Faun (Forge)

Hit Points 15 + 1d8
DV1 / DV2 2 / 2
Attack Value 3
# Attacks 1
Weapon Type Weapon
Damage Weapon Type
Saving Throws 11+
Speed Walk (3) / Run (15)

Fauns are strange mutations between humans and goats. They have a similar appearance to a cy-eb and are often (80%) mistaken for them. Fauns have two goat-like legs with cloven hooves. The fur covering their legs is brown. They also have a long goat-like tail. From the waist up, fauns have a humanoid torso with a stomach, chest, arms, and head. They possess slender builds. Fauns have facial hair and two curved goat horns sprouting from their heads. Fauns have night vision with a range of 60 feet. They are also capable of moving swiftly while, at the same time, concealing their tracks. Trackers attempting to follow a faun’s trail suffer a -30% in their skill attempts.

They are intelligent and cunning creatures. Fauns protect animals whenever possible and attack humanoids who hunt or endanger animals in their territory.

These creatures use weapons to inflict damage in combat. All fauns carry a melee weapon, and some (20%) also employ missile weapons.

Fauns have an affinity for animals. Animals with 30 hit points or less will not, under any circumstance, attack a faun. Animals with more than 30 hit points are entitled to a saving throw vs. mind.

On rare occasions (10%), a faun knows one of the following skills: backstabbing, final blow, two-handed melee, weapon stomp, or magic. Magic is limited to only beast magic and a maximum of third level spells. Fauns who are skilled in beast magic have 20+3d10 spell points. Unlike pagan wizards, they do not require components to manipulate magic.

Fauns live in dense forests and woodlands. They travel in small groups of two to ten. They dislike humanoids and often (80%) chase them out of their areas. However, they loathe orcs and goblins and attack them on sight.

These humanoids are the children of Marda, the goddess of beasts. They speak faun, and sometimes (25%) speak a Fey language (e.g., brownie, pixie, or sylph). They are herbivores and eat berries, nuts, and plants.

Male and female fauns have the same general characteristics. Young fauns have one-half the health of an adult specimen but do not use weapons in combat.