Purple Worm

From OSE SRD

Gigantic, slimy worms with bodies 100’ long and 8–10’ thick. Bore tunnels through the earth and come to the surface to eat other creatures.


Armour Class 6 [13]
Hit Dice 15* (67hp)
Attacks 1 × bite (2d8), 1 × sting (1d8 + poison)
THAC0 9 [+10]
Movement 60’ (20’)
Saving Throws D8 W9 P10 B10 S12 (8)
Morale 10
Alignment Neutral
XP 2,300
Number Appearing 1d2 (1d4)
Treasure Type D

  • Swallow whole: A bite attack roll of 20, or 4 or more than the target number required, indicates that a human-sized (or smaller) victim is swallowed. Inside the worm’s belly: suffer 3d6 damage per round (until the worm dies); may attack with sharp weapons at –4 to hit; body digested in 6 turns after death.
  • Poison: Causes death (save vs poison).
  • In restricted spaces: May not always be able to bite and sting at once.