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Linnorm, Taiga

Taiga Linnorm Creature19

Uncommon CE Gargantuan Dragon

Senses Perception +33; darkvision, scent (imprecise) 60 feet, true seeing

Languages Aklo, Draconic, Sylvan

Skills Acrobatics +33, Athletics +37, Stealth +35

Str +10, Dex +6, Con +8, Int -2, Wis +6, Cha +7

AC 44; Fort +35, Ref +31, Will +29; +1 status to all saves vs. magic HP 385, regeneration 15 (deactivated by cold iron); Immunities curse, electricity, paralyzed, sleep; Weaknesses cold iron 15

Curse of Endless Storms (curse, electricity, primal) When a creature slays a taiga linnorm, it must succeed at a DC 46 Will save or permanently gain weakness 20 to electricity.

Spines Any creature that makes a melee attack against a taiga linnorm is stabbed by the taiga linnorm’s spines and takes 1d6 piercing damage per attack. A melee weapon with reach protects the user against these spines.

Attack of Opportunity [reaction] Tail only.

Speed 40 feet, fly 100 feet, swim 50 feet; freedom of movement

Melee [one-action] jaws +37 (magical, reach 25 feet), Damage 4d12+18 piercing plus taiga linnorm venom

Melee [one-action] claw +37 (agile, magical, reach 25 feet), Damage 4d8+18 slashing

Melee [one-action] tail +37 (agile, magical, reach 30 feet), Damage 5d6+18 bludgeoning plus Improved Grab

Primal Innate Spells DC 41; Constant (9th) freedom of movement; (8th) true seeing

Breath Weapon [two-actions] (electricity, evocation, primal) The taiga linnorm breathes a 60-foot cone of electrified vapor, dealing 20d6 electricity damage to creatures in the area (DC 41 basic Reflex save). The electrified mist persists for 1d4 rounds, dealing 6d6 electricity damage (DC 41 basic Reflex save) to each creature that ends its turn in the mist. The taiga linnorm can’t use Breath Weapon again for 1d4 rounds.

Taiga Linnorm Venom (electricity, poison) Saving Throw DC 42 Fortitude; Maximum Duration 10 rounds; Stage 1 7d6 electricity damage and drained 1 (1 round); Stage 2 10d6 electricity damage and drained 2 (1 round)


Taiga linnorms are covered in hundreds of quill-like black spines as sharp as spears. Wise hunters native to linnorm-infested lands know to watch for spines stuck in the bark of conifers-a sure sign that a taiga linnorm has recently passed through. Sometimes this means of tracking isn’t enough to avoid an encounter, however; taiga linnorms, like their tarn and tor brethren, are skilled stalkers. They prefer to lurk in half-frozen bogs or swampy marshlands with their heads poking just above the

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