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Crocodile Tree
Posted on Fri, June 06, 2008 by Dongul
wolfsire writes "Just one more reason to avoid the Jungle … the Crocodile Tree, an Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st Edition monster.

Crocodile Tree
By: wolfsire

Corcodile Tree
FREQUENCY: Very Rare
NO. APPEARING: 1-3
ARMOR CLASS: 4
MOVE: 3”//12”
HIT DICE: 6+2
% IN LAIR: 90%
TREASURE TYPE: Nil
NO. OF ATTACKS: 1
DAMAGE/ATTACK: 6-15

SPECIAL ATTACKS: Surprise 1-4
SPECIAL DEFENSE: Nil
MAGIC RESISTANCE: Standard
INTELLIGENCE: Animal
ALIGNMENT: Neutral
SIZE: L
PSIONIC ABILITY: Nil
ATTACK/DEFENSE MODES: Nil
LEVEL/X.P. VALUE: 475+8/hp

Crocodile trees are large reptiles that take advantage of the hunting strategy used by numerous types of carnivorous plants. That is, they pretend to be completely harmless, only to launch a vicious surprise attack upon their victims at an opportune moment. The greenish-brown scales in their trunk, or torso region, appear as bark. Their reddish-green leafy tails are rubbery and scale-less. When lying in wait, they bury their heads under water, vegetation, soil, or similar concealment. They are pseudo-amphibious and capable of sufficient breathing through their hides when in a dormant state awaiting prey. These animals are indigenous to the swamps and jungles of the Amedio and Hepmonaland regions. Some say they are the product of Olman eco-manipulation, but this has yet to be proven. A few, singly, have been found in the Hool Marshes and the Vast Swamp.



Note:
The image was adapted from a tracing, broadly available from different sources on the internet, but specifically from here, http://www.mesoweb.com/pari/publications/RT10/Creation.pdf, of a Mayan stone carving representing the “world tree.”
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Re: Crocodile Tree (Score: 1)
by Ghul on Fri, June 06, 2008
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Brilliant! :)



Re: Crocodile Tree (Score: 1)
by Julian_Grimm on Sat, June 07, 2008
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Lovely. Can't wait to use this.



Re: Crocodile Tree (Score: 1)
by Wolfsire on Sat, June 07, 2008
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glad you liked it

i think that is the fastest post turn around ever, what 2 days



Re: Crocodile Tree (Score: 1)
by chaoticprime on Mon, June 16, 2008
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My wife is an outstanding artist, painter, colorist, and miniature painter, and I could likely get her to draw a picture of this fantastic critter.  Would you like it to be Eril Otis style, or perhaps Jeff Easley style, or give it a pair of dynamite knockers and make it Vallejo style?



Re: Crocodile Tree (Score: 1)
by Wolfsire on Sun, May 03, 2009
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What happened to the image?




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