An amphisbaena (æm-fis-BAY-na[1]) resembles a pit viper with instead of one head two of them at each end of its body. Alu-fiend

Physical description Edit

An amphisbaena's skin molts just like other snakes, and little horns above each eye helps it to shed its skin. The skin of an amphisbaena has the same variation as found in normal vipers.

Amphisbaene slither sideways just like other snakes. It can step up its pace of movement by grabbing its own head with the other, and rolling like a hoop.

Combat Edit

In combat amphisbaena's can use both heads when snapping at opponents simultaneously. It enables the monster to attack and defend at the same time. Its bite, when succesfully piercing the armor of its opponent, can transform flesh into stone.

Using this ability, an amphisbaena will attempt to bite its own head with the other upon impending death, so to turn itself into stone.

Location Edit

Sages have documented the hatching of a clutch of amphisbaenea some years ago in the town of Chariton in the Battledale. The townpeople were proven ignorant to the danger when the unattended amphisbaenae grew to immense proportions and slaughtered most of the town's inhabitants. Nowadays the town of Chariton is a ghost town. It is said that the amphisbaenae have left the town after they had depleted it as a source of food and have moved on to the forests near the Pool of Yeven, the Deeping Stream, and Lake Sember.


Further ReadingEdit


  1. Frank Mentzer (January 1985). “Ay pronunseeAYshun gyd”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #93 (TSR, Inc.), p. 25.