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Dragon, Lyngormr

Medium dragon, neutral evil

Armor Class 17 (natural armor)
Hit Points 38 (7d8 + 7)
Speed 30 ft., climb 20 ft., swim 20 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
15 (+2) 12 (+1) 13 (+1) 14 (+2) 11 (+0) 13 (+1)

Saving Throws Dexterity +3, Constitution +3, Wisdom +2, Charisma +3
Skills Arcana +4, Deception +3, History +4, Insight +2, Perception +2, Persuasion +3, Stealth +3
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities poisoned, prone
Senses darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 12
Languages Common, Draconic
Challenge 2 (450 XP)

Special Traits

  • Amphibious. The lyngormr can breathe air and water.

Actions

  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d10 + 2) piercing damage plus 3 (1d6) poison damage.
  • Constrict. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one Medium or smaller creature. Hit: 9 (2d6 + 2) bludgeoning damage. The target is grappled (escape DC 12) if the lyngormr isn’t already constricting a creature, and the target is restrained until this grapple ends.
  • Poison Breath (Recharge 5-6). The lyngormr exhales poisonous gas in a 15-foot cone. Each creature in that area must make a DC 11 Constitution saving throw, taking 21 (6d6) poison damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

About

This long, worm-like dragon has no limbs to speak of but a glittering intelligence in its eyes speaks to how deadly it still is.

Lyngormr dragons are creatures created from a curse; their lust for gold poisons them figuratively and literally.

The dragons are known for poisoning everything nearby, destroying it so that none may approach, and then spitting poison at those who dare attack it directly.

A Cursed Beginning. Most lyngormr hail from the roots of Yggdrassil. It is said that if a vulture tastes the corpse of a creature of Helheim, the spirit of a lyngormr inhabits its eggs. Still others can become so greedy that the lyngormr spirit bonds with them.

Yggdrassil’s Bane. The curse that afflicts lyngormr can even afflict vulture eggs; what at first looks like a gold serpent grows rapidly to adult size until it can consume an ox a day. Lyngormr never stop growing, and it is believed that given enough food they can grow to enormous size, large enough to even encircle the world (Jormungandr).

The efficacy of their poison increases as they grow, such that the bite of an ancient lyngormr can even kill gods.

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