I continue to have a blast with The Random Esoteric Creature Generator. This is a great product of the OSR movement. Thawing out from my icy tree work this morning, I sat down and rolled up another critter. I stuck with whatever I rolled and I'm again quite pleased with what turned out.
So I present the:
Eagle-Wolf of Blackened Steel
Armor Class: -2 (Yes, that is a NEGATIVE 2!)
Hit Dice: 7
Attacks: 3 (2 Talons, 1 Beak attack)
Damage : 1d8+1/1d8+1, 1d10
Save : L 4
Morale : 9
Hoard Class : None
Special Defenses: Metallic hide, feathers & fur (AC adjustment is already factored in), Immune to Fire (no damage from fire attacks).
These large quadrupeds are a mixture of eagle and wolf; they have the head, feathers and talons of an eagle with the body of a wolf. Their skin, feathers and fur is like blackened steel, making them extremely difficult to attack effectively. In addition they are completely immune to fire. Like eagles they are egg-layers.
I can see this beast making a really nasty mount for a tough NPC. If the Mutant Lord/DM wanted to be really vicious he (or she) could have a small elite unit mounted on these creatures. Or if you didn't want to go the mount route, just have it as a unique beast out wandering the wastes, the party might have some hi-tech weapons/magic items, but they have to penetrate it's high AC first!
Picture is from the Primal Fear album cover Nuclear Fire, seemed to be quite appropriate. Note the Eagle-Wolf does not have wings.