[New Monster] Horror Worm

Horror Worm

 

Chalk threw a spell at the huge, writhing creature, It was a giant caterpillar-ish thing with a single eye that burned with hatred. The thing froze for a few moments, unable to move, but still emanating villainy.

Koram rushed in and sank a blade deep into the creature’s body. Tarry ichor ran from the wound and splashed the fighter who winced in disgust. The thing floundered helplessly on the wooden floor and finally lay still.

“We need to get out of this town,” Chalk said. “When a place is run by things like this there is something very wrong.”

Horror Worm

No. Enc.: 1 (1d4)

Alignment: Chaotic

Movement: 90′ (30′)

Armor Class: 6

Hit Dice: 6+4

Attacks: 1

Damage: 1d10 (bite) or 1d12+2 (crush)

Save: F4

Morale: 10

Hoard Class: XVI

X.P.: 950

These huge, bloated pale creatures look like giant caterpillars, complete with dozens of legs on either side of the body and grisly, fanged jaws set firmly in a head that has a single, red glowing eye set firmly in the middle of its face. These creatures move with a disturbing undulation that is as fast as an average person.

Found in desolate, out of the way places, Horror Worms have minds that burn with a sinister intellect and these creatures spin the most elaborate traps to lure the unsuspecting in so that they may dine upon their hapless victims. At will these horrible creatures can cast the following as spell-like abilities: False Gold, Haste, Magic Mouth,Ventriloquism, and Web.

In some places these evil creatures are worshiped as minor deities by goblin or kobold tribes and sometimes even small human villages and towns harbor these disgusting monsters. The vile worm will protect the tribe in exchange for sacrifices.

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4 Responses to [New Monster] Horror Worm

  1. David says:

    Web spell at will?!? Yowza! Creepy and potent. Somehow 525 xp doesn’t seem like enough. I’m guessing it can move through it’s own webs too?

  2. bat says:

    Yeah, you are right, I need to look into this one way or the other.

    • David says:

      If I went by the Rules Cyclopedia, it would be base 350 for the HD plus 300 per magical ability attack. I’d say Haste and Web would each count, so 950xp.

      • bat says:

        Thank you for looking that up, David! I admit that when I write I sometimes blurt everything out and don’t always do all the research I should.

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