Beastmen come in many shapes and sizes; their chaotic nature means they are of an almost infite variety. There are some larger and slightly more homogenous groups, however, and these have been given names by the human tribes which are still in common usage. All beastmen are aligned with Chaos; a few very rare number of outcasts or isolated communities may control their beastial natures and act in more civilized manners, but their allegiance is in their blood and not so easily removed.
|Brood||1||1||50′||S||2-12||B/I||Hand Weapon OR spear, bow (1/2) OR shield|
|Bray||1||2||40′||M||2-8||B/II||Hand Weapon & shield OR Great Weapon, hides (+1)|
|Bray, shaman||1||3||40′||M||1||B/II||Spear, hides (+1)|
|Bray, chief||1||5||40′||M||1||B/III||Great Weapon, hides (+1) (or magic items)|
BROOD are minor beastmen, often very twisted by their bestial parts, hunched and perverted and with limited intellect. They are easily dominated by the larger Bray and are seldom found alone. They are little more than slaves in Beastman society, and their morale is terrible; if their Bray leaders fall, they are sure to scatter. The Brood in a single area typically display the same animal traits (see below) which might modify their statistics and abilities slightly.
BRAY are the powerful warrior caste among the Beastmen. They are the same species as Brood, but their chaotic and bestial nature is more pure leaving them taller, stronger and smarter, with an intellect approaching that of a human. Bray are lazy and boorish creatures, but fierce warriors who often lead raids into human lands to steal cattle, abduct fair young men or women or to simply kill and burn in the name of their Dragon gods. The Bray in a given area are usually of the same animalistic nature as each other, but not always, and frequently Bray of one animal nature dominate Brood of an entirely different one.
BRAY SHAMANS are devoted to worship of the Old Dragons, a practice almost unheard of among the other intelligent races. It is unclear if and how these dragons can answer prayers in a meaningful way; these shamans do use magic, but it appears to be of a sorcerous nature. They have all the powers of a 3rd level Magician with 5 randomly determined spells.
BRAY CHIEFS are the warlords and chieftains of their people; very few of these creatures remain alive, but at this power these beings do not appear to age normally and thus some of them have been around for a very long time (these ancient individuals should be granted anywhere from 1-3 additional levels). Many of them carry magical treasures or wield magical weapons (as per the treasure rules, they are apt enough to use any items they possess not specifically restricted to Magicians).
TAURUN are rare among the beastmen; an individual whose nature is so powerful it makes them grow to a huge size (around 12′ tall is the norm, but this varies widely). Unfortunately, most higher intellectual function shrinks with it, and these beasts remain among their lesser brethren serving as laborers and bodyguards. They attack twice in combat, using huge fists, horns, beaks, claws or whichever natural weaponry their chaotic nature has bestowed them with.
Beastmen are hybrids of men and beast, in essence; their chaotic nature means they are both less and more than that, and they are able to breed amongst themselves indiscriminately as well as breeding true with humans and sometimes even with animals. In an area, tribe or clan of these creatures, one or possibly two traits usually hold sway due to inbreeding and natural selection based on the environment. Below are some examples, although many more possibilities exist.
|BEASTMEN ANIMAL NATURE|
|2||Snake||1/3 poison bite (D6)|
|3||Lizard||Swim, skin as Leather|
|5||Rodent||One size-category smaller|
|8||Dog||Constitution and tracking|
|10||Cattle||Skin as Leather|
|11||Bird||Wings and flight|
|12||Bear||One size-category larger|