Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 12 STR 2 11- Lift 132kg; 2d6 HTH Damage  13 DEX 6 12- 13 CON 3 12- 10 INT 0 11- PER Roll 11-/15- 10 EGO 0 11- 13 PRE 3 12- PRE Attack: 2 ½d6 4 OCV 5 4 DCV 5 3 OMCV 0 3 DMCV 0 3 SPD 10 Phases: 4, 8, 12 6 PD 2 Total: 6 PD (2 rPD) 5 ED 1 Total: 5 ED (2 rED) 6 REC 2 26 END 2 10 BODY 0 26 STUN 3 Total Characteristics Cost: 44 Movement: Running: 0m Leaping: 4m/8m Swimming: 14m/28m Cost Powers & Skills 5 Teeth Are Sharper Than They Look: HKA 1 point (1d6 w/STR), END 1 4 Sharp Claws: HKA 1 point (1d6 w/STR); Reduced Penetration (-¼), END 1 5 Gills and Lungs: LS (Expanded Breathing: Breathe Oxygen) 3 Aquatic Body: LS (Safe in High Pressure; Safe in Intense Cold) 6 Shark Skin: +2 PD, Resistant (+½) plus +2 ED, Resistant (+½) 5 Aquatic Body: Swimming +10m (14m total), END 1 -12 Shark-Like Tail: -12m Running (0m Total) 2 Large Ears: +2 PER with Normal Hearing 4 Excellent Sense Of Smell: +2 PER with Smell/Taste Group 5 Aquatic Eyes: Nightvision 5 Aquatic Eyes: UV Perception (Sight Group) Skills 8 +1 with HTH Combat 2 +1 with Grab 3 Concealment 11- 1 Survival (Marine Underwater) 11- 3 Tactics 11- 3 Teamwork 12- Total Powers & Skill Cost: 53 Total Cost: 96 175+ Matching Complications (50) 10 Negative Reputation: eaters of men (especially those swept overboard and/or drowned), Frequently (Extreme; Known Only To A Small Group [sailors]) 0 Physical Complication: Human Size Total Complications Points: 50 Experience Points: 0
Ecology: The hyu-pyra are a race of mer-folk common to tropical seas. They prefer to dwell amid coral reefs and the like, near areas of sandy-bottomed shallow water, where the hyu-pyra can find an assortment of foodstuffs. Almost pure carnivores, these mer-folk pursue a hunter-gather existence, subsisting off of fish, crustaceans, shellfish, and the like.
Personality/Motivation: Normal sentient humanoid motivations. Due to their rather shark-like appearance (as opposed to more human-looking mer-folk), some sailors state the hyu-pyra devour anyone unlucky enough to fall overboard, and/or lure men into the water for a fatal embrace. Other mer-folk tend to find the hyu-pyra a touch off-putting, seeing as they’re slightly more “savage” than the typical merman society.
Powers/Tactics: Hyu-Pyra use use the full range of tactics available to sentient humanoids, limited by their underwater existence. As a rule, the hyu-pyra don’t use weapons, but prefer to rely on their sharp teeth and claws. When hunting or in combat, they often attack from ambush, engaging in hit-and-run attacks designed to wear a foe down. When dealing with large prey, hyu-pyra will normally attack as a group, slashing at exposed or vulnerable areas and then hanging back, waiting for blood loss to do the job for them.
Appearance: The typical hyu-pyra is around seven feet in length, although some are known to get around nine feet long (and a few reach eleven). The upper body is fairly humanoid in appearance, while the lower body (from the hips on down) is that for a shark. Unlike most mer-folk, there isn’t an obvious break between the human and fish halves of the body—a hyu-pyra’s entire body is covered with finely-grained sharkskin (for example), along with fin-like ears, five gill slits along the ribs, a dorsal fin in the center of the back, and several more fins along the tail. Coloration tends to be shark-like as well, with dark gray or tan dorsal surfaces and a cream-colored ventral, along with dark (usually black) tips to the fins and ears. The hyu-pyra’s hair is usually of a contrasting shade, such as white, silver, gold, or black.
Designer's Notes: This character sheet represents a typical competent hyu-pyra the PCs might encounter in a situation where you (as GM) might need a character sheet (i.e., combat or the like). You can customize the character sheet by applying any number of character and creature Templates found in Fantasy Hero and/or The HERO System Bestiary (such as Chieftain or Fighter). Lesser hyu-pyra—tradesmen, the young, most females, the elderly—should have slightly lower Characteristics, different Skills, and so forth.
(Character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)
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