a watcher


7 ft.


350 lb.



Watchers are a breed of mutant living in the Moscow ruins in the years following the 2013 nuclear apocalypse. They are believed to be the adult version of lurkers. They are known to attack in packs and are believed to be descended from either rats or wolves. Unlike lurkers and nosalises, the watchers prefer to live on the surface rather than in the metro tunnels.

Watchers have grey fur and a pink tale, like a rat. However, their legs are similar to those of a wolf. A watcher's mouth is very odd, as it is angled upward and sunken into the face, similar to the face of a pug dog. A pair of phalanges adjoin either side of the mouth and have some teeth lining the lower edge. These are probably used to give the watcher a greater surface area when biting, or to amplify its howls. Also like a rat, they can easily stand on their hind legs. They have a dewclaw (rear toe), another feature missing from rats and mice.

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