Astral Projections – Fyrnock (FFG Star Wars)

© Disney/LucasFilm Ltd.

Fyrnocks are dangerous predators found on large asteroids with breathable atmospheres, and possibly other locations–but the less sunlight, the better. Xenobiologists disagree on whether fyrnocks have a deep-rooted terror of natural light, or if it damages them. Whatever the evolutionary reason, fyrnocks cannot be forced by any means, not even the Force, to enter natural sunlight. Unlike most lifeforms, they are silicone-based, not carbon-based. Fyrnocks live in large packs, which may include a much larger and stronger Mother Fyrnock.

Design and Play Notes: The Star Wars Rebels episodes (“Out of Darkness” and “Gathering Forces”) featuring these predators are among my Season 1 favorites. While these episodes do suggest the possibility that a fyrnock might make an animal companion for a Pathfinder or Hermit, the GM and player will want to have a serious discussion on whether this fits into the campaign.
The Star Wars: The Old Republic video game has a nocturnal riding mount also called a Fyrnock. It is unclear if this is the same species, although Wookieepedia classfies the SWTOR fyrnock as Legends. I have included this variant for SWTOR campaigns. This statblock includes mechanics from Stay on Target.

FYRNOCK [Minion]
Beast

Characteristics
Brawn 4
Agility 3
Intellect 1
Cunning 2
Willpower 1
Presence 2

Skills (group only)
Athletics, Brawl, Perception

Talents: none

Abilities
Tough Hide (+1 Soak)
Silhouette 2
Creature of the Dark – Fyrnock cannot abide natural sunlight–but can other types of light–and will refuse to enter it.

Soak: 5       Defense (m/r): 0/0       Wound Threshold: 5
Force Rating: 0

Equipment: Teeth and claws (Brawl, Damage 6, Critical 4, Range [Engaged], Pierce 2, Knockdown)


MOTHER FYRNOCK [Rival]
Beast

Characteristics
Brawn 5
Agility 3
Intellect 1
Cunning 2
Willpower 2
Presence 1

Skills
Athletics 1, Brawl 4, Perception 3

Talents
Adversary 1 (Increase the difficulty of any combat check targeting this character once)
Quick Strike (Add 1 Boost to to combat checks made against any target that has not acted in the encounter)

Abilities
Tough Hide (+1 Soak)
Silhouette 3
Creature of the Dark – Fyrnock cannot abide natural sunlight–but can other types of light–and will refuse to enter it.

Soak: 6       Defense (m/r): 0/0       Wound Threshold: 18
Force Rating: 0

Equipment: Teeth and claws (Brawl, Damage 7, Critical 3, Range [Engaged], Pierce 3, Knockdown)


SWTOR FYRNOCK [Rival]
Riding Mount

Characteristics
Brawn 4
Agility 3
Intellect 1
Cunning 2
Willpower 1
Presence 2

Skills
Athletics 2, Brawl 3, Perception 2

Talents: none

Abilities
Domesticable 1 (Downgrade Difficulty of checks to train fyrnocks by 1)
Nocturnal (Cannot be used in daylight)
Silhouette 2
Tough Hide (+1 Soak)
Trained Mount 1 (add 1 Boost to a rider’s Survival checks while mounted on a fyrnock)

Soak: 5      Defense (m/r): 0/0      Wound Threshold: 15
Force Rating: 0

Vehicle stats for mounted combat
Silhouette: 2      Handling: 0      Speed: 2

Equipment: Teeth and claws (Brawl, Damage 6, Critical 4, Range [Engaged], Pierce 2, Knockdown), Fyrnock tack (optional; see pp. 42-43, Stay on Target)

The following two tabs change content below.
Linda Whitson

Linda Whitson

Contributing Writer & Copy Editor at D20 Radio
Linda Whitson is a long-time RPGer, amateur musician & artist, & an officer in the Rebel Legion Star Wars costuming club. Linda met her husband in an AD&D game and they have 2 teenagers, an anime fangirl daughter and a son who plays on his university's quidditch team. She is the Lead Mod of D20 Radio's forums and Copy Editor for the blog. Linda can be reached at GMLinda@d20radio.com
Linda Whitson

Latest posts by Linda Whitson (see all)

Comments

comments

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply