Potestas

The Bonacon

An animal is born in Asia which they call a BONNACON, and he has a bullish head and from then on the rest of his body like a horse's mane. The horns are curled round upon themselves with such a multiple convolution that if anyone bumps against them he does not get hurt. But however much his front end does not defend this monster, his belly end is amply sufficient. For when he turns to run away he emits a fart with the contents of his large intestine which covers three acres. And any tree that it reaches catches fire. Thus he drives away his pursuers with noxious excrement. (From page 33 of The Book of Beasts, a translation of a twelfth-century Latin Bestiary by T.H.White, 1954.)

Bonacons are small bull-like animals found on the eastern steppes. Their horns are tightly curled and cannot impale, but the Bonacon's usual strategy when faced with danger is to turn, Hurl Fire from its rear and flee. If pursued, the Bonacon can continue to Hurl Fire, even when Running. The Bonacon can Hurl Fire up to six times before exhausting its reserves, and must wait an hour to regain one use of its Exceptional Ability. Stature 2.

Characteristics
Abilities
 
score
Active
score
Resisting
score
Other
Description
STR
20
ATT
12
DEF
12
Hurl Fire
six uses, recover with time, can use when Running
HTH
25
TAR
12
EVADE
12
Horns
Minor weapon damage, must charge to use
FIT
20
DAM
14
DRES
2
Charge
Speed 15, may hit one target, must be Running
REF
12
INIT
12
MRES
8
 
 
INT
8
STL
12
PER
15
 
 
PSY
8
    RUN
17
 
 
ALT
12
         
 
WIL
8
 
 
 
 
  
 

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last updated 10 August 2000