|Climate/Terrain:||Any land||Any fertile land|
|Frequency:||Uncommon in the North||Rare, and only in the North|
|Organization:||Clutch||Solitary or clutch|
|Intelligence:||Average to high (8-14)||Average to exceptional (8-16)|
|No. of Attacks:||5 or 2||5 or 2|
|Damage/Attack:||1d4+1 (◊5) or 1d4+1 and by weapon||1d4 (◊4)/1d4+1 or 1d4+1 and by weapon|
|Special Defenses:||Dodge missiles||Camouflage|
|Size:||M (7í tall)||L (11í long)|
|Morale:||Champion (15-16)||Fearless (19-20)|
These tohr-kreen are large, intelligent insects similar to thri-kreen. Like other tohr-kreen, tíkeech and tondi are found in permanent settlements far north of the Tyr region. They seldom build their own settlements, however, and are usually found among other tohr-kreen.
Tíkeech have green chitin and are relatively non-aggressive. Tondi have a similar temperament, but have chitin that is a pinkish-purple in color.
The figures given above are for mature adult tíkeech. 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|
|Young adult||4+3||15||270||1d3/1d6||venom, chatkcha|
|Mature adult||6+3||13||1,400||1d4/1d6+1||dodge missiles|
Tíkeech have green chitin, indicating that they once lived in areas where plants were common. The green is a fairly dark shade, with lighter green along the thorax and abdomen. Tíkeech have small abdomens and are similar in build to jíhol. T.keech have long antennae and four-clawed hands.
Combat: Tíkeech do not seek combat, but are quite capable when challenged. They refer melee combat and almost always attack without weapons, using their claws and bite. A group of tíkeech includes one priest or druid and one with a warrior character class (usually a ranger). Tíkeech have a natural AC 5 because of their exoskeletons and are immune to hold person and charm person spells. They develop other abilities as they grow older.
Leap: This ability allows tíkeech to leap 30 feet straight up or 60 feet forward. They can leap 10 feet backward.
Venom: A bite delivers thus venom. Anyone bitten must make a successful save vs. paralyzation or be paralyzed. Smaller than man-sized creatures are paralyzed for 2-20 (2d10) rounds, man-sized for 2-16 (2d8) rounds, large creatures for 1-8 (1d8) rounds, and huge and gargantuan creatures for 1 round.
Chatkcha: Tíkeech can throw two chatkcha per round, as far as 270 feet. A chatkcha causes 1d6+2 points of damage when it hits, and returns to the thrower when it misses.
Dodge missiles: Mature tíkeech can dodge missiles fired at them on 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: About 50% of tíkeech have psionic wild talents, described in The Complete Psionics Handbook.
Magical and psionic items: Tíkeech rarely have contact with magical items, but use such items if possible (unless the item is made specifically for a humanoid). Tíkeech sometimes use psionic items.
Habitat/Society: Most tíkeech serve as laborers in the northern tohr-kreen nations. Small clutches of tíkeech are found in each nation. Tíkeech are almost never nomadic, but some clutches have small, independent settlements near oases. Tíkeech prefer to live in scrub plants and near oases, though they can be found anywhere in the North.
T.keech have mating habits and gestatron periods similar to those of thri-kreen. They can live to be 75 years old.
Ecology: Tohr-kreen are carnivores. They almost always live in permanent settlements. Tíkeech produce quality crafts, but are seldom artists. Treasure carried by a tíkeech usually consists of tools, weapons, and simple pieces of art.
The figures given are for mature adult tondi. Others have the following abilities, based on their age (they age one age category per three years until they reach mature adult):
|HD||THAC0||XP||Claw/bite Damage||Special Ability|
|Young adult||4+3||15||270||1d3/1d3||venom, chatkcha|
|Mature adult||6+3||13||1,400||1d4/1d4+1||dodge missiles|
The tondi are the most unusual of kreen. Their chitin is a mottled, pinkish-purple, and the exoskeletons of their abdomens are elaborately decorated with protrusions. When still, tondi look like giant flowers, or outcroppings of rock crystal (found in some places in the North). Besides their odd chitin, tondi are similar to other kreen. They have abdomens as large as those of toíksa thri-kreen, long antennae, and three-clawed hands.
Combat: Tondi avoid combat and usually avoid contact with non-kreen altogether. Almost all tondi who choose a profession become druids. An individual encountered has druidic abilities, while one of any group of tondi is a druid as well.
If forced into combat, tondi prefer psionics and spells if possible, then missile combat, then melee combat. In melee, they rely on their wits and weapons. Tondi 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.
Venom: The venom of the tondi, delivered through the bite, is somewhat different from the venom of other kreen. The victim of a tondiís bite must make a successful save vs. paralyzation or be paralyzed. Creatures of man-size or smaller are paralyzed for 3-24 (3d8) rounds, while all others are paralyzed for 2-16 (2d8) rounds, regardless of size.
Chatkcha: Tondi 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 if it misses. A tondi chatkcha is a pale lavender in color.
Leap: This ability allows tondi to leap 10 feet straight up or 40 feet forward. They cannot leap backward.
Dodge missiles: Mature tondi can dodge missiles fired at them on a roll of 11 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: About 50% of tondi have psionic wild talents, described in The Complete Psionics Handbook.
Magical and psionic items: Tondi have little experience with magical items, but use them when given the opportunity. They sometimes use psionic items as well.
Habitat/Society: Tondi are quite rare. They tend to be of neutral alignment, and most have a love of nature. Most are skilled herbalists. There are certain areas of badlands in the North with outcroppings of pinkish rock crystal, and large flowers are found in the scrub plains of the North.
Tondi often lay eggs near these flowers and adults often live among the rocky badlands or in gardens of the flowers.
Rare in the North, tondi are completely unknown in the Tablelands. Still, it is rumored that the kreen druid of the Lost Oasis, Durwadala, is a tondi. Durwadala certainly fits the general description of the tondi personality, with her love of nature and detachment from other intelligent life forms. Since no one in memory has seen Durwadala, it is entirely possible that she is a tondi.
All tondi are female: They reproduce by parthenogenesis, laying eggs that hatch into more females.
Ecology: Tondi care for nature and seek to preserve plants and wildlife, with the exception of those needed for hunting. Tondi care little for material goods and they seldom carry any items, so almost never have treasure. Some carry special magical or psionic items, using them to defend themselves.
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