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Thri-kreen in combat

Thri-kreen are humanoid mantises which live in the desert. They are obsessed with tikchak (the hunt mind) and tokchak (the pack mind). They tend to have little understanding of humanoid culture.

Thri-kreen hunter
Level 6 Skirmisher
Medium Natural Humanoid
XP 225
Initiative +9 Senses Perception +11; low-light vision
HP 68; Bloodied 34
AC 20; Fortitude 18, Reflex 19, Will 18
Immune Sleep
Speed 9
BasicMelee Claw (standard; at-will)
+10 Vs. AC; 1d4 + 3 damage.
BasicMelee Bite (standard; at-will)
+11 Vs. AC; 1d4 + 3 damage. See also Venomous Bite.
Melee Mantis Attack (standard; at-will)
The thri-kreen hunter makes two claw attacks or one claw and one bite attack.
BasicRanged Chatkcha (standard; at-will)
Ranged 10; +11 Vs. AC; 1d6+4 damage. If the chatkcha misses, it returns.
Melee Venomous Bite (Free; Encounter (when the thri-kreen makes a bite attack)) ♦ Poison
+9 vs Fortitude; the target falls prone and is stunned (save ends both).
Great Leap (Move; recharge D6 (5) D6 (6))
The thri-kreen shifts 10 squares. The thri-kreen ignores difficult terrain while moving in this fashion.
Dodge Missiles (Interrupt (when hit by a ranged attack); recharge D6 (5) D6 (6))
The thri-kreen hunter forces the attacker to reroll the attack and take the new result.
Alignment Chaotic Neutral Languages —Kreen
Skills Athletics +11, Nature +8, Stealth +12
Str 16 (+6) Dex 19 (+7) Wis 16 (+6)
Con 12 (+4) Int 10 (+3) Cha 8 (+2)
Equipment 2-4 chatkcha, waterskin, leather harness with small kreen-shaped backpack

Thri-kreen TacticsEdit

Most thri-kreen are hunters and not particularly interested in the flesh of sentients, as long as other kinds of meat are available. However, a number of thri-kreen packs, called kek ("raiders") specifically hunt sentient creatures. Kek often carry human-made weapons and are more familiar with humanoid tactics.

Thri-kreen will attempt to ambush prey, striking from one or two sides. They will often concentrate forces in only one area, believing the enemy cannot concentrate their own forces as quickly and trusting to their dodging abilities to avoid ranged fire. The physically strongest kreen (tik-tik) will generally anchor the concentration point.

The entire pack never travels together, making it nearly impossible to wipe one out. Survivors can expect reprisals, which may come many (kreen) generations later.

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