Climate/Terrain: Any (prefer plains)
Frequency: Very Rare
Activity Cycle: Day
Intelligence: Highly (13-14)
No. Appearing: 2-12
Armor Class: 6 (brass chain mail)
Movement: 9 (12)
Hit Dice: 3
No. of Attacks: 1
Damage/attack: by weapon type
Special Attacks: Nil
Special Defenses: Nil
Magic Resistance: Nil
Size: M (5-8’ tall)
Morale: Elite (15)
XP Value: 150
The oscray are a race of demi-humans originally descended from orcs. They somewhat resemble orcs, but are larger and have grayer skin than true orcs. They have the characteristic piglike snout of the orcs, but stand proud and erect, as opposed to the stooped posture of their orcish cousins. Oscray have large canine teeth which they sharpen to a fine point.
The oscray came from across the skies, fleeing a far off war with a horrid race called The Elves. They came in ships that flew in the sky, although those ships no longer have that power. The oscray have found a home here on the plains of Malatra.
The oscray speak a variant of the orcish tongue, unknown on the plains of Malatra. They can learn any Malatran language.
Combat: Oscray are highly disciplined fighters, using strategical and tactical cunning. They are as yet unfamiliar with the jungle, but that will be remedied as soon as they accustom themselves to their new surroundings.
Oscray use a variety of weapons in combat: spears, daggers, short bows, hand axes, long spears and long knives. In an emergency, an oscray can bite with its teeth for 1-3 points of damage.
Oscray make a point of insulting foes in combat; it is considered a fine talent to possess. Oscray combat abilities are not affected by daylight.
Habitat/Society: Oscray have but one village, located on the Ravanna Savanah, well to the north of the Wise Ones territory. They exist by hunting and some agriculture. Their chieftain is Bentfang, who led them here.
Ecology: The oscray have banded together in this new world. An oscray will look first to protecting his tribe, especially the young. An oscray can live to be 80 years old.
Player Character Oscray:
Player Characters who are oscray may be fighters, thieves, mages (maximum of 9th level), priests (maximum of 5th level), or multi-classed fighter/thieves or fighter/priests.
Ability Minimum Maximum
Strength 6 19
Dexterity 3 18
Constitution 5 18
Intelligence 3 18
Wisdom 3 18
Charisma 3 16
Any oscray character may chose to begin with either brass chain mail (AC 6), a brass dagger, or 20 brass-tipped arrows. These count against their starting items.