Army Rats
Army Rats
Type: Small Carnivore
Number: 2-20 per character; 1000 or more in a pack
Move: Fast – 90 meters/turn
IM/RS: +6/60
Stamina: 5
Attack: 40
Damage: 1d5 bite + disease
Special Attack: None
Special Defense: None
Native World: Volturnus – mountainous areas


Army rats are furry brown creatures that resemble large rats. They have powerful hind legs and can leap up to 1 meter to attack. Army rats swarm in packs of 1,000 or more, and will attack any animal in their path. They are cunning and attack in waves, some sprinting after prey while others follow at a loping stride. When one wave of sprinters falters, another wave takes their place until the prey finally tires. A medium-sized creature caught by a swarm will be attacked by 2-20 army rats, while the rest pass by seeking other food.

Any creature bitten by an army rat has a 50% chance of being infected by a disease that attacks the central nervous system. A creature only needs to roll once per encounter with army rats. Unless a victim is given a dose of Antibody Plus within 12 hours, he will become hostile and paranoid and might even attack or desert his companions. Every 20 hours after being bitten the victim can make a Stamina check. If the character succeeds, he has recovered. If not, another 20 hours must pass before the victim can try again.

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