Sucker Snake «Sucslith»

Reported By: unknown contributor in GW06 Module

Role: Monster
Base Stock: Snake

MCC Stat Block: Sucslith 'Sucker Snake' (1d4+1 (3)): Init +2; atk bite melee +7 (1d3+6); AC 13; HD 3D7 hp 12 each; MV 31' ; 1d20; SV Fort -1, Ref +0, Will -1
Mutations: (P) Chameleon Powers

Number Appearing: 1d4+1
Morale: 4
Hit Dice: HD 3D7
Armor: 3 (AC 13)
Size: Medium 2M Long

Movement: MV 31'

Attack: Bite melee +7 (1d3+6)

MS: 6   PS: 25
IN: 5   DX: 10
CH: 2   CN: 8

Frequency: Uncommon
Organization: Unknown
Activity Cycle: Unknown
Diet: Carnivore
Habitat: Anywhere except deserts
Tech Level: 0 - 0
Artifacts: Unknown

Description (Initial Observations): The entire body of a sucslith, usually over 6 feet long, is covered with sucker like discs and barbed tendrils. The snake's ability to crawl anywhere is amazing (equal to its land speed on any surface but liquid, which reduces its speed by half). It prefers to climb up to a vantage point, usually about 3m above the surface and stay there indefinitely until prey comes along. It is a chameleon and can match its surrounding coloration in 5 turns.

Reactions: No known interactions

Behavior: The sucslith is able to fast for weeks, and can recycle its body fluids, negating the necessity of moving to find moisture. When attacking, the sucslith normally uses its web first. This web can work in one of two ways. Either it can be used to catch" a small target (range 6m) or it can clog up a 3m area. This second type of web is sufficiently thick enough to slow the movement of anyone in the affected area to half speed, except for the sucslith itself, which has no difficulty moving through its own or another suslith's web. The web has a strength of 20. Oftentimes this intelligent snake will lay down its thick web underneath rotting floorboards or during a leaf fall, knowing it will be camouflaged. It will then perch at a vantage point above the webbed area and wait for a good sized victim to come along. Once the creature is slowed down by the ground web, the sucslith will cover it with another web, thus preventing its prey from seeing or using its appendages for combat. Then, the sucslith drops down on the hapless victim and enters the web, biting until the creature is dead. Unfortunately, sucsliths can be found anywhere, though they tend to avoid deserts and deathlands.

Behavior: Behavior not recorded

Society: Anthropological studies incomplete