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FULGURATAUR
Drawn 2001, adapted 2007

FREQUENCY: Very Rare
NO. APPEARING: 1
ARMOR CLASS: 2
MOVE: 14"
HIT DICE: 8+8
% IN LAIR: 95%
TREASURE TYPE: H x 1/2
NO. OF ATTACKS: 1 or by weapon
DAMAGE: Special
SPECIAL ATTACKS: Lightning
SPECIAL DEFENSES: nil
MAGIC RESISTANCE: 60%
INTELLIGENCE: Average
ALIGNMENT: NE
SIZE: M (7' tall)
PSIONIC ABILITY: nil
LEVEL/XP: VI / 666 +16/hp

The fulgurataur's name literally translates to "lightning bull," or in this case, a minotaur with "Zeusian" (if you will) capabilities. Once per round the monster can cast a lightning bolt in die strength equal to one-fifth of its current hit points. In other words, a fulgurataur with 50 hit points can cast a 10-die bolt, but a severely weakened one with only 5 hit points left will only manage a 1-die bolt. The range is 60 feet in any case.

This class of minotaur originally came from the Ethereal plane, and as such they possess not only their electrical nature but also, to a limited (60%) degree, a supernatural resistance to magic. When encountered on the Prime Material Plane, they are typically summoned/hired to serve as guards (a good & possibly even cheaper alternative to a golem, since they are intelligent enough to follow extensive orders but not so much that they would tend to rebel against their patron). As such, any treasure guarded may be given up much more easily than by a fight to the death, depending on the varied honor of the individual fulgurataurian guard in question!

These beasts do not like the water, although it doesn't affect them any more than the fact that they can't swim. A fulgurataur will consequently never pursue a chase through water. Casted lightning would of course conduct as would any other naturally occurring form, so it wouldn't necessarily be a fantastic escape plan!

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