Chupacabra

Chupacabra

This fur-covered, bipedal creature is 3 or 4 feet tall with a hunched back, red eyes, and a mouth filled with sharpened teeth. A flexible rows of spines runs down its back.

Chupacabra

XP 200 ()

CN Small

Initiative +2


DEFENSE

AC 12

hp: 27 (6d6 + 6)


OFFENSE

Speed: 20 ft.

Multiattack: A chupacabra attacks once with claws and bites once.

Melee Attack—Claws: +4 to hit (reach 5 ft.; one creature). Hit: 1d4 + 2 slashing damage and the target is grappled. The chupacabra can’t attack with its claws while it has a creature grappled.

Melee Attack—Bite: +4 to hit (reach 5 ft.; one creature). Hit: 1d4 piercing damage. If the target is grappled by the chupacabra, it takes an extra 1d6 + 2 piercing damage.


STATISTICS

Str 10 (+0), Dex 15 (+2), Con 12 (+1),

Int 3 (–4), Wis 11 (+0), Cha 10 (+0)

Languages: None

Skills: Stealth +4

Senses: Darkvision 60 ft.


TRAITS

Wings: One in ten chupacabras have leathery wings that give them a flying speed of 40 feet.


ECOLOGY

Environment: Warm and , decaying urban areas

Organization: Solitary or pack (2–12)

Chupacabras are small, terrifying bloodsuckers that lurk on the fringes of society. They emerge from their hiding places at night to drain blood from warm-blooded creatures. Though they aren’t particularly selective when it comes to who or what they feed on, chupacabras prefer to attack creatures they can easily overpower (such as small livestock or children). Many chupacabra attacks are blamed on vampires, wild dogs, or wolves (because they often tear a victim’s corpse into pieces in a rage if the creature dies too soon). If the chupacabra leaves any tracks, however, a skilled observer can readily tell the attacker was small, bipedal, and barefoot.

A chupacabra is a vaguely humanlike creature, but if there is any true relationship between the species, the chupacabra is a frighteningly degenerate cousin. They stand only 3 or 4 feet tall but look even shorter because of their severely stooped posture. A chupacabra’s body is covered in patchy, dark, filthy fur. Their eyes are bright red and appear to glow when they catch the light from a lantern or torch. Their arms and legs end in four digits with dull black claws.

A chupacabra cannot speak in any intelligible way. Instead, it utters a baleful moan when frightened, or howls when threatened. If a chupacabra grabs a foe, it slashes at the victim’s throat and greedily slurps up the blood.

A small proportion (10 percent) of chupacabras have fur-covered, batlike wings that enable them to fly, albeit somewhat clumsily. They seldom use their wings in combat, but instead use flight to seek victims far from their lairs, making it more difficult for enemies to track them back to the safety of their hidden dens.