Oroban

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Oroban are ultraterrestrial abhumans.

Background[edit | edit source]

Orobans are wretched abhumans who only have one arm and a clawed hand that serves as their face. They constantly mutter and murmur, which might be a language, though, if so, it's one that communicates only concepts of hunger, hunting, and threat. Orobans are few in number and usually live alone, but that weakness is usually compensated for by a knack they've learned for drawing parallel versions of themselves out of nearby dimensions at need. Orobans are divisive enough that they soon turn on even versions of themselves. This is why a lone oroban's crude domicile is decorated with several corpses of itself. But more than they hate themselves, they hate other creatures.[1]

Abilities and Traits[edit | edit source]

Motive:[edit | edit source]

Hungers for flesh

Environment:[edit | edit source]

Almost anywhere, alone (but with the transdimensional ability to summon five or parallel versions in moments)

Health:[edit | edit source]

9

Damage Inflicted:[edit | edit source]

3 points

Movement:[edit | edit source]

Short

Modifications:[edit | edit source]

Perception as level 5.

Combat:[edit | edit source]

As part of another action, an oroban can draw at least five parallel versions of itself to participate in an attack. This might grant them surprise of the attack if the target didn't realize what was about to step into existence. Either way, the five orobans can attack a single foe using their clawed face-hands, making one level 5 attack that inflicts 6 points of damage.

Instead of dealing damage, a group of orobans can hold a target in place.Next round, one of the orobans can dismiss the others back into the alternate dimensions from whence they came. This tends to pull the victim in painful directions that actually don't exist, inflicting 6 points of damage that ignores Armor, though it at least releases the victim.

Interaction:[edit | edit source]

These creatures seem only interested only in interacting with alternate versions of themselves, and even then, not for long.

Use:[edit | edit source]

Orobans are somewhat new to Earth, having apparently stumbled out of a portal that briefly opened near the city of Delivar.

Loot:[edit | edit source]

If found, a lone oroban lair has 1d20 shins, other miscellaneous gear or goods, and probably a cypher or two.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Cordell, Bruce, et al. “Ultraterrestrials.” Into the Outside, Monte Cook Games, LLP, 2018, pp. 151. Numenera. ISBN 978-1-939979-47-6
  2. Cordell, Bruce, et al. “Ultraterrestrials.” Into the Night, Monte Cook Games, LLP, 2018, pp. 154. Numenera. ISBN 978-1-939979-47-6