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Tor Linnorm

Tor linnorms dwell in the tallest volcanic mountains, either within natural formed caverns or within molten craters. A tor linnorm’s temper can be as hot and destructive as the magma the creature resembles.

Recall Knowledge - Dragon (Arcana): DC 44

Tor LinnormCreature 21

Source Bestiary pg. 227
Perception +37; darkvision, scent (imprecise) 60 feet, true seeing
Languages Aklo, Draconic, Sylvan
Skills Acrobatics +35, Athletics +40, Stealth +37
Str +11, Dex +8, Con +9, Int -1, Wis +8, Cha +9
AC 47, Fort +38, Ref +35, Will +33; +1 status to all saves vs. magic
HP 440 (regeneration 20 (deactivated by cold iron)); Immunities curse, fire, paralyzed, sleep; Weaknesses cold iron 15
Curse of Boiling Blood (curse, fire, primal) When a creature slays a tor linnorm, it must succeed at a DC 48 Will save or permanently gain weakness to fire 20 and slowed 1 from the agonizing pain it now endures at all times. As long as a character continues to suffer this curse, its slowed condition can never be reduced below slowed 1.
Lava Affinity A tor linnorm can breathe and swim freely while submerged in lava and magma.
Attack of Opportunity ReactionReaction Tail only.
Speed 35 feet, climb 35 feet, fly 100 feet, swim 60 feet; freedom of movement
Melee Single ActionSingle Action jaws +40 (reach 30 feet, magical), Damage 4d12+19 piercing plus tor linnorm venomMelee Single ActionSingle Action claw +40 (reach 30 feet, agile, magical), Damage 4d8+19 slashingMelee Single ActionSingle Action tail +40 (reach 30 feet, agile, magical), Damage 4d6+19 bludgeoning plus Improved GrabPrimal Innate Spells DC 44; Constant (9th) freedom of movement; (8th) true seeing
Breath Weapon Two ActionsTwo Actions (evocation, fire, primal) The tor linnorm expels a 60-foot cone of flame and ash dealing 20d6 fire damage to creatures within the area (DC 46 basic Reflex save). At the start of the tor linnorm’s next turn, the area affected by the breath weapon is covered in thick, scorching smoke that burns both the lungs and eyes, dealing an additional 10d6 fire damage to all creatures in the area (DC 46 basic Reflex save). A creature that spends an entire round in the smoke with open eyes must succeed at a DC 44 Fortitude save or is blinded for 1 minute. The smoke dissipates after 1 minute; in strong winds, the smoke dissipates in 5 rounds, and in more powerful winds, it may clear even more quickly. The tor linnorm can’t use Breath Weapon again for 1d4 rounds.Constrict Single ActionSingle Action 3d6+21 bludgeoning, DC 46Slashing Claws Single ActionSingle Action A tor linnorm makes four Strikes with its claws, each against a different target. These attacks count toward the tor linnorm’s multiple attack penalty, but the multiple attack penalty doesn’t increase until after the tor linnorm makes all its attacks.Tor Linnorm Venom (fire, injury, poison) Saving Throw DC 44 Fortitude; Maximum Duration 10 rounds; Stage 1 8d6 fire damage and drained 1; Stage 2 12d6 fire damage and drained 2.

All Monsters in "Linnorm"

Crag Linnorm14
Ice Linnorm17
Tarn Linnorm20
Tor Linnorm21


Source Bestiary pg. 224
Immense, primeval dragons of the northern reaches of the world, linnorms hate those they deem to be lesser creatures and seek to inflict as much suffering as possible upon their unfortunate victims. While these serpentine monstrosities might not be the powerful winged dragons most imagine, they nonetheless possess incredible strength and deadly powers that often rival authentic dragon brutality.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Death Curses

The death curses of the linnorms are often the subjects of tragic sagas, and those who would think themselves vanquishing heroes for slaying a linnorm often meet their dooms soon thereafter, succumbing to these curses well after the death of the linnorm responsible for bestowing it.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Linnorm Kings

In the storied Lands of the Linnorm Kings, the slaying of a linnorm is traditionally required for those who would claim a nation’s crown. Recently, though, the Linnorm King White Estrid claimed her crown not by slaying a linnorm but by beating it into submission, gaining a powerful and dangerous ally to help secure her rule.

Sidebar - Treasure and Rewards Linnorm Treasure

As with true dragons, linnorms tend to amass immense piles of treasure in their lairs. These hoards consist of the weapons, gear, and belongings of would-be vanquishers more often than minted coins or works of art.

Sidebar - Related Creatures Other Linnorms

Linnorms exist in a variety of forms beyond the four detailed here. The gaunt cairn linnorm, the spiny taiga linnorm, and the aquatic fjord linnorm each terrorize their own specific regions of the Material Plane.