Roa'ter wormling

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Roa'ter wormling
Level 24
Family Roa'ter family creatures
Body Type Worm
Area(s) Found Zaerthu Tunnels
BCS Yes
HP
Speed
Attack Attributes
Physical Attacks
Charge 197 AS
Combat Maneuvers
Burrow
Defense Attributes
Armor
 ? ASG
Defensive Strength (DS)
Melee
Ranged
Bolt
Unarmed Defense Factor
UDF
Target Defense (TD)
Bard Base 78
Cleric Base
Empath Base
Paladin Base
Ranger Base
Sorcerer Base
Wizard Base
Minor Elemental 82
Major Elemental
Minor Spiritual
Major Spiritual
Minor Mental
Treasure Attributes
Coins Yes
Gems Yes
Magic Items Yes
Boxes Yes
Skin None
Other

This large worm seems to be not quite fully grown, and yet it still is a massive creature around fifteen feet long. Though young it possesses great strength and moves quickly about. Light red in color, it seems to have no eyes, but its keen sense of smell quickly finds targets.

Hunting strategies

Like their fully grown counterparts, roa'ter wormlings execute a potentially dangerous burrowing attack and cannot be stunned. While burrowed, the wormlings also appear to stalk adventurers, following them from room to room...watch for the 'rumbling' in the ground, you'll know then it's following you. Casting Minor Sanctuary (213) or Song of Peace (1011), or hiding (if one is good at it) and waiting for the roa'ter to surface is a safe way to avoid being attacked if you see them burrow.

These thing will also come up from the ground unannounced...no rumbling, no nothing. Just 'there' suddenly. I'm a rogue with great dex, agility and reflexes and got killed by this thing this way. If you hear it's 'rumbling', you can sometimes survive it's explosion from the ground or get only injured and not die.

Unlike fully-grown roa'ters, it is not clear whether the wormlings are large enough to eat adventurers.

Other information

A wormling burrows:

A roa'ter wormling suddenly lurches into the air, then dives straight into the floor with amazing force!
In a few seconds, it has buried itself so deeply you can no longer see any part of the wormling, however you can still feel the vibrations of its violent departure.

The sounds of a wormling underground:

You feel the ground shake violently and hear something move from deep underneath you.

A wormling fails a burrow maneuver attack:

Dirt and rock explode from the floor beneath Chalcedony as a roa'ter wormling erupts from underground and crashes onto the surface!
Rocks and dirt pelt Chalcedony as she is thrown into the air!
Chalcedony makes a stunning maneuver in the air avoiding the majority of the debris and landing upright!

A wormling succeeds in its burrowing attack:

Dirt and rock explode from the floor beneath Chalcedony as a roa'ter wormling erupts from underground and crashes onto the surface!
Rocks and dirt pelt Chalcedony as she is thrown into the air!
Chalcedony manages to right herself in the air and lands upright, but some of the heavier debris strikes her!
   ... 10 points of damage!
   Strike to head reddens cheekbone.
   She is stunned!

References

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