Redneck Gators were alligators who had been mutated by tainted moonshine spilt by some of the locals into their swamp habitat. The Gators were larger than regular alligators, had a reddish coloration, a spiked carapace, and they are able to shoot spines from their tails.
The Redneck Gators were created when some Louisiana alligators ingested some toxic moonshine or they were created as a goof by some unknown being with a sense of humor. The mutation causes the gator to take on a red tinge to its skin while enlarging the gator to an average of 10 feet. It also mutated the plates on its back to become denser and provide better protection. If the mutation stopped there the redneck gators would be an impressive sight to behold…but that’s not the case – they have the ability to shoot spines from their tails and any person whom they bit would slowly transform into a Redneck Gator, retaining some traits and physical aspects of the person that they had been (for example, one Gator retained the gold tooth that he had possessed when human).
In addition, at least one of the Gators was able to remember his life as a human when he fought another Gator to protect the woman he had loved as a man. This gator later lived with the woman in her house on the bayou.
Redneck Gator Stats
Injury: Superficial, Minor –10, Serious –20, Major –30, Critical –50, Lethal
Disciplines: Hunters Mark
Aspects: Deadly Attack (Serious; tail spines only), Sturdy, Tough, Native Environment (underwater), Vigor
Infective bite: anyone who survives a bite from a Redneck Gators is doomed to slowly become one of them. Any envoy bitten can attempt to resist the change if the player makes a general WPR check (–20 for every marked Injury box from an Redneck Gator) he or she resists the urge to change – this just delays the inevitable – the only way to undo the infection is to kill the gator that bit the player and eat the creature’s heart chasing it down with some Jim bean follow that up with a dose of the restorative form of the art such as Sphere of Protection.