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Hook horror variants

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The hook horror is a classic D&D monster from the Underdark. It's an ogre-sizes bird-cockroach beast with hook for arms. It's pretty cool looking, but in the end it's nothing special, there are lot of better monsters to fight.
Still, I think it's a well design monster with a lot of potential. Here a couple of ideas.
The first design is the classic hook horror, but I think it can also works for:

Ice hook:
this hook horror specie lives on glaciers and on top of mountains. It's bigger then the usual hook horrors and adapted to the cold enviroment. Unlike the most common Underdark species, this variant does not feel any pain from sunlight. The chitin of and Ice Hook is strong as steel and, unlike the other species, it is exclusively carnivorous.

Wood hook:
also known as needle horror, this specie is a little smaller then a man, still its vicious claws can strike enemies from distance with amazing speed. The needle horror lives in dense forests and rarely touches the ground. It's the most pacific of the known species, but it is very territorial. It is extremely adapted to the enviroment, possessing unique traits from the other species; it lacks a strong beak, but it posses a long prensile tongue, the vestigial arms on the sides actually work and they are used to scrape wood in search for insects and fruits. The long feather-like fibers help the creature camoufage in the foliage and the actually change colors during seasons. They lack darkvision.

Sea hook:
also know as fish hooks, crab horror and boat ripper, this specie lacks the climbing abilities of its cousins in exchange for powerful webbed feet and the ability to hold breath for almost two hours. It's the bigger variant of hook horror and it is built to only a purpouse: crush. Shells, bones, boats: nothing can resist its pincher or the powerful beak. Still, its diet is almost all mollusks.

horror 2,564, dungeons and dragons 653, dnd 653, d&d 459, hook 188, aberration 27, monstruosity 2
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