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GARGANTUAN DRAGON
("Doomsday Beast")

Created 1982, Revised 1988

FREQUENCY: Very Rare
NO. APPEARING: 1
ARMOR CLASS: 4
MOVE: 36"
HIT DICE: 400hp
% IN LAIR: nil
TREASURE TYPE: nil
NO. OF ATTACKS: 1
DAMAGE: 20-200
SPECIAL ATTACKS: see below
SPECIAL DEFENSES: see below
MAGIC RESISTANCE: Standard
INTELLIGENCE: Non-
ALIGNMENT: variable magically
SIZE: XXL (1/4 mile long)
PSIONIC ABILITY: nil
CHANCE OF SPEAKING: 0%
CHANCE OF SPELL USE: 0%
CHANCE OF SLEEPING: 0%
LEVEL/XP: X / 21,700

Doomsday beasts are instruments of destruction, used by gods too busy to tear apart some little world. Believed to originate from the magicks of Melnibone, they only appear once every ten or twenty years. Their wake is recognized by a miles-wide devastation of flatted trees, structures, and tortured landscape.

When a Gargantuan Dragon is unleashed, it will engulf or otherwise destroy up to 50 square miles of land and life. In doing so, all these sluggish mostrosities have to do is just move around normally, crushing any idiot close enough to it, causing usually fatal damage. A save versus Paralysis halves any damage taken, but those trapped underneath bulk flesh of the beast will still suffocate within a few minutes anyway.

Only immense, violent explosions large enough to topple a mighty fortress will be enough to hurt, let alone kill one of these dragons, otherwise WISH-related spells should prove to be the only sort of magic capable of providing an escape from this nightmare.

For more relevant information about dragons make sure my little pages here aren't your only source! Subduing dragons, hit points per die related to size, and other special abilities of drakes are all outlined in detail in the good old MM1 and MM2.

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