Snakes

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All snakes included in this section are non-intelligent and extremely hostile. Most are poisonous. Snakes tend to lie in wait for prey and will usually strike only from ambush or if startled.


Asp

Natural Habitat 
Plains, Rural
Frequency 
Rare
Number 
1-200 (1)
Description
The asp measures up to 2½ feet in length. It has a triangular head, flattened towards the rear, and a short, thin tail.
Comments
These snakes hibernate together during the winter, and thus very large groups may be found during hibernation.
Abilities
Asps have no talents, skills or magic.
Movement Rates 
Crawling: 150
PS: 2-3 MD: None AG: 16-19 MA: None EN: 1-2 FT: 3-4
WP: 14-18 PC: 14-17 PB: 8-10 TMR: 3 NA: None
Weapons
Asps may bite. Poison occurs after effective damage.
Bite: BC 65%, [D – 3] penetration only, Close, Rank 0.
Poison: 2 DP per pulse.

King Cobra

Natural Habitat 
Plains, Waste
Frequency 
Rare
Number 
1-8 (1)
Description
Growing to 20 feet, the king cobra is the largest of all poisonous snakes. It is usually dark brown in colour, With a collapsible hood behind its head with a sort of horseshoe marking on its back. The king cobra is the mortal enemy of the mongoose.
Abilities
Cobras possess no talents, skills or magic.
Movement Rates 
Crawling: 200
PS: 20-25 MD: None AG: 15-18 MA: None EN: 12-14 FT: 15-20
WP: 14-18 PC: 12-17 PB: 4 TMR: 7-9 NA: None
Weapons
The king cobra may bite. Poison occurs after effective damage.
Bite: BC 75%, [D + 4] penetration only, Close, Rank 0.
Poison: 2 DP per pulse.

Mamba

Natural Habitat 
Jungle, Plains
Frequency 
Rare
Number 
1-4 (1)
Description
These snakes are not very large (less than 3 feet), but their poison is very strong, and they move very rapidly. They come in either green or black, with the former a plains dweller and the latter a forest snake.
Abilities
Mambas possess no talents, skills or magic.
Movement Rates 
Crawling: 100
PS: 2-3 MD: None AG: 12-15 MA: None EN: 4-5 FT: 6-8
WP: 14-18 PC: 12-16 PB: 8-11 TMR: 2 NA: None
Weapons
The mamba may bite. Poison occurs after effective damage.
Bite: BC 50%, [D – 2] penetration only, Close, Rank 0.
Poison: 4 DP per pulse.

Python

Natural Habitat 
Jungle, Woods
Frequency 
Rare
Number 
1-2 (1)
Description
The python is green and black, and sometimes reaches a length of 33 feet.
Abilities
The Python can climb trees (large ones) although slowly. It has no magical abilities, skills or talents.
Movement Rates 
Crawling: 150
PS: 45-50 MD: None AG: 8-12 MA: None EN: 25-30 FT: 30-35
WP: 12-16 PC: 14-18 PB: 3 TMR: 6-9 NA: Scales absorb 3 DP
Weapons
Pythons may bite or constrict in Close Combat. It will only constrict after it have done effective damage with its bite. The constriction attack has the same special ability as a garotte.
Bite: BC 65%, [D + 6], Close, Rank 0.
Constrict: BC 80%, [D + 8], Close, Rank 0.

Spitting Naga

Natural Habitat 
Plains, Waste
Frequency 
Rare
Number 
1-2 (1)
Description
The spitting naja is a form of cobra, without the hood, but with the ability to spit their venom. Their scales are usually dark brown in colour.
Abilities
The spitting naja possesses no talents, skills or magic.
Movement Rates 
Crawling: 150
PS: 10-12 MD: None AG: 16-18 MA: None EN: 8-10 FT: 12-17
WP: 12-16 PC: 11-16 PB: 8-11 TMR: 3 NA: Scales absorb 1 DP
Weapons
The naja may bite or spit. Poison occurs after effective damage.
Spit: BC 40%, [blinded until eye washed], Melee, Rank 0.
Bite: BC 65%, [D – 2] penetration only, Close, Rank 0.
Poison: 1 DP per pulse.