Monday, October 7, 2013

Savage Menagerie: Ssssentipede

No. Enc.: 1d8 (1d6)
Alignment: Neutral
Movement: 60' (20')
Armor Class: 7
Hit Dice: 1
Attacks: 1 (claw)
Damage: 1d6
Save: L1
Morale: 8
Hoard Class: None

An eerie-looking creature, the Ssssentipede looks like an animated snake's skeleton. In actuality, the Ssssentipede is a form of insect. The "body" of the insect is actually a segmented worm-like creature that runs the length of the Ssssentipede's "spine," and is protected in a bone-like sheath. The bony legs of the insect resembles the ribs of a snake's skeleton as well. At the "head" of the Ssssentipede is a skull-like limb, which is actually the creature's claw. It uses this manipulator to grab and rend prey into smaller pieces (much like a crab) in order to feed itself. This claw will snap shut on a victim for 1d6 hit points of damage.

When the Ssssentipede scurries about on its multiple legs, it appears that a snake's skeleton is propelling itself with its undulating ribcage. The Ssssentipede is fairly aggressive and will attack prey much larger than itself. When several of these come crawling out, snapping its "jaws," it may make even the most hardened of wasteland survivors to think twice.

Mutations: none

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