Monday, June 30, 2014

New Monster: Crested Worm

The young kobolds arrayed themselves around the field, each pair standing next to a hole as big around as their thighs. *Ready?* Krik asked her clutch, who flicked their tails in acknowledgement. As one, they dumped their buckets of excrement into the holes, then held the empty buckets over the holds.

Each yipped out a short note once the buckets were down. *Be ready* Krik cautioned a moment before the buckets began to slam beneath them. *When you feel it in the bucket, flip and cover it!*

The kobolds holding the lids each stood ready, and one by one, their companions tipped the buckets quickly over, and the lids were slammed down. One of the lids didn’t come down fast enough and the bright flash of green, orange, and red told Krik that at least one of her clutch wouldn’t survive the night.

Crested Worms
Armor Class: 4
Hit Dice: 1+1* to 2+1*
Move: 90’ (30’)
Attacks: See below
Damage: 1d4 + poison
No. Appearing: 1d12 (1d12)
Save As: F1
Morale: 10
Treasure Type: Nil
Intelligence: 2
Alignment: Neutral
XP Value: 19 to 35

Crested Worms aren’t actually worms at all, but are a cross between a snake and a millipede, with thin black striped jade green scales, a bright orange crest atop its fanged head, and red jowl-like poison sacks hanging down below its mouth, and seemingly hundreds of tiny legs along the bottom 80% of their length. They range in size from 4’-8’ long.

Crested worm venom is highly corrosive, and is used to allow them to burrow through the ground, creating massive warrens, even in stone. They can spit their venom up to 15’ away, taking a -2 to hit at 10’ and a -4 at 15’. Anyone struck by the venom will take 1d3 points of damage, and must make a saving throw vs dragons breath. Failure means the venom will continue to burn for 1d3 damage for 1d6 additional rounds, and any armor worn will be reduced in effectiveness by 1 point for every round the venom burns.

Nothing like waiting till the last day to do my entry into June's RPG Blog Carnival "What's in the hole?" hosted by Moebius Adventures

1 comment:

  1. Childhood is rough when you're a kobold. I can only imagine what the kobolds do with those things. Torture prisoners, put them in one another's beds, toss them at stupid gnomes, and lightly roasted they taste like chicken. :)


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