BoL Bestiary: Vaarloi Death Worms

Vaarloi Death Worms are 5′ long with smooth blood-red skin covering their thick bodies. Though they are often found in deserts, these creatures avoid the heat of the day and are only active at dawn and dusk, unless skies are overcast.

Vaarloi Death Worms attack by discharging static electricity from their bodies. They begin combat by “spitting” their full charge (to a range of 30′) at foes as they are approached. After this large discharge, the worms are left with only small electrical “bites” until they have had a significant amount of time to recharge (typically longer than any given encounter).

Vaarloi Death Worms occasionally bleed off excess electrical charge with a crackling burst that creates a small cloud of ozone in their vicinity, which smells like an approaching rain storm. This aroma may be the source of the ancient warning against traveling through the desert when rain is likely.

Attributes
Strength 1
Agility 2
Mind -3

Combat Abilities
Attack with electrical “bite” +2; damage 1d3
Attack with electrical “spit” +0; damage 2d6 (once per encounter)
Defense: 2
Protection: 1d2-1/1d6-1 vs blunt weapons (rubbery skin & body)
Lifeblood: 5

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Barbarians of Lemuria, BoL Bestiary, Kaalmuria, Monsters. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to BoL Bestiary: Vaarloi Death Worms

  1. bat says:

    Very nice creature! Snagged!
    Sorry for not replying sooner, as you can tell, the OSR had a weird weekend.

    • Right on. Enjoy ’em. My players hated them to death when they ran into them.

      I’m also working on a writeup of a particularly iconic D&D hybrid monster (hoot! hoot!) that I’ll be posting to your monster challenge in the BoL forum soon.

      Yeah, the OSR stuff seemed crazy. I was, fortunately, out of touch thanks to SXSW madness in Austin. It’s unfortunate that things got as weird as they did. Ah, dealing with people. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s