Thursday, December 25, 2008

Monster: Giltsnake

Armour Class: 1
Hit Dice: 1 hit point*
Move: 150’ (50’)
Attacks: 1 bite
Damage: 0 + poison
No. Appearing: 1-100
Save As: F1
Morale: 6
Treasure Type: Variable (special)
Alignment: Lawful
XP Value: 6

Sometimes the treasure is actually the trap – or it is when it’s been infected with giltsnakes.

Two to four inches long, tiny giltsnakes have highly ridged and articulated metallic scales – they may be pale as platinum to dark as copper – that, when the tiny snake coils up, interlock and resemble a metal coin to a fantastic degree. Disturbing a giltsnake while it is coiled will cause it to uncoil and bite instinctively.

The bite from a giltsnake’s miniscule mouth does no damage, but instead delivers a contact poison. This poison’s effects can vary by strain of snake, but the most common causes 2-12 hit points of damage unless a save vs. poison is made.

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