Home on the Strange
Even uglier’n Nephilim, the muties are a reminder of the Cataclysm that happened before living time and memory. As the name suggests, they’re pretty slow on their feet, and they stink like pig shit, but don’t make the mistake o’ thinkin’ these fellas are stupid (at least, the ones that ain’t rabid… or cannibalistic). Sure, even some o’ the smarter ones dribble a little, and the odd one might even give off a sickly glow, but them muties with their minds intact are some of the most strong-willed and single-minded creatures in the Waste. Mestee rangers tell tales that each mutie has what they call a “Focus” – one single, overriding goal that is pursued to the exclusion of all other things. Some pursue the usual stuff – truth, knowledge, beauty or whatever, but others are a little more obscure in their interests. One Mestee associate of mine swears that he met a mutie whose Focus was to brew the greatest beer in all of the Waste – and accordin’ to this friend of mine, the mutie was gettin’ pretty damn close.
In any case, be on your guard aroun’ these fellas. There’s no way o’ knowing whether a mutie’s likely to say hello or try to eat you, so be prepared for any surprises. Just keep your shootin’ hand ready.
- Traits: There is a high degree of variability among Slow Mutants, and Slow Mutant players can choose to use either the Dwarf or Gnome stats from the PHB.
- Automatic Languages: Basic proficiency in Kreyol, fluent in language from point of origin.