Thursday, November 19, 2020

Missing Monsters - Kwilit

It was pointed out to me by Rovewin of, that the kwilit is mentioned in the Revised Dark Sun Boxed Set. However, they are not drawn up in that, or any other book. So, in an effort to rectify the situation, I have created the kwilit below.

Climate/Terrain: Any
Frequency: Uncommon
Organization: Solitary
Activity Cycle: Day
Diet: Omnivore
Intelligence: Animal (1)
Treasure: None
Alignment: Neutral
No. Appearing: 1-2
Armor Class: 6
Movement: 12
Hit Dice: 2+4
Thac0: 19
No. of Attacks: 1
Damage/Attacks: 1-6
Special Attack: None
Special Defense: None
Magic Resistance: Nil
Size: M (7' long)
Morale: Average (10)
XP Value: 65

The kwilit is a four-legged lizard with a short, stubby tail. Their scales range in color from sandy-yellow to black. They are used as beasts of burden north of the Tablelands. They are a favorite beast of burden for ssurran traders. Unlike Inix, Kwilits can, due to their stubby tails, pull wagons without difficulty.

Kwilit are not fierce fighters, preferring to eat carrion. However, they are able to deliver a nasty bite for 1d6 points of damage.

Kwilits are beasts of burden used often by ssurran traders. They drink one gallon of water every five days, but will need to drink an extra ten gallons at some point in a month. They store extra water in their fat, stubby tail. Kwilits can carry up to 200-hundred pounds, but can easily drag up to five times that amount. They live for up to twenty years.
Kwilits mate once a year, in sun ascending, and lay a clutch of 1-6 eggs, which hatch 2 months later. Newly hatched kwilits have 1 hit die and their bite does 1d4 points of damage. Kwilits fully mature after eight months of life.

Wild kwilits roam the wilds north of the Tablelands, seeking food and water wherever possible. They are omnivores, but prefer meat of any kind. They do not claim territory, or have permanent liars.
Kwilit young are easily domesticated and will not fight their handlers if properly fed and watered. They provide up to 145 pounds of greasy, vinegary tasting meat. The five pound blue tongue of a kwilit, however, is peppery in flavor and considered a delicacy in Draj. Kwikit eggs are inedible.

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