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Stygian linnorms were a rare and dangerous species of linnorm native to the River Styx.[1]

Description[]

Stygian linnorms were massive, serpentine dragons without wings or hindlegs, with a pair of horns curling off of the crocodilian head. Their scales various shades of gray. The claws of the front legs, the only limbs linnorms had, were webbed.[1]

Personality[]

Stygian linnorms were avaricious, cruel, and arrogant.[1]

Abilities[]

Stygian linnorms had very keen eyesight in addition to both darkvision and blindsight. They were immune to magic that induced sleep or paralysis, damage caused by acid, and anything that effected the mind; they were naturally immune to the forgetfulness effects of the River Styx. Stygian linnorms were also venomous, and their breath weapon was simply- and horrifyingly- a 60‑foot-long (18‑meter) cone of acid and Styx water that both damaged and potentially feebleminded enemies.[1]

Additionally, Stygian linnorms had several spell-like abilities, able to cast fly and control water at will; dimension door, quickened enervation, feeblemind, and destruction each three times per day.[1]

Combat[]

Stygian linnorms preferred to open combat by using enervation on the most obviously dangerous enemy, immediately followed by either their breath weapon (if against a group) or destruction (if against a single foe). They then go into melee, saving their spell-like abilities for enemies mobile enough to stay out of reach. Stygian linnorms only fought to the death when protecting their treasure, otherwise, they fled using dimension door if severely injured.[1]

Ecology[]

Stygian linnorms were native to and almost never found outside of the River Styx. They were generally solitary, although mated pairs and family groups of up to six were not unknown. They were also known ally with other powerful entities, acting as guardians, although even then they were near-impossible to control.[1]

Stygian linnorms living away from the Styx enjoyed convincing lesser species, particularly ogres and trolls, that they are deities who deserved tribute.[1]

Iggwilv was known to keep a pair of enthralled Stygian linnorms as guardians of her manor in Hades.[2]

Appendix[]

References[]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Wolfgang Baur (August 2007). “Enemies of My Enemy”. In James Jacobs ed. Dungeon #149 (Paizo Publishing, LLC), pp. 84–85.
  2. Wolfgang Baur (August 2007). “Enemies of My Enemy”. In James Jacobs ed. Dungeon #149 (Paizo Publishing, LLC), p. 45.

Connections[]

The Family of Dragons

Metallic dragons: GoldSilverBronzeCopperBrassElectrumIronMercuryPlatinumSteel
Chromatic dragons: RedBlackBlueGreenWhiteBrownGrayPurplePinkYellow
Gem dragons: AmberAmethystBeljurilEmeraldSapphireTopazCrystalObsidianRuby
Lung dragons: Chiang lungLi lungLung wangPan lungShen lungT'ien lungTun mi lungYu lung
Planar dragons: AstralBattleBlightChaosEtherealHellfire wyrmHowlingMirageOceanusPyroclasticRadiantRustShadowStyxTarterian
Epic dragons: ForcePrismatic
Catastrophic dragons: Volcanic
Miscellaneous dragons: DzalmusMistRadiantRattelyrSongVishap
Draconic transformations: AirAscendantHidecarved


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