|This brown spider’s body is fist-sized, yet its long, spindly legs and oversized fangs make it appear quite fearsome.
Already a tiny creature, the drain spider has the ability to compress its legs and body even further, allowing it to lurk in pipes, niches, and (its favorite hideout) sink or tub drains with ease. The sewers below Korvosa are infested with drain spiders in certain places. In the wild, drain spiders prefer to hunt in swamps or along river banks, but they have adapted readily to urban life in Korvosa and now infest numerous nooks and crannies in the city’s lowerclass quarters, particularly along the waterfronts.
A variant of the drain spider, known as the shingle spider, exists in Korvosa as well. Shingle spiders dwell in the upper reaches of the city, particularly enjoying the chimneys and gutters of abandoned buildings as a place to make their nests. Shingle spiders retain the drain spider’s water skating ability, although they rarely have the opportunity to use it.
The spiders use 2 venoms, to consume a victim they use their spider venom as listed, Without the paralytic effect. To incapacitate their prey they use the following:
Drain Spider Poison
Price 1 sp
Application: Injection, requires only a small cut
Onset time: instant
Duration: 4 rounds
Conditions: If not resisted, the victim takes 1 point loss to STR per round.If a victim reaches 0 STR they collapse.
Treatment: 1 save or Antivenom or magical treatment only.
Water Skating A drain spider can move on the surface of calm water as if it were on land. A drain spider swimming at the water’s surface can pull itself on top of the water with a successful Climb check.
You can strike foes that would normally be out of reach. You can increase the reach of your melee attacks by 1 step until the end of your turn by taking a –10 penalty to your attack. You also cannot evade until your next turn. You must decide to use this ability before any attacks are made.