Aardvark of the Covenant
|Aardvark of the Covenant|
|Habitat||Forests and roadsides|
|Description||Long nose, holier than thou attitude|
The Aardvark of the Covenant (Orycteropus pactum) is a burrowing monster with electrical shock capabilities.
This rare creature is thought to have once been extremely favored among the Gods. It was given immortality and appointed the Keeper of the Covenant of the Gods, performing this function for many years during the initial development of Godvillian civilization. People from all over Godville would make pilgrimages to see the giant stone tablets that the Aardvark of the Covenant guarded with its very life. Then one day, the unthinkable happened. A hero who claimed to be from Unspecifiedistan arrived at the monster's shrine home and made the Aardvark of the Covenant an offer for the tablets. When it refused to sell the truly priceless artifacts, the dishonest hero devised an ultimately successful plan to steal the tablets away. After the theft of the Covenant, the Gods were displeased with their Aardvark servant. They forbade the monster to continue to live at the shrine since there was nothing left there for it to protect. Now it wanders the world alone, on a never ending quest to recover the Covenant of the Gods and thereby regain their divine favor.
The Aardvark of the Covenant understandably dislikes heroes and will attack them any chance it gets. It hopes that someday it will find the Covenant among the personal articles of a vanquished foe, and if not, it is at least taking vengeance on the people who condemned it to this miserable and lonely fate. It is known to sneak up on unsuspecting heroes by burrowing through the ground and suddenly bursting forth from the sides of the road. Once in the open, the beast unleashes arching electrical impulses capable of stunning its prey. One guild, experienced in dealing with this monster, advises that heroes wrap the handle of their weapon in non-conductive material and proceed to bludgeon or impale the Aardvark of the Covenant as quickly as possible, then run like mad.
- Electric personality
- Attentive to duty
- Poor eyesight
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder