Lesser Serpent Golem, Rattle-snake

Family: Golems

Medium construct, neutral good

Armor Class 16 (natural armor)
Hit Points 52 (7d8 + 21)
Speed 30 ft., swim 30 ft.

12 (+1) 16 (+3) 16 (+3) 10 (+0) 10 (+0) 14 (+2)

Skills Diplomacy +4, Performance +4, Perception +2
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities exhaustion, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 12
Languages Common
Challenge 3 (700 XP)


  • Constructed Nature. The golem doesn’t require air, food, drink, or sleep.


  • Constrict. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d6 + 3) bludgeoning damage, and the target is grappled (escape DC 13). Until this grapple ends, the target is restrained, and the serpent can’t constrict another target.


Rattle-snakes are created by the sea fairies to amuse their children while they are away. Rattle-snakes are often the companions of the much larger A-B-sea serpents and follow them upstream when on vacation.

This large serpent is at least two hundred feet long and made entirely of blocks of wood. On each block is a letter of the alphabet. The head is a huge square block with a serpent’s face and long, curling, tape-measure tongue.

Serpent golems were created by sea fairies to entertain and teach their children.

Greater serpent golems, sometimes known as A-B-sea serpents, are employed in the nursery of the sea fairies to teach their children letters. Once a year, the A-B-sea serpent takes a vacation with the rattlesnake to swim upriver.

Lesser serpent golems, also known as rattle-snakes, consist of hundreds of rattles, wood, celluloid, and rubber, fastened together with wires. Every time it moves, the rattles tinkle.

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