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Number:2d6(guerrilla team)/3d20+20(clan)
Perception: 11
Stealth: 7
Remain Unseen: 7
AC: 13
MD: 19
Health: 16
Land Speed: 9
Flying Speed: 26
Level: 5
Hit Dice: 9 (32)
THAC: +6

Attacks: 3
Claw/Claw 1d6/1d6
Bite 1d4
Weapon +2
See mutations
INT: Superior
Morale: 9
Size: Average 5 1/2 feet in height
XP: 4000
Frequency: Rare
Organization: Clan
Activity Cycle: Day
Diet: Carnivore
Tech Level: IV
Artifacts: W
Climate/Terrain: Tropical or Temperate

Mental Mutations
Illusion Generation (15) +2MHAC
Telepathy (12)

Physical Mutations

Shapechange (17)
Electrical Generation (12)

Kenku are bipedal, mutated hawks. They are excellent thieves and skilled
warriors. They also have a burning racial hatred for the Ranks of the Fit.

While they possess and use many high-tech artifacts, they prefer their
oriental-style weapons. Kenku favor quarterstaffs and katanas. The clans are
excellent guerrilla fighters. They communicate on a telepathic level and use
their shapechange and illusion generation to infiltrate the enemy's ranks
and cause confusion and mayhem. Their electrical generation gives them the edge
in many fights, and an even more fearsome reputation...their foes have learned
to fear the lightning katana.

Kenku are of superior intelligence, and they have forged a relatively high-tech
society. Legends tell of a time when all the clans were one, and all Kenku lived
together in one place of the ancients. According to legend, modern Kenku society
evolved as it is from one of their most powerful ancestral rulers named Belushi.
Belushi is said to have received a great vision from the ancients, revealing to
him how to strengthen his people to defend against the Badders and Carrins who were
slowly encroaching on their lands. (The legends are true: Belushi found a cache
of old video discs of ninja and samauri movies, as well as true instructional
videos in martial arts. He was instantly enamoured by them and saw their value).

Soon their already-skilled weaponsmiths had figured out how to craft their
high-quality weapons in the shapes of katanas, wakizashi, and nunchaku. While
the weaponsmiths did not know all the ancient secrets to create exact versions of
these venerable weapons, Kenku arms are nonetheless excellent. The armies were
taught martial arts and the use of new weapons. Because of Belushi's foresight,
(and the skill of his army officers who turned sometimes cheesy videos into
effective, and actionable fighting systems and military drill), the Kenku were
able to sucessfully defend their homeland and quality of life for more than two

It was not until the hordes of the Ranks of the Fit swarmed into their homelands,
that the Kenku were defeated in a major battle. They refused to accept the rule
of the Ranks. While the Kenku were technologically superior and were better warriors,
their numbers were small (because of low societal reproductive rates) in comparison
to the animal wave of the Ranks.

Those Kenku who escaped formed themselves into clans who now wander the ravaged
lands, attempting to destroy and disrupt all operations of the Ranks of the Fit.
Of course, they have found there are plenty of other enemies in the wide world
whom they must fight for survival.

Converted by Tormentor from TSR's Fiend Folio tome.

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