By Neil Gaiman
Fats Charlie Nancy's general lifestyles ended the instant his father dropped lifeless on a Florida karaoke level. Charlie didn't comprehend his dad used to be a god. And he by no means knew he had a brother.
Now brother Spider's on his doorstep approximately to make fats Charlie's lifestyles extra fascinating . . . and much more harmful.
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Doing so causes t he ite m to regress one level in quality. Thus, a Dependable Talisman becomes a Reliable one. A Reliable Tal isman beco m es Standard, and Standard Talismans simply can no t be recharged. W hile it's possible th at th is is du e to th e cru de ness of t he raw mat erials, it 's mo re likely t ha t Lautar wis h t o keep their customers coming back for more services. Normal: A character who uses a firearm without being proficient suffers a -4 pe na lty on at tack rolls. Gunnery [General] The character is trai ned in the use of field cannon for sieges.
On a Bite At tac k, it ma y m ake a Grapple Check to drain the milk from the breast of a nursing mother. Success on the Organization: Solitary, pair, gang ( 3- 5) or troop (1-2 strigoi, 3- 5 obru, and 4-7 vu kod lak). Grapple C he ck allows the st rigo i to drain Id3 points of t emporary Const it ut io n for every round that it can maintain the hold. The creat ure can convert this Constitution to Hit Points at a rat e of I d8 per point of Constitution drained. The strigoi 's Hit Points cannot exceed its ma ximum total in this manner.
The obr u will d ie if it is cut into p ieces with th e chunks bu ried separat ely and it s mouth stu ffed with garlic. Hacking it into pieces is sufficien t by it self unl ess so meo ne is in san e eno ugh to re-assem ble th e par t s, whi ch will grow back together given eno ug h t ime. Burni ng the bod y will also suffice, though the entire corpse must be co ns umed. As an obru is a so dden, repulsive mess under its ski n, this would require a substantial blaze. Alignment: Always CE Advancement: 5-6 H D (M ed ium) Combat: Obru arrac k without provocat ion any livin g t hi ng t hey can.
Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman