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ASTRAL WYRM
Created 1981 ("Evyrn"), revised 1988

FREQUENCY: Rare in Astral Plane only
NO. APPEARING: 1
ARMOR CLASS: -2
MOVE: 32"
HIT DICE: 14-16
% IN LAIR: nil
TREASURE TYPE: nil
NO. OF ATTACKS: 1
DAMAGE: Special
SPECIAL ATTACKS: See below
SPECIAL DEFENSES: nil
MAGIC RESISTANCE: 120%
INTELLIGENCE: High
ALIGNMENT: N
SIZE: L (100'+ long)
PSIONIC ABILITY: 300
-- ATTACK/DEFENSE MODES: ALL/ALL
LEVEL/XP: IX / 3000 + 18/hp

Seen only in the Astral Plane, the great Astral Wyrm is a beast very interested in openings to other planes, and the visitors which might emerge from them. The Wyrm has a great contempt for intruders into its realm. The beast's greatest joy is using its blasting breath to repel anyone attempting to enter a portal into his Plane. This blast is similar to a GUST OF WIND spell, only much more powerful, with a range of 500 feet and a 45-degree arc. This tornado-like whirlwind can repel a humanoid 100 times the distance in feet as the Wyrm has hit points. Obviously, collisions and other accidents can occur when this happens!

Anyone unaffected by the huffing and puffing will be physically grabbed (no damage), so the Wyrm can stuff the intruder back whence it came. It will watch and wait for days and days after a conflict. If the characters can successfully reason with the beast, it would best be done during any initial confrontations, since after any repulsion, they'll just have to find another way in.

Passers-by in the Plane are assumed by the beast to belong there and aren't usually interposed by an Astral Wyrm, unless he recognizes them from a prior encounter...

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