Some questions on how NPC attack values in the stat block are to be used:
a) When an attack is listed under "Attacks", the values given for damage already include bonus damage from high brawn, awareness or personality, yes?
b) A specific question on Thumocris in the adventure "The Ghost of Thunder River" (JTotE), p. 78: Under attacks is listed "I Will Take Your Heart!" The stats and the name clearly indicate the spell use of "Dismember", p. 177 of the core rule book yet there is no direct indication that it is a spell. Under "Special Abilities", on the other hand, his spellcasting abilities are decribed. Now, when using this attack from the Attack stat block, is he supposed to fully follow the sorcery rules, with focusing and especially, having to roll an Epic (D5) sorcery test in order to succeed? Or are all attacks listed under the "Attacks" stat block the standard, go-to attacks that are handled like a normal attack that requires (under normal circumstances) just a single success?
As always, thanks in advance to any insight to this (preferably before sunday when my PCs will have to face Thumocris.
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