FREQUENCY: Rare ([Tropical
FREQUENCY: Rare ([Tropical Saltwater Surface])
NO. APPEARING: 1-2
ARMOR CLASS: 4
HIT DICE: 18
% IN LAIR: 10%
NO. OF ATTACKS: 2 or 1 ~ 7
DAMAGE/ATTACK: 3-18/3-18 or 4-24
TREASURE TYPE: [C]
SPECIAL ATTACKS: Nil
SPECIAL DEFENSES: Nil
MAGIC RESISTANCE: Standard
SIZE L (60' + wingspread)
LEVEL/X.P. VALUE: VIII | 5000 + 25
Rocs are huge birds somewhat
resembling eagles. They inhabit the highest
mountains in warm regions. They prey upon large creatures such as cattle,
horses, and elephants. The roc swoops down upon prey, seizes it in its
powerful talons, and carries it off to its lair. If the creature resists, the roc
will strike it with its beak, inflicting 4-24 points of damage per hit.
Rocs are occasionally tamed and used by giants.
Combat: 30", class E.
Rocs generally attack using their huge and powerful talons.
considering their great size,
they can plummet straight down like eagles and then arrest their fall by a sudden unfurling of their wings.
Lair: The lair of
a roc will be a vast nest of trees, branches, and the like. There its
treasure will be strewn about, for the creature does not value such . . . it is
the residue of its victims.