Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sky Whales

A genetic off shoot of  the Aya (Giant Sandworm is the giant sky whale that is herded through comet & asteriod fields.  These incredible creatures burrow through tons of rocks & strip mine asteriod fields within months & years. Herded with space freighters weapons set on high stun settings these gentle giants none the less come in endless varieties since their introduction over 200 years ago. 
 Space Drovers use modified rocket tubes to move the herds from star system to system.  Entire herds have been know to drop into hyperspace at certain naturally occurring space gates which have been used by noble houses for centuries.
 There is some evidence that these gentle giants are also prey animals for Nth dimensional beings such as Dhole species & the like.   Several plasma based beings actually living within the surfaces of some stars may be responsible for the disappearance of several herds of these creatures near the Aldeboran systems.

 There is no truth however of  a strange astronaut cult riding their herds in deep space for such ravings are those of a delusional mind. 
  The Sky Whale is an important economic commodity within the intergalactic community.  It remains a stable of many noble houses & the subject of some disputes smaller corporations. Breeding rights have been the subject of some conflicts over the last 2 centuries. 
No. Enc.: 1d6
Alignment: Neutral
Move: 120'
Armor Class: 0
Hit Dice: 50
Attacks: Special
Damage: Special
Morale: 13

It takes a lot to get a sky whale angry but once one does they attack with a acidic bile plasma from deep with their stomach furnaces. This plasma does 1d8 points of damage per round as it eats away most metals & earth based materials. The worm lashes this back & forth until the threat goes away.

   Sky Whales have been known to know to reach 2 miles in length within deep space. They are often taken to Tartus station for processing by a special breed of  Shen who excel at this costly rending down process
  Products from the hides of  Sky Whales include ships hulls, armor, & many other materials used across Human Space!

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