Hydra

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Reptiles
Threat level 5
Hydra
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Basic statistics
Disposition Hostile
Armor Class A3
Pain Sensitivity 25%
Max Blood 60
Agility -1
Limb groups
HEAD 5 heads - 30 HP
BODY Body - 210 HP
LIMB 4 legs - 60 HP
EXTREMITY 1 tail - 60 HP
WEAK POINTS 10 eyes (2 per head)
Secondary statistics
Skeleton type Has bones.png
Can use Weapons/LBE? No box.png
Can use Clothing and armor? No box.png


The hydra is a creature belonging to the Reptiles category.


Attacks and techniques

This creature has three attacks: Poison bite, Claws and Tail strike.

Poison bite

Damage type Range MAPT IS LDV Pain (C1) Pain (C2) Pain (A1) Pain (A2) Pain (A3) Pain (A4) Pain (A5)
Sharp Melee 10 14 +2 25% 23% 20% 16% 13% 6% 1%

Claws

Damage type Range MAPT IS LDV Pain (C1) Pain (C2) Pain (A1) Pain (A2) Pain (A3) Pain (A4) Pain (A5)
Sharp Melee 2 9 +1 33% 30% 26% 21% 17% 8% 2%

Tail strike

Damage type Range MAPT IS LDV Pain (C1) Pain (C2) Pain (A1) Pain (A2) Pain (A3) Pain (A4) Pain (A5)
Blunt Melee 2 18 +1 48% 43% 38% 31% 24% 12% 2%


Other information

Creature traits:

  • Multiple heads: The effects of limb damage to the HEAD limb group are calculated based on the head with the highest HP. In practice, this means that this creature will not die if one of its heads has been disabled or severed, as long as it still possesses at least one remaining healthy head.


Overview

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The hydra is a terrifying reptilian creature, armed with five heads and necks, each connected to a large reptilian body with 4 legs and one tail. With its heads fully extended, a hydra is approximately 8 feet tall when standing (from heads to hind claws), and roughly 11 feet long from head to tail. These massive creatures weigh 1200 to 1500 pounds on average (0.54 to 0.68 metric tons), rivaling adult dragons in overall dimensions. The colors of a hydra's scales vary greatly, practically spanning the entire color spectrum, with many individuals being multicolored and sporting completely unique color patterns.

Like the independent heads of a two-headed serpent, each of the heads of a hydra is capable of moving and acting independently. Although all five heads seem to (somehow) control their body, each is in control of their own neck. Each hydra appears to have a "dominant" or "control" head, which seems to be responsible for important decision-making. This "control" head then orders the remaining four heads, termed "follower" heads, which simply perform the tasks thought by the control head. This allows for greater coordination of what would be 5 different minds and instincts in a single body, and is what allows the hydra to perform impressive coordinates feats.

The hydra is capable of defending itself with its claws, its tail, or the natural defenses that its armored, bullet-resistant scales provide, but by far the most dangerous ability of the hydra is their capability to perform synchronized, coordinated bite attacks. Each head is armed with venom sacs and sharp fangs, and at its fastest this creature is capable of performing up to 2 bites per second, taking less than 5 seconds to deliver a dose of venom lethal to a human.

In one word, hydras are extremely lethal, capable of instantly killing unprepared adventurers. Certain hydras are capable of racking up a very high sapient kill count, and because each hydra has a relatively unique appearance, it is customary to give a name to a hydra that has killed at least 10 people. The life expectancy of a hydra is unknown, with certain named individuals having lived for well over 150 years, further contributing to each individual creature's personal legend.

The most lethal hydra in history was a male individual nicknamed Pinky Five-Brains. Pinky Five-Brains was originally known as just Pinky, and was a pinkish colored hydra who lived during late Era 6, and is believed to have killed over 300 sapients and committed rampages in three different settlements of the Central Zone (notably, Twinleaf City in Hexema of E6-670, Littleton in Duplima of E6-671, and Intersection 10 later the same year, in the month of Nonama). This hydra was notorious and never killed, instead seemingly disappearing from the UA after 19 months of rampaging across the UA. It is believed that the creature fled north after the last rampage; their current whereabouts unknown. After its final rampage and a lack of confirmed sightings, Pinky's legend solidified, gaining the title of Five-Brains, attributing his impressive kill count and his ability to evade retribution to genius intellect.

If you are in an area where hydras have been sighted, consider fleeing immediately if you spot one. Only the most well-prepared and well-equipped of adventurers should take on these fearsome creatures.