Purple Worm
rating: 0+x

By Lord RasputinLord Rasputin

Note: This creature was originally published in the Monster Manual.

A big purple worm 80 feet long, 5 feet athwart, and with a stinger in its tail.

ST: 200 HP: 200 Speed: 5.00
DX: 8 Will: 9 Move: 4
IQ: 2 Per: 9 Weight: 40,000 lbs.
HT: 12 FP: 12 SM: +8 (26 hexes; 2 hexes × 13 hexes)
Dodge: 8 Parry: N/A DR: 8

Bite (19): 11d+10 cutting. Counts as a grapple on anyone SM +5 or smaller. Reach C-8.
Stinger (19): 11d+10 piercing plus follow-up poison 1d-1 ST (resist HT-5), with another 1d+2 ST a minute later (resist HT-5 again). Reach C-8.

Traits: Acute Vision 9; Amphibious (Water Move 2); Constriction Attack (Engulfing); Injury Tolerance (No Brain, No Neck, No Vitals); Tunneling 4 (Tunneling Move 4); Universal Digestion; Vermiform; Wild Animal.
Skills: Brawling-19; Swimming-16; Wrestling-9.
Class: Dire Animals.
Combat Effectiveness Rating: 287 (OR 85 and PR 202).
Notes: In battle, purple worms coil into a 4-hex radius circle. Its Constriction Attack is swallowing whole. Anyone swallowed whole takes 1d-1 corrosive damage each second in addition to the damage taken from constriction. Anyone swallowed can cut his way out if he deals 25 points of damage to the gizzard (DR 4).


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