Val	CHA	Cost	Roll	Notes
45	STR	35	18-	Lift 12.8 tons; 9d6 HTH Damage [4]
10	DEX	0	11-	OCV:  3/DCV:  3
30	CON	40	15-
20	BODY	20	13-
4	INT	-6	10-	PER Roll 10-
3	EGO	-14	10-	ECV:  1
30	PRE	20	15-	PRE Attack:  6d6
0	COM	-5	9-

16	PD	5		Total:  16 PD (2 rPD)
11	ED	3		Total:  11 ED (2 rED)
2	SPD	0		Phases:  6, 12
15	REC	0
60	END	0
60	STUN	2		Total Characteristic Cost:  100

Movement:	Running:	6"/12"
		Leaping:	0"
		Swimming:	2"/4"
		Tunneling:	3"/6"

Cost	Powers & Skills
80	Bite:  HKA 2 1/2d6 (4 1/2d6 w/STR), Area Of Effect (One Hex; +1/2), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2)
22	Stinger:  HKA 1d6 (2d6 w/STR), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2)
72	Lethal Venom:  Drain CON 4d6, Delayed Return Rate (5 Points per Hour; +1), NND (defense is 
	appropriate LS: Immunity; +1); 	Extra Time (onset time begins 1 Turn after victim is bitten, -1 1/4), 
	4 Charges (-1), HKA Must Do Body (-1/2), Gradual Effect (4 Minutes; 1d6/1 Minute; -1/2), Linked 
	(RKA; -1/2) plus RKA 5d6, NND (defense is appropriate LS: Immunity; +1), Does BODY (+1); 
	Extra Time (onset time begins 1 Turn after victim is bitten, -1 1/4), 4 Charges (-1), No Range (-1/2), 
	HKA Must Do Body (-1/2), Gradual Effect (4 Minutes; 1d6/4 Turns; -1/2), [4]
6	Thick Hide:  Armor (2 PD/2 ED)
40	Invulnerable:  Physical Damage Reduction, Resistant, 50%; STUN Only (-1/2) plus 
	Energy Damage Reduction, Resistant, 50%; STUN Only (-1/2)
14	Heavy:  Knockback Resistance -7"
18	Burrowing:  Tunneling 3" through 4 DEF material, END 2
17	Sense Vibrations:  Detect Vibrations 14- (Touch Group), Increased Arc Of Perception (360 Degrees), Range
5	Heat Vision:  Infrared Perception (Sight Group)
17	Reach:  Stretching 4", Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2); Always Direct (-1/4), No Noncombat 
	Stretching (-1/4), No Velocity Damage (-1/4)

8	Quicker Than It Looks:  +4 with Stinger

Total Powers & Skill Cost:  299
Total Cost:  399

75+	Disadvantages
5	Physical Limitation:  Cannot Leap (Infrequently, Slightly Impairing)
10	Physical Limitation:  Huge, up to eight times human size (50' long, 28,000  pounds) (Frequently, 
	Slightly Impairing)
20	Physical Limitation:  Instinctive Intelligence (All the Time, Greatly Impairing)
15	Physical Limitation:  Very Limited Manipulation (Frequently, Greatly Impairing)
15	Psychological Limitation:  Always Hungry (Common, Strong)
259	Experience Points

Total Disadvantage Points:  399
Purple Worm

Ecology: Purple worms are subterranean creatures. They burrow through the ground devouring anything organic they can find, and leaving tunnels 3-6' in diameter. When the worm returns to its lair, it will purge itself of anything inorganic it may have eaten, such as mineral deposits. In such a lair—which is usually a fairly large cavern dug out of the surrounding earth, one can often find up to a dozen eggs, or immature worms ranging in size from 5 feet long to over 20 feet. Worm lairs are often raided by umber hulks, who prize the tender young as food.

There are rumors of sand-dwelling worms that reach almost unimaginable lengths. Stories have also been told of worms that grow so large as to riddle an entire world with their tunnels.

Personality/Motivation: Normal animal motivations. The intelligence of a purple worm is virtually nonexistent and they are driven only by the desire to feed and propagate the species.

Powers/Tactics: A purple worm will attack by biting, its large mouth more than enough to swallow a small target whole. If given enough room, it will bring it's stinger into action, striking at the largest (or most annoying) target first. In wounded or heavily out numbered, a purple worm will try to flee by burrowing.

Appearance: A purple worm is an immense (50' long or more) worm that's—as it's name implies—a dark purple color. Their mouth is a gaping maw filled with many sharp teeth, while their long tails end in a large stinger. Although not very intelligent, they are very hungry, and hence can be very dangerous.

Designer's Notes: The purple worm is a fairly simple creature, at least with regards with what it can do. Like many AD&D creatures, it can swallow a target whole. Naturally Game Masters should feel free to further customize this creature as they see fit.

Purple Worm Hero Designer File

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