|Climate/Terrain:||Any land||Any land|
|Frequency:||Common in the North, very rare elsewhere||Common in the North, very rare elsewhere|
|Organization:||Clutch and state||Clutch and state|
|Intelligence:||Average to genius (8-18)||Average to excentional (8-16)|
|Treasure:||U (see below)||U (see below)|
|Alignment:||Any lawful||Any non-good|
|No. of Attacks:||5 or 2||5 or 2|
|Damage/Attack:||1d3 (◊4)/1d6+1 or 1d6+1 and by weapon||1d4 (◊4)/1d4+1 or 1d4+1 and by weapon|
|Special Defenses:||Missile dodge||Missile dodge|
|Size:||L (9í long)||M (6í tall)|
|Morale:||Champion (15-16)||Fanatic (17-18)|
Tohr-kreen are large, intelligent insects, very similar to thri-kreen. Tohr-kreen build permanent settlements in the lands far to the north of the Tablelands, home to Tyr and the other humanoid city-states. For many years, the tohr-kreen have sent scouts to the Tyr region These scouts are called zik-triníta by other tohr-kreen, but are known as tohr-kreen to the peoples of the Tablelands.
The most common tohr-kreen of the north are the jíez, who have black chitin, and the jíhol, who are smaller and have red chitin. Members of both species have aggressive natures. Both are similar in most ways to thri-kreen.
The figures given above are for mature adult jíez. Others have the following abilities, based on their age (they age one age category every two years until they reach mature adult):
|HD||THAC0||XP||Claw/bite Damage||Special Ability|
|Mature adult||6+3||13||1,400||1d4/1d6+1||dodge missiles|
Jíez have black chitin and four-fingered hands. Skin stretches over their chitin and they have long antennae. Jíez also have mouths that are odd for kreen. The general arrangement is circular, and the jíez have inward-pointing fanglike parts around the circumference of their relatively flexible mouths. Extensions reach from the sides of the mouth and help secure food to be taken in by the ďfangsĒ, which dispense the tohr-kreenís venom.
Combat: Jíez enjoy combat and war and are good military leaders. They prefer to use psionics against their opponents when possible, closing to melee when psionic attack is not an option. Jíez prefer manufactured weapons, especially the gythka, that can slash for 1-6 (1d6) points of damage against targets of man-size or smaller, or for 1-10 (1d10) points of damage against a larger target. Like thri-kreen, jíez tohrkreen have a natural AC 5 because of their exoskeletons, and are immune to hold person and charm person spells. They learn other special abilities as they age.
Leap: This ability allows j.ez to leap 20 feet straight up or 50 feet forward. They cannot leap backward.
Venom: A bite delivers this venom. Anyone bitten must make a successful save vs. paralyzation or be paralyzed. Smaller than man-sized creatures are paralyzed for 2-10 (2d10) rounds, man-sized for 2-8 (2d8) rounds, large creatures for 1-8 (1d8) rounds, and huge and gargantuan creatures for 1 round.
Chatkcha: Jíez can throw two chatkcha per round, as far as 270 feet. A chatkcha causes 3-8 (1d6+2) points of damage when it hits, and returns to the thrower when it misses.
Dodge missiles: Mature jíez can dodge missiles fired at them with a roll of 9 or better on 1d20; they cannot dodge magical effects, only physical missiles. Magical physical missiles (arrows, thrown axes) modify this roll by their magical bonus.
Psionics: Many jíez (50%) are psionicists. The rest have psionic wild talents (see The Complete psionics Handbook).
Magical and psionic items: Jíez never use magical items, but all have at least one item with psionic powers.
Habitat/Society: Jíez usually live in rocky badlands and sandy wastes, terrain that exists throughout most of their nation in the North. Jíez are often psionicists and philosophers, but tend to be aggressive. Their philosophy requires them to remain combat capable. Jíez have mating habits and gestation periods similar to those of thri-kreen. Jíez can live to be 80 years old.
Ecology: Tohr-kreen are carnivores. They build towns and cities. They work with a similar species, the zik-chil, to produce zik-triníta scouts.
Jíez architecture and art are average, but their literature is superb. Treasure carried by a jíez is often books and gems (substitute psionic items for any indicated magical items).
The figures given are for mature adult jíhol. Others have the following abilities, based on their age (they age one age category per year until they reach mature adult):
|HD||THAC0||XP||Claw/bite Damage||Special Ability|
|Young adult||4+3||15||270||1d3/1d3||chatkcha, kyorkcha, dodge missiles|
A jíhol has red chitin, three claws per hand, and large antennae. A jíholís abdomen is small compared to other kreens, and the jíhol is almost humanoid in appearance. A jíhol is better built for stony barrens and rocky badlands, terrain that exists throughout most of its nation.
Combat: Jíhol enjoy combat. Many have warrior character classes and some are psionicists. Jíhol prefer long-range combat with missiles and psionics, but also use then leaping ability to charge into combat (standard charging adjustments, -2 to initiative, +2 to attack rolls, and a +1 penalty to AC). Jíhol usually enter melee using a gythka, but also fight with claws and bite if necessary. Jíhol tohr-kreen have a natural AC 5 because of their exoskeletons and are immune to hold person and charm person spells. They also learn other special abilities as they grow older.
Leap: This ability allows j.hol to leap 30 feet straight up or 60 feet forward. They can leap backward 10 feet.
Chatkcha: Jíhol can throw two chatkcha or kyorkcha per round, as far as 270 feet. A chatkcha causes 3-8 (1d6+2) points of damage, the kyorkcha, 3-10 (1d8+2) points of damage. Both weapons return to the thrower if they miss.
Dodge missiles: Mature jíhol can dodge missiles fired at them on a roll of 8 or better on 1d20. They cannot dodge magical effects, only physical missiles. Magical physical missiles (arrows, thrown axes) modify this roll by their magical bonus.
Venom: Though jíhol produce venom like other kreen, most use it to produce the crystal needed to make chatkcha and kyorkcha. Only 5% of jíhol actually have a venomous bite. Their venom paralyzes most creatures for 1-4 (1d4) rounds, huge and gargantuan creatures for only 1 round.
Psionics: At least one jíhol (and as many as 25%) in a group is a psionicist. About 50% of the rest have psionic wild talents, described in The Complete Psionics Handbook.
Magical and psionic items: Jíhol rarely use magical items, but sometimes carry items with psionic powers.
Habitat/Society: Jíhol are more inclined toward building and crafting the other tohr-kreen. Their cities are elaborately made, and usually quite large, with vast parks, ornate decorations, high walkways, and tall spires.
Popular professions among jíhol include the psionicist and all warrior professions. Gladiators are rare among jíhol, but jíhol enjoy combat and like watching gladiatorial contests; their arenas are some of the most popular in the North.
J.hol have mating habits and gestation periods similar to those of thri-kreen and can live to be 50 years old.
Ecology: Jíhol are builders and make fine clothing and tools, and they are the only kreen who routinely work metal. Jíhol make beautiful crystalline weapons. For individuals, a finely made crystalline weapon (a chatkcha or kyorkcha, or a gythka with crystalline heads) should be substituted for indicated art objects, while a psionic item should be used if a magical item is indicated.
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