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The monstrous direwolf is a huge powerful beast with baleful red eyes that seem to bore through to the very soul. Impressively large bone deposits protrude across the breadth of the beast's back and neck. Large teeth that seem too big even for the massive maw can easily be seen even when the powerful jaws are closed. Mist, or perhaps tendrils of smoke, occasionally drift up from the flaring nostrils. Sharp eyes, and a sense of smell to match, and a cunning said to rival demons make a direwolf something to avoid.
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The "bony protrusions" on the direwolf can deflect attacks from hitting in much the same way as the special "protrusions" messaging on myklian.
They have a +50 TD boost maneuver that sometimes triggers, and a +68 AS boost that occurs semi-frequently giving their claws +433 AS.
The bears have several maneuvers that can lock you into RT and force your stance down. The warped tree spirits have sheer fear.
They can attack twice in one round by mauling you if they knock you down first.
The wolves will sometimes attack the direbears instead of you.
- Knockdown Maneuver
A monstrous direwolf leaps on you, knocking you painfully to the ground!
... 10 points of damage!
Invisible force gives you a rabbit punch.
Roundtime: 5 sec.
- DS Penalty Maneuver
A monstrous direwolf focuses his glare on you and looses an eerie, bone-chilling howl! (steep DS penalty)
You quake uncontrollably, convulsing with terrified shivers!
A monstrous direwolf lunges at your throat!
The direwolf grabs your neck in her mouth and shakes her head back and forth viciously!
... 20 points of damage!
Throat nearly crushed. You gurgle as you gasp for air.
You are stunned for 6 rounds!
Your vocal cords are painfully crushed!
Roundtime: 5 sec.
A monstrous direwolf lunges at your leg!
The direwolf grabs your leg in her mouth and shakes her head back and forth viciously!
... 40 points of damage!
Strike punctures thigh and shatters femur!
You fall screaming to the ground grasping your mangled left leg!
You are stunned for 10 rounds!
Roundtime: 5 sec.
A monstrous direwolf claws at you!
AS: +365 vs DS: +156 with AvD: +35 + d100 roll: +17 = +261
... and hits for 47 points of damage!
Hard slash to belly severs a few nerve endings.
You are stunned for 3 rounds!
You suddenly feel deathly ill as your body is wracked by a virulent disease! (23 damage/round, 5 dissipation/round)
- Other Messaging
A monstrous direwolf stalks in!
A monstrous direwolf lumbers in with a vicious snarl!
A monstrous direwolf's eyes suddenly emanate a bright red glow! (TD boost)
A monstrous direwolf's eyes glow bright red! (AS boost)
A monstrous direwolf's foams at the mouth! (mauling/two simulaneous attacks)
The attack is deflected harmlessly away by the direwolf's bony protrusions.
A monstrous direwolf drools with ravenous hunger!
A monstrous direwolf snorts the ground hungrily.
Large droplets of spittle fall from a monstrous direwolf's mouth in anticipation of her upcoming meal.
The monstrous direwolf rolls over and dies.
The monstrous direwolf falls to the ground and dies.
A monstrous direwolf stares at you hungrily, foam frothing heavily upon her lips. The direwolf's eyes gleem with excitement as she spies your right arm. With a swift and sudden movement, the direwolf sinks her large, canine teeth into your right arm and with a quick head jerk, severs the limb from your body. Content with her new found snack, the direwolf shreds and voraciously consumes every ounce of flesh, leaving only a bare bone.