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|Weapon Used||Large Claw|
|Habitat||Hills and Mountains|
Origins and DistributionEdit
Short-haired Apes about the size of a Dog, with mottled grey skin and a bold, ruddy mane giving them the appearance of a bizarre Lion, the Howl Cats are highly carnivorous and organised creatures who attack in turn. They have a single, long claw at the end of each arm, which is more than capable of shearing through bone, and their mouths are lined with razor-sharp teeth.
Its name comes from the ear-splitting shriek which it always open an attack with, making fighting it over a long period of time both difficult and agonising.
As originally described in Out of the Pit, the Howl Cat inflicted 3 stamina points worth of damage with every hit owing to the sharpness of its claw. Whenever it voices its famous scream, which it does if it is hit and right before a battle, its enemy must lose 1 point from their Attack Strength for the next round. But each time it utters its scream, this drains 1 stamina point from the creature.
- Howl Cats were first mentioned in Warlock Issue 5 in the special The Apes of Mauristatia Out of the Pit section, as a game aid for the adventure In Search of the Mungies' Gold.