Neopithecanthropus

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Neopithecanthropus
(New Ape Man[1])
Creature information
Type Hominid
Homeworld Campoleone[1], Stein's Folly[2], Despair[3]
Environment Forests, Grasslands[1]
Average mass 80 kg[1]
Creature stats
System A Time of War
STR 7[1]
BOD 4[1]
DEX 5[1]
RFL 4[1]
WIL 4[1]
EDG 2[1]
Traits Animal Cognition, Pack Hunter (4–20), Tool User[1]
Skills Animal Language +4, AniMelee +4, Climbing +2, Perception +4, Tracking +2[1]
Size Medium[1]
Armor 0/0/0/0[1]
Attack 0M/2[1]
Movement 4/10/12[1]

Description[edit]

Roughly similar to the Pithecanthropus or "Upright Ape-Man" of old Terra, this is a loose grouping of many different species found accross human occupied space that have stone age technology or lower.

History[edit]

The species has been found evolving separately but concurrently on Campoleone, Stein's Folly, Despair, and other worlds scattered throughout the Inner Sphere and Periphery[1][2][4][3]. There is a related but sufficiently distinct species found on Old Kentucky[5]. Famously encountered on Stein's Folly by an injured Ardan Sortek. After ejecting from his Victor while in battle with House Liao forces, he found himself encountering a tribe of these creatures which he simply referred to as the "Pinks" due to their unusual eyes. Battling with a high fever at the time, he was uncertain if his encounter with them even happened at all. Ardan would vaguely remember these pink eyed creatures, which he described as having a small fat body, pale skin, and possessing small fur hides. The tribe took him to a clearing where he was tied to a tree surrounded by human skeletons.[2]

Anthropologist Rodney Tatum described an encounter with them in their diaries in 3055.[4]

References[edit]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 A Time of War Companion, pp. 126-127, 132, "Neopithecanthropus"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Sword and the Dagger, pp.122-128, 130-134 - Ardan Sortek's fevered encounter with the Swamp People of Stein's Folly.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Dragons of Despair
  4. 4.0 4.1 MechWarrior Companion, p. 82, "Neopithecanthropus"
  5. Touring the Stars: Old Kentucky, p. 11, "Old Kentuckian Sasquatches"

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