Courtyard > Enemies > Ratbeasts
Location(s): Pagan territories
Known Weaknesses: sword, dagger, blackjack, arrows, mines, gas
A new menace sighted recently within Pagan territories, the Ratbeast is yet another animal/human hybrid to be found within the ranks of the Trickster's followers. These large beasts walk upright as a man yet possess the appearance and nature of a rat.
Unfortunately, little is yet known of the Ratbeasts and their capabilities. It is known that the creatures can seen patrolling their given area with a shuffling walk, hunched over as if sniffing for intruders. Upon hearing a sound, the Ratbeast draws itself up to its full height, which is substantial. Nearly the height of a Kurshok, a Ratbeast stands almost two spans taller than the average man.
These creatures have only been seen in isolated Pagan territories, and no variations have been reported.
Ratbeasts are susceptible to the same weapons and tactics as a human. They can be slain with blade or arrow, knocked out with a blackjack, or killed with explosive force. Of course, the latter tactic is quite noisy and may alert others to your presence. Keep in mind, of course, that anyone slain by sword or arrow occasionally cries out when struck, and these creatures are no exception.
Ratbeasts have only been sighted in remote Pagan territories and can be easily circumvented. They carry no weapons but can quickly reduce one's health with claws and fang. For the time being, Ratbeasts are considered a medium threat only.