Purple Worm


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.