Spider, Tarantella


7’ long, hairy hunting spiders that resemble tarantulas. Magical in nature.

Armour Class 5 [14]
Hit Dice 4* (18hp)
Attacks 1 × bite (1d8 + poison)
THAC0 16 [+3]
Movement 120’ (40’)
Saving Throws D12 W13 P14 B15 S16 (2)
Morale 8
Alignment Neutral
XP 125
Number Appearing 1d3 (1d3)
Treasure Type U

  • Poison: Save vs poison or dance for 2d6 turns (suffering from painful, jerking spasms that resemble a macabre dance).
  • Onlookers: Viewers of one affected by the poison must save versus spells or begin dancing in the same fashion, for as long as the poisoned victim.
  • Dancing: Those affected suffer a -4 penalty to attack rolls and AC. After 5 turns of dancing, they become exhausted: fall to the ground, helpless.

See Spider, Giant for more information.