|A new Monster Profile is available at the official Dungeons and Dragons Online site. Under the microscope this time, Pirates.|
Creature Type: Humanoid (Varies)
Attack: By weapon
Special Qualities: Hamstring
Organization: Solitary, pair, or gang (5-10)
Here near the ports of Xendrik, one of the most organized opponents that the civilized races can face are, well, themselves. Perhaps it is too strong a statement to call the loose confederation of thieves, brigands, and pirates that plague Stormreach organizedóor even civilizedóbut they nonetheless present a threat not only to adventurers who come here, but also to the wellbeing of the city itself. More than once have I had to listen to the cries of sailors and boatmen under attack from this scourge, and thus I encourage some of my well-meaning companions to venture into the fight.