Thnder Clappers «Xloes»

Reported By: unknown contributor in Dragon Magazine 108

Role: Monster
Base Stock: Python

MCC Stat Block: Xloes 'Thnder Clappers' (1): Init +11; atk 2 x tail slaps melee +5 (1d6) and bite melee +5 (1d8); AC 17; HD 29D7 hp 116; MV 8' ; 1d20+1d20; SV Fort -2, Ref +1, Will -3
Mutations: Mental block (robots), new body parts (legs), and sonic blast (variant)

Number Appearing: 1
Morale: 2d4
Hit Dice: HD 29D7
Armor: 7 (AC 17)
Size: Normal 4 meters long

Movement: MV 8'

Attack: 2 x tail slaps melee +5 (1d6)
bite melee +5 (1d8)

MS: 3   PS: 12
IN: 3   DX: 13
CH: 2   CN: 4

Frequency: Unknown
Organization: None
Activity Cycle: Nocturnal
Diet: Small animals of all types
Habitat: Tropical freshwater lakes
Tech Level: 0 - 0
Artifacts: Unknown

Description (Initial Observations): This mutated snake grows to a maximum length of 4 m, and is a deep, cobalt blue in color. A xloe pos- sesses a single pair of lizardlike legs just behind its head which aid in movement, and its body splits into two separate tails, which gives the xloe the ability to use them as whips in combat.In addition, when excited or surprised, the xloe can slap its two tails together to produce a thunderous sound equal in force to a sonic blast, aimed in all direc- tions. This attack has a range of only 8 m radius, and can only be performed three times per day. Those who have never experienced this attack must roll against their MS x 5 or flee as if affected by the fear generation mutation, as the blast temporarily affects the victims nervous systems. Those who have suffered one xloe blast, however, can mentally strengthen themselves against furtherattacks of this sort, and they do not have to flee.Xloes live in any climate save arctic and high mountainous regions. They prefer fresh-water lakes, probably because of the abundance of wildlife in these areas.

Reactions: No known interactions

Behavior: Behavior modeling incomplete

Behavior: Behavior not recorded

Society: Anthropological studies incomplete