Monster Stat #4: the bandersnatch (from Adventurers #80) frequency very rare # appearing 1 climate/terrain Underdark movement 12" armor class 0 HD 13 thac0 7 # of attacks 2 + 1 (claw/claw + bite) damage/attack 2-16/2-16 + 5-40 poison bite special attacks mauling special defenses immune to poisons magic resistance 40% intelligence Very alignment Chaotic Evil size L (8') The bandersnatch was the first of many strange creatures that the Adventurers encountered in the Underdark. Towering a full eight feet in height, the monster was basically a big mouth with arms and legs. The thing's maw was large enough to swallow a dwarf or halfling, and was filled with long, sharp fangs. Its body was covered in thick brown fur, and it drooled green slime and babbled incoherently the whole time the party fought it. The bandersnatch had long, powerful arms, tipped with razor- sharp talons. It attacked by swiping at foes with these, and on any successful hit with a roll of 18-20, the victim was dragged to the bandersnatch's mouth, where additional mauling was then suffered. The green slime which the monster drooled was highly toxic (-4 on saves) and, as might be expected, the thing was totally immune to poisons of any kind. Worse still, the creature's incessant babbling was sufficiently strange that foes suffered a -3 penalty to hit and damage while fighting it. For the most part, the ecology of the bandersnatch remains a mystery. Its natural environment and social habits are largely unknown; it appears to wander forlorn places like the Underdark according to its own pursuits.