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Reference Book: Star Wars Saga Edition Threats of the Galaxy

Affiliations: Beasts

Dragonsnake

The Dragonsnake is one of the deadliest predators found on Dagobah. It is a swift but patient hunter, lying motionless for hours, waiting for prey to come within range. When prey approaches, it lunges forward in the water and either engulfs the target with its large mouth or grabs it with its two clawed forelimbs and drags it underwater. Although slow-moving creatures on land, Dragonsnakes move with surprising swiftness when they attack in the water. They are exceptionally silent swimmers and excel at gliding silently forward in the water until they come within striking range. Dragonsnakes can swallow whole any Small or smaller creatures, but must rend and tear larger prey in order to consume it. They are solitary hunters; each beast claims a single lake, bay, or other moderately large body of water as its territory. Because they must come ashore to lay their eggs, Dragonsnakes always make their lairs fairly close to shore.

Dragonsnake Encounters Edit

Dragonsnakes are voracious but not exceptionally bright predators. As a result, they regularly attack anything of Medium or smaller size that comes close. Most Dragonsnakes lie in wait within a few yards of the shoreline. so that they can lunge forward, stretching out their long forelimbs and necks and literally snatch their unsuspecting prey from the shore and drag it underwater. Here, most prey is helpless to resist the Dragonsnake's attacks.

Dragonsnakes have been known to attack literally anything that moves, including small Droids, large pieces of wind-blown trash, or even tent flaps blowing in the wind. They swiftly spit out objects that prove indigestible and can do so with surprising force. They are also intensely territorial, defending their lakes or bays against both others of their own kind and against any other large predators, or anything that they perceive to be a large predator. They will not attack any creature of Large or larger size on the shore, but they attack any creature or object of Huge or smaller size that travels through, under, or a yard or two above the surface of their watery domain and attempt to drive these intruders away. As a result, they occasionally attack Landspeeders and even low-flying Starships.

 Dragonsnake Statistics (CL 12) Edit

Large Beast 13

Initiative: +12; Senses: Low-Light Vision, Perception +13

Defenses Edit

Reflex Defense: 14 (Flat-Footed: 13), Fortitude Defense: 15, Will Defense: 12

Hit Points: 136, Damage Threshold: 20

Offense Edit

Speed: 6 Squares (Walking), 12 Squares (Swimming)

Melee: Claw (2) +16 (1d6+13)

Melee: Bite +16 (1d8+13)

Fighting Space: 2x2 Squares; Reach: 1 Square

Base Attack Bonus: +9, Grab: +21

Attack Options: Ambush, Cleave, Power Attack

Species Traits: Ambush, Low-Light Vision

Base Stats Edit

Abilities: Strength 24, Dexterity 12, Constitution 20, Intelligence 2, Wisdom 14, Charisma 10

Feats: Cleave, Power Attack, Skill Training (Perception), Skill Training (Stealth), Toughness

Skills: Initiative +12, Perception +13, Stealth +7

Abilities Edit

Ambush: A Dragonsnake deals an extra 2d6 points of damage with its Natural Weapons against a Flat-Footed opponent.

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