Giant centipede

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A giant centipede, s, is a type of monster that appears in EvilHack and Hack'EM. It is a large, carnivorous and oviparous type of centipede that is strong, accurate, and has the ability to conceal itself under items like its smaller centipede cousins.

A giant centipede has a powerful poisonous bite attack and a touch attack that allows them to wrap their body around the victim, and possesses poison resistance.

Eating a giant centipede corpse or tin confers +6% (350) additional poison resistance.


Randomly generated giant centipedes are always created hostile.

Giant centipedes appear among the random s that are part of the first quest monster class for Tourists and make up 24175 of the monsters randomly generated on the Tourist quest. They also appear among the random s that are part of the second quest monster class for Rangers and make up 6175 of the monsters randomly generated on the Ranger quest.

Hostile giant centipedes can be generated by the summon insects monster spell when cast by Lolth or a drow monster.

Giant centipedes generated at level creation are given a random item to hide under.


Giant centipedes are especially nasty monsters, with twice the base speed of an unhasted character, a strong AC of -6, a powerful poisonous bite, and the ability to restrict a character's escape using their touch attack.

Encyclopedia entry

I observed here, what I had often seen before, that certain
districts abound in centipedes. Here they have light
reddish bodies and blue legs; great myriapedes are seen
crawling every where. Although they do no harm, they excite
in man a feeling of loathing. Perhaps our appearance
produces a similar feeling in the elephant and other large
animals. Where they have been much disturbed, they
certainly look upon us with great distrust, as the horrid
biped that ruins their peace.
[ Travels and Researches in South Africa,
by Dr. David Livingstone ]

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