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By jhubertjhubert

The Snake-Swan is a common waterfowl inhabiting the lakes of the Southwest. Their bodies greatly resemble that of a swan, but its elongated neck and head take the form of a snake, which can easily reach twice the length of the body. The most common varieties have body sizes of up to three feet, with neck lengths of twice that amount. Usually they prey on fish, with the snake head diving deep below the water level while the body stays on the surface. However, they also go after smaller creatures that maintain burrows in the ground or nest in tree trunks, as their long necks allow them to reach spaces that are difficult to search for many other predators. They are a frequent hazard to chicken coops of fishing villages, although their habit of swallowing their prey whole sometimes causes them to get stuck in fences. They are not generally dangerous to humans, although if startled or threatened they will defend themselves with their poisonous bite.

Essence: 1; Willpower: 3; Join Battle: 6 dice
Health Levels: -0/-1x2/-2x2/-4/Incap.
Actions: Fly: 4 dice; Senses: 6 dice; Threaten: 5 dice; Wriggle Neck Through Small Spaces: 7 dice
Resolve 2, Guile 2

Attack (bite): 5 dice (damage 3 and poison when decisive, damage 2i/round, duration 3 rounds, -2 penalty).
Combat Movement: 4 dice
Evasion 2, Parry 2
Soak/Hardness: 2/0


Sharp Sight: The snake-swan applies the double 9s rule on all Perception-based rolls made using sight.

Notes: This creature is very loosely based on the description of the Thai creature Nark Puggsin.

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