See also: Gizka
Gizka are reptilian creatures found throughout the galaxy. They are so widespread; in fact, that it's rare to find a planet that doesn't have at least one colony of the creatures. Small, weak, and almost comically innocent looking, Gizkas' most notable ability is that of fecundity. They breed at alarming rates and can easily overwhelm an area's natural ecosystem or a ship's food stores in a matter of weeks or months.
While they prefer grains and leaves, Gizka can eat nearly anything, including wiring, insulation, and other components commonly found on Starships- another reason why they are so despised. Gizka are immune to Radiation, and beyond opening a Starship up to open Vacuum, an infestation can be dealt with only by Poison. The creatures can squeeze into impossibly small openings, allowing them to create warrens inside bulkheads or access tunnels. Gizka meat is nutritious and has a "Universal flavor," meaning that almost any creature can stomach it. However, every attempt at domesticating the beast has lead to disaster, since they always find ways to escape or chew on vital electronic parts while looking for food.
Gizka Encounters Edit
Gizka can be found almost anywhere, and usually are. They are almost completely harmless in combat but incredibly destructive to ships, food stocks, and property. Most encounters with Gizka involve the wholesale eradication of a colony or discovering the source of mysterious power outages or missing food. Gizka work well as distractions, causing the heroes consternation when they discover that their transportation is out of commission or that their trail rations have been eaten while they're out in some forsaken wilderness.
Gizka Pack Statistics (CL 3) Edit
Hit Points: 10, Damage Threshold: 12
Immune: Mild, Moderate, and Severe Radiation
Speed: 4 Squares
Melee: Bite -2 (1d4-2, Area Attack)
Attack Options: Gnaw
Special Actions: Squeeze
Species Traits: Natural Armor (+1), Radiation Immunity, Gnaw, Squeeze, Pack Traits
Base Stats Edit
Gnaw: Gizka Packs ignore the Damage Reduction of unattended, immobile items when making a Bite attack.
Squeeze: A Gizka Pack can move through spaces as if it were Tiny size.