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| Science experiments|
Threat level 3
|HEAD||Head - 4 HP|
|BODY||Body - 30 HP|
|Can use Weapons/LBE?|
|Can use Clothing and armor?|
The scaleworm is a creature belonging to the Science experiments category.
Attacks and techniques
This creature has one attack: Bite.
|Damage type||Range||MAPT||IS||LDV||Pain (C1)||Pain (C2)||Pain (A1)||Pain (A2)||Pain (A3)||Pain (A4)||Pain (A5)|
- Inaccurate attack. The creature using this attack gains FT+1.
| This article or section contains lore-related information.|
Though not strictly necessary for playing the game, you are encouraged to read this section if you wish to have a better understanding of the game's universe.
Certain creatures in the Mazes are the result of past scientific experiments that have, for one reason or another, either gone wrong or been released into the Uncivilized Area, where they proceeded to "go native" and become one of the many species of creatures inhabiting the UA.
Scaleworms are genetically modified slipworms, engineered to bear natural armor in the form of hard, chitinous scales. These scales are bullet-resistant and cover the entirety of the creature's body, including head and underbelly, providing total all-around protection. Curiously, this extra weight and armor appears to have no effect on the creature's mobility. A scaleworm has roughly the same agility as a regular, unarmored slipworm.
The modifications to their bodies also included longer, sharper teeth which seem to leave deeper tracks into chewed wood, as well as cause more serious wounds. If slipworms are considered pests, scaleworms are thought of as more serious nuisances, which can turn into significant threats when they band together and invade civilized areas, in large part due to their natural armor.
To dispose of a scaleworm, use of armor-piercing ammunition is highly recommended.