Campaign Chunk – Creature – The Invisible Frogfish of Fairview

Campaign Chunk – Creature – The Invisible Frogfish of Fairview

Description

The standard Frogfish is a type of angler fish, found in temperate or tropical waters. Unlike the normal frogfish, this creature is more like a piranha, It just happens to resemble a frogfish. The typical size of the fish ranges from 3 inches to 6 inches. It has powerful jaws that can rip a man’s flesh from his bones in under 10 mins. It’s natural colouration is of a mottled orange with streaks of blue running across its scales. The eyes look small emeralds.

The Invisible Frogfish (IF) seems to only live in the ocean near to the city of Fairfair. The IF originally got its name from the fact it was very hard to spot(see special defence).

Stats (1-10 scale)
[Anything not listed can be assumed to be an average for a creature its size/type or 0, whichever is appropriate]
Mind – 0 – The fish runs purely on instinct
Body – 2 –
Soul – N/a –

Special Attack
Locking Bite – Once the IF takes a bit of its prey, its’ jaw lock and it thrashes about violently to remove the flesh to which it has locked onto.

Special Defences

  • Camouflage – A more passive ability that requires the IF to keep as still as possible
  • Invisibility – Once thought to be a highly developed form of camouflage, it was discovered that the IF can actually turn invisible,although it appear to not be able to maintain this state for very long
  • Play dead – The IF can pretend to be dead and float, lulling its prey into a false sense of security.

Weakness

  • Being a fish once it is out of water it dies very quickly
  • Extreme temperature ranges confuse and eventually kill the IF

Hook & Rumors

  • Why is the IF only found near the city of Fairview? Local authorities are paying good money to the first who discovers the reason for this.
  • The fish is considered a delicacy and restaurants will pay top money for each fish that is brought to them alive.
  • There is a local urban legend of the IF swimming through sewers and into privies. This was always considered to be an old wife’s tale until recently
  • Over the last few weeks, many IF corpse have been washing up on the local beach. Normaly, this it not newsworthy, but these fish are about twice the sizes of the standard IF and appear to be getting bigger.
  • Some biologist have a theory that the IF is in fact not a naturally evolved creature. They require some live fish to study.

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Article Used as Inspiration:Frogfish
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frogfish

Stats and details are expressed in generic terms to allow for use in as many games and genres as possible. As with other Campaign Chunks this is designed to be used as a starting block for your own ideas.

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