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    Ogre in the Playground
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    Default Creatures of Terra Australis

    The Taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus)


    Medium Animal
    Hit Dice:
    6d8+12 (39 hp)
    Initiative: +7
    Speed: 30 ft., climb 30 ft., swim 30 ft.
    Armor Class: 16 (+3 Dex, +3 natural), touch 13, flat-footed 13
    Base Attack/Grapple: +4/+5
    Attack: Bite +7 melee (1d4+1 plus poison)
    Full Attack: Bite +7 melee (1d4+1 plus poison)
    Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft.
    Special Attacks: Poison
    Special Qualities: Low-light vision, scent
    Saves: Fort +7, Ref +7, Will +3
    Abilities: Str 13, Dex 16, Con 14, Int 1, Wis 13, Cha 2
    Skills: Acrobatics +12, Climb +12, Perception +12, Stealth +15, Swim +12
    Feats: Ability Focus (poison)B, Improved Initiative, Skill Focus (Perception), Stealthy, Weapon FinesseB
    Environment: Any; variable terrain, prefers temperate forests
    Organization: Solitary
    Challenge Rating: 3
    Advancement: 7-12 HD (Large)

    Poison (Ex) Bite—injury; save Fort DC 17; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect 1d6 Con drain and paralyzed for 6 rounds; cure 1 save.

    Relatively recently discovered by enterprising scholars, the Fierce Snake - so called perhaps due to its striking colouration - does not live up to its bestowed appellation.

    This dangerously venomous snake possesses a shy and rather reclusive disposition and only favours attacking its aggressor only if provoked, injecting a lethal mixture of neurotoxins capable of stopping the heart in minutes.

    Fond of frogs, other amphibians, small mammals, rodents and birds, the taipan prefers to lurk within reedy bushes near watering holes to lure its prey into ambuscades. Its potent venom quickly stifling vain attempts at escape.

    A taipan averages 1.8 metres (5.9 ft) in length, although larger specimens can reach lengths of 2.5 metres (8.2 ft.).
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    Troll in the Playground

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    Thumbs up Re: Creatures of Terra Australis

    Very nice :-). I assume this is a Pathfinder edition rather than 3.5 (you should mention that).

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