Monday, 30 May 2011


No. Enc.: 1 (1d4)
Alignment: Neutral
Movement: 60' (20')
Armor Class: 0
Hit Dice: 7d8 + 7
Attacks: 1 (bite)
Damage: 1d6
Save: D7
Morale: 7
Hoard Class: None

The vasteknos is a squat, great tortoise-like creature with iron plates covering it's shell. It stands 4' at the shoulder and lumbers through ancient caves and grottos.  It's colouring is a mix of greys and rust-browns while it's eyes gleam a wet red.  The vasteknos is omnivorous, capable of eating nearly anything. It's beaked mouth can shear through mail or flesh with equal ferocity.  They rarely attack unless provoked or unless the creature is helpless.  The vasteknos is sometimes hunted for it's iron scales by dwarves who can craft magical armour from it's scales.  Yet the beast is seldom killed for it's carapace protects it from many attacks.


  1. I'd suspect (like other large tortoises) can have a lifespan of over a century.

  2. And like many tortoises, they don't get there alas. With predators like dwarves and problems like rust monsters, it's tricky.


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