Hell Worm

Reported By: unknown contributor in MM2

Role: Unknown
Base Stock: Caterpillar

MCC Stat Block: Hell Worm (3d6 (10)): Init +5; atk horn melee +7 (1d16+4) and bite melee +7 (1d24+4); AC 11; HD 9D7 hp 36 each; MV 8' ; 1d20+1d14; SV Fort +5, Ref +0, Will -2
Mutations: Diminished sense [D](sight), Heat Dependent [D](treat like photo-dependent: 95C light), Spines(back), Horns, Immune to Fire/Heat, Pyrokinesis - Breath Weapon: cone (3m wide X10m long) of fire, damage 4d10, useable once per 4 rounds, Susceptibility cold [D]

Number Appearing: 3d6
Morale: 10
Hit Dice: HD 9D7
Armor: 1 (AC 11)
Size: Large 4 Meters

Movement: MV 8'

Attack: Horn melee +7 (1d16+4)
Bite melee +7 (1d24+4)

MS: 4   PS: 21
IN: 2   DX: 9
CH: 1   CN: 22

Frequency: Very Rare
Organization: Unknown
Activity Cycle: Unknown
Diet: Omnivore
Habitat: Volcanic Areas
Tech Level: 0 - 0
Artifacts: Unknown

Description (Initial Observations): A hellworm is a giant caterpillar with orange and yellow stripes and spots. It has 4 horns and a ridge of spines along its back.

Reactions: No known interactions

Behavior: A 'worm is aggressive and will attack any living thing it detects. If the prey is distant, the hellworm will use pyrokinesis. If the prey is up to 10 meters away, the 'worm will rear up and spit fire upon it. If the flames do not kill the prey, the hellworm will attack with its horns and bite until the prey is dead or it can spit again.They have no real society, they just congregate. They feed on heat resistant lichens and fungus, some minerals, other heat loving animals (e.g. relanops), and adventurers. Hell Worms are found in volcanos, mostly in and around the natural cavern systems found deep inside and feed on blights, yexils, yfiefs, parns, and mantas. They ignore and are ignored by obbs; they are preyed upon by the Kraak (see Overlord of Bonparr).

Behavior: Behavior not recorded

Society: Anthropological studies incomplete