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Lindworm

Huge monstrosity, unaligned

Armor Class 17 (natural armor)
Hit Points 168 (16d12 + 64)
Speed 50 ft., swim 40 ft.

Str Dex Con Int Wis Cha
23 (+6) 16 (+3) 18 (+4) 7 (-2) 14 (+2) 12 (+1)

Skills Perception +6, Stealth +7
Damage Immunities cold
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 16
Languages Draconic
Challenge 11 (7,200 XP)
Proficiency Bonus +4

Special Traits

  • Amphibious. The lindworm can breathe air and water.

Actions

  • Multiattack. The lindworm makes two attacks: one with its bite and one to constrict.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +10 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 22 (3d10 + 6) piercing damage and 7 (2d6) cold damage.
  • Constrict. Melee Weapon Attack: +10 to hit, reach 5 ft., one Large or smaller creature. Hit: 17 (2d10 + 6) bludgeoning damage plus 11 (2d10) cold damage. The target is grappled (escape DC 16) if the lindworm isn’t already constricting a creature, and the target is restrained until this grapple ends.
  • Swallow. The lindworm makes one bite attack against a Medium or smaller target it is grappling. If the attack hits, the target is also swallowed, and the grapple ends. While swallowed, the target is blinded and restrained, it has total cover against attacks and other effects outside the lindworm, and it takes 21 (6d6) acid damage at the start of each of the lindworm’s turns. A lindworm can have only one creature swallowed at a time. If the lindworm takes 30 damage or more on a single turn from the swallowed creature, the lindworm must succeed on a DC 14 Constitution saving throw at the end of that turn or regurgitate the creature, which falls prone in a space within 10 feet of the lindworm. If the lindworm dies, a swallowed creature is no longer restrained by it and can escape from the corpse by using 15 feet of movement, exiting prone.

About

The lindworm is a wingless, serpentine, dragon-like monstrosity that dwells in deep arctic lakes and bays. It has white scales like a white dragon and a draconic head, but it only has two front legs with strong claws. It is wingless, with a back half that resembles a giant snake or serpent. It slithers through the water of across the ice and snow with surprising speed in pursuit of its prey.

Tales tell that lindworms were once a family of dwarves who offended the gods and, as punishment, were transformed into the vile monstrosities they are today. Whether or not this origin is true, lindworms are indeed fearsome creatures, striking any who enter their hunting grounds. They are known to hoard the bones and possessions of those that they have slain, as well as items found in the wrecks of vessels that have sunk in the icy waters of their homes.

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