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A skim of dark, congealing blood slicks the features of the raw-boned halfling. Her eyes are black as burnt coals and feverish with single-minded hunger, a hunger that has burnt away every last shred of fat from her body and left behind only knotted sinew. The cannibal's teeth are sharpened to jagged points, and from between them darts a tiny pink tongue that is constantly tasting the air. She wears tattered, weather-eaten remains of furs and homespun fabric. They, too, are soaked red with blood.
- General Advice
- Despite being the lowest level creature in the Hinterwilds, cannibals can't be underestimated or ignored, especially if the Boreal Forest has started filling up. Cannibals' namesake biting maneuver can be lethal if its standard maneuver roll gets a significant bonus from other creatures in the area stunning or otherwise disabling a character. Cannibals also take advantage of stealth, which means they can get stance pushdown from ambush mechanics in situations where you might never have seen them coming. As such, even in cases where relatively low-mana-cost AoE spells like Censure (316), Elemental Wave (410), or Grasp of the Grave (709) might seem unnecessary for the number of visible creatures, sometimes they can still be helpful in revealing the invisible threat of cannibals.
- Arrival messaging
Accompanied by the fetid stench of old meat, a bloody halfling cannibal races into the area with a froth of bloody saliva on his lips.
- Unstun messaging
A bloody halfling cannibal gurgles out an animalistic shriek of rage, her eyes filling with bloody blackness as she surges back into action!
[SMR result: 201 (Open d100: 182, Penalty: 1)]
A bloody halfling cannibal falls into a lopsided crouch. The muscles of her hindquarters tense as she springs toward you, sharpened teeth gnashing. A bloody halfling cannibal bites into your neck and savages the flesh like a wild animal!
... 14 points of damage!
Pierced through neck, a fine shot!
You are stunned for 5 rounds!
With an ululating shriek, a bloody halfling cannibal leaps from the shadows and throws his wiry arms around you, fueled by panicked hunger!
AS: +464 vs DS: +510 with AvD: +30 + d100 roll: +23 = +7
A clean miss.