Sand Worm by Ethan Parker
Colossal Magical Beast (Earth)
Hit Dice: 22d10+220 (341 hp)
Initiative: +0
Speed: burrow 20 ft.
AC: 12 (-8 size, +10 natural)
Attacks: 2 bite +30 melee, 3 slam +25 melee, 2 tail +25 melee
Damage: Bite 5d6+16, slam 6d6+8, tail 4d6+8
Face/Reach: 40 ft. by 40 ft.
Special Attacks: Swallow whole
Special Qualities: Blind sight, damage reduction, resistance to energy, scent, tremorsense
Saves: Fort +23, Ref +13, Will +8
Abilities: Str 43, Dex 10, Con 31, Int 3, Wis 12, Cha 5
Skills: Listen +7

Environment: Warm desert
Organization: Solitary, Pair, Cluster (2-5), or Cluster (5-20)
Challenge Rating: 20
Treasure: None
Alignment: Always neutral
Advancement: 23-66 HD (Colossal)

Sand Worms are lethal predators of the desert lands. They feed on large animals and are fiercely terrirorial.

The Sand Worm is a wonderous sight to behold. Often traveling in pairs of three, the Sand Worm feeds on large animals or groups of animals in the desert. They absorb water from the surrounding terrain. The Sand Worm is only active during the day, when the warm sunlight beats down on the desert sand. Sand Worms are territorial animals and have a fierce instinct to hunt food when they are hungry. When a prey is caught, it will feed on it, and then move on. Sand Worms sense tremors in the ground and can be called using impressive sonic vibrations or explosions. This also serves as a distraction to the beast when you are under attack. When attacked by these creatures, using big spells with big explosions is usually a bad idea, as the tremors caused by the explosions would call even more Sand Worms to the area.

Sand Worms like to burrow below the ground and strike an opponent from below the earth. They usually burst from the ground, attempting their bite attack and tries to swallow an opponent, and then quickly burrow back into the ground for safe cover. Their hides are extrememly thick and they are extremely muscular creatures. They have a Damage Reduction of +2/25 and are invulnurable to Sonic Damage.

Anything which moves that is in contact with the ground, the Sand Worm knows its location.

These creatures usually congregate in nests. The females lay eggs and then abandon them in the warm sand. Males are generally the protectors of the nest while the females go out and obtain food for the young. They do this by swallowing something whole and regurgitating it for their young to feed upon.

This creature has been play tested.
This is not a kender type creature.


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