Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Garganta-Slug [Labyrinth Lord]

No. Enc.: 1
Alignment: Neutral
Movement: 150' (50')
Armor Class: 6
Hit Dice: 8
Attacks: 2
Damage: 2d6 or see below
Save: F4
Morale: 9

Implacable, voracious gastropods of prodigious girth, the Garganta-Slugs prowl the murky littoral zones around the crumbling, lushly canopied flooded-craters of Oro-Vidra and numerous other regions. These massive brutes slither and slide along hunting works, especially gigantic burrowing worms, purple and gray worms. The dense mucus left behind Garganta-Slugs is harvested by the Brickmasters of Balram, who then mix the fetid, gloppy stuff with a number of other substances (the exact formulas and recipes are closely-guarded secrets) in order to produce powerful adhesives, translucent sheets of pliable material, and to bond their bricks into very durable blocks of molded stone-like material that can endure for centuries, even under the harsh conditions of vicious sandstorms, extreme variations in temperature, and the unpredictable conditions that tend to prevail in the deep wastes where the Wermilok Brickmasters are most likely to build their ceremonial ziggurats, arched dome-cities, or reservoir-gardens.

Garganta-Slugs are not interested in non-worm-like prey, however, if attacked, they will spew forth gouts of noxious smelling acid with a range of 300'. They will also attempt to crush any attackers who get close enough for the massive beasts to flop over on top of them, causing 1d4/turn to anyone so trapped. Anyone trapped for more than 3 turns beneath a Garganta-Slug must make a Save or suffocate from being saturated in the creature's mucus. A terrible way to die...

Garganta-Slugs are exceptionally prone to dessication and all fire/heat based attacks do double damage.

In the regions of the Bitter Sea, Garganta-Slugs are captured while still young, and then harnessed and bound to serve as the living propulsion systems of Slug Boats. So far any attempt to use Garganta-Slugs in siege warfare have ended very badly for those trying to use them thusly...though there are rumors of Wermilok Eremites who have formed exceptional bonds with these creatures, but no one really believes that anyone can actually control one of these hulking brutes...

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