Monday, December 10, 2012

[S&W White Box] Killin' Dragons: Level 2 - Scatha the Worm

Scatha the Worm (very young Black Dragon)
Desolation: Shadowmarsh
Lair: Dorian's Cave*

Scatha the Worm is a clever Black Dragon, prone to tricks and traps rather than a stand-up fight. She has managed to cow nearby monster tribes through guile and intimidation in the swamp where she dwells. Her lair is a subterranean cave guarded by undead skeletons under the dragon's control.

History of the name: Scatha the Worm is from J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle Earth and dwelled in the Grey Mountains. Scatha is described as a "long-worm" and was defeated by an ancestor of Eorl the Young named Fram, son of Frumgar. The recovery of Scatha's hoard lead to a conflict with dwarves and Fram died in the feud. Fram's descendents include ÉowynMerry Brandybuck received a horn from Scatha's hoard as a gift from Éowyn.

Scatha the Worm, very young Black Dragon, Age: ~100, Desolation: Shadowmarsh, Lair: Dorian's Cave, Armor Class: 2 [17], Hit Dice: 8, Hit Points: 8, Attacks: claw/claw/bite (1d6/1d6/1d6), Special: Spits acid (8 damage, area 60ft by 5ft), Move: 12 (24 when flying), Spells (2): Sleep, Hold Portal.

10 Skeletons, Armor Class: 7 [12] with shield, Hit Dice: 1, Hit Points: 6, 5, 4, 4, 3, 3, 3, 2, 2, 1, Attacks: sword (1d6), Move: 12.

* Thanks to Dyson for this excellent map.

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