Calcium Drill Worms Of Paxia 9 -
No. Enc.: 1d4Alignment: Inimical Move: 120'(40’) Armor Class: 6 (10 for the worms themselves) Hit Dice: 4 Attacks: 1 Damage: 1d8 (plus special- each attack delivers 1d20 worms per attack with hooked barbs ) Morale: 9
These creatures can be encountered on almost any world where the Regulan or Vleshgu have been operating. The enemies of mankind have combined 2 different species into one monster. They are often used for ecological warfare upon a planet. The main monster sends out a psionic impulse which brings the prey into the main monster which sends out a lashing barbed tongue. This tongue delivers 1d20 eggs per attack. Within 3 rounds the eggs hatch into these creatures.
Regulan or Vleshgu engineered these creatures to tear & eat through any organic material present doing 1d4 points of damage per round.
Damage from these creatures is from the crystal matrix of nano machines that make up each of the worms themselves. Swift application of super science powers or a cure light wounds spell will slow or stop the damage 50% of the time. Those cured however will have to make a second roll at the beginning of the next game to see if the worms have regenerated!
The worms will use the victims own bodies to create more of these creatures in 1d6 days. Corpses should be burnt & cast into large bodies of water.
It is thought by many that these creatures are the remains of artifacts left behind by the elder things & that the Regulans simply combined these peaceful animal forms into a devastating weapon of bio genetic destruction.