (2m, or 1") 15 Physical Limitation: Very Limited Manipulation (Frequently, Greatly Impairing) Total Disadvantage Points: 43 PROFANORNIS SORDICUS "Dirty Unholy-Bird" Cost Powers -2 STR 8 +3 DEX 16 -2 CON 12 -2 BODY 8 -2 PRE 13 -1 SPD 3 -5 Reduce Kick to 1 Pip HKA (1/2d6 with STR) Total Character Cost: -11 points
Ecology: Reminiscent in many ways of the Marabou Stork, Skull Island's Carrion Storks feed on nearly anything, with their prey ranging from amphibians, fish, large insects and other invertebrates, small lizards, bird chicks, and immature dinosaurs. They also will take carrion and readily gather around a kill, looking to snatch a bit of meat here and there. Living in small groups, Carrion Stork young are mobile within hours of hatching, but tend to stay close to their parents for around a year or so before heading out on their own.
Personality/Motivation: Typical animal motivations.
Powers/Tactics: Carrion Storks tend to hunt near area where their prey can be found in plenty—the scrublands and near rivers and streams for example. As with many storks, their hunting method usually involves standing still and then snatch up prey with a quick jab of their beak, or turning over objects and snapping up whatever tries to scuttle away. As with many large flightless birds, attacks will be met by a combination of packs and swift (and possibly lethal) kicks.
Appearance: Profanornis spinosus is a large, bulky, flightless bird, standing five to six feet tall at the hip, and over seven feet tall at the top of its head, and weighing 140-180 pounds (roughly the size of an emu). Profanornis sordicus is much shorter, and only stands three to four foot at the hip, and weighing 120-130 pounds (about the size of a cassowary). Like the Marabou Stork both birds have heads and necks bare of any feathers, while what feathers they do have are a dirty grayish color and often matted together.
Designer's Notes: The Carrion Stork was loosely based off the Ostrich character sheet found in 4th Edition HERO Bestiary, with modifications based off of the bird character sheets seen in the HERO System Bestiary. None of the Carrion Storks appeared in King Kong.
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