FREQUENCY: Uncommon

NO. APPEARING: 3-18

ARMOR CLASS: 3

MOVE: 1"

HIT DICE: 1-4 (1 = Small, 2 = Medium,
3 = Large, 4 = Largest)

% IN LAIR: Nil

TREASURE TYPE: Nil

NO. OF ATTACKS: 1

DAMAGE/ATTACK: by size

SPECIAL ATTACKS: 95% likely to surprise

SPECIAL DEFENSES: Nil

INTELLIGENCE: Non-

ALIGNMENT: Neutral

SIZE: S to M

(Largest)

HIT DICE: 3

NO. OF ATTACKS: 1 ~ 15

DAMAGE/ATTACK: 4-24

SIZE: M

X.P. VALUE: III | 60 + 4

(Large)

HIT DICE: 3

NO. OF ATTACKS: 1 ~ 16

DAMAGE/ATTACK: 3-18

SIZE: S

X.P. VALUE: II | 35 + 3

(Medium)

HIT DICE: 2

NO. OF ATTACKS: 1 ~ 16

DAMAGE/ATTACK: 2-12

SIZE: M

X.P. VALUE: I | 20 + 2

(Small)

HIT DICE: 3

NO. OF ATTACKS: 1 ~ 19

DAMAGE/ATTACK: 1-6

SIZE: M

X.P. VALUE: I | 10 + 1

Piercers inhabit caves,
caverns, and similar subterranean places. With their

stoney outer casing these monsters are indistinguishable
from stalactites

found on cave roofs. They are attracted by noise &&
heat, and when a

living creature passes beneath their position above they
will drop upon it

in order to kill and devour it. Larger varieties will
be found with smaller

ones.

The size of a piercer is equal to its HD, and there is
an equal

probability of a piercer being 1,2,3, or 4 dice in size.
The largest piercer is

about 6' long, 1' base diameter, and weighs 500 pounds.

<

HD |
Length |
Diameter |
Weight (#) |

1 | 1.5' | 0.25' | 125 |

2 | 3' | 0.5' | 250 |

3 | 4.5' | 0.75 | 375 |

4 | 6' | 1' | 500 |