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Nathrach

A Nathrach

The Nadrhach (Hi."Nathrach" ,"Snake") or Water-Whip was an aquatic snake that resided in relatively placid or stagnant pools, marshes, and lakes. Brown bands surrounded its rust-colored body, which typically measured three to five feet in length.

Detailed Description

Contrary to popular belief, this serpent did not normally strike in water; most victims were on dry land or a marsh island when they strayed into a snake run. These snakes only attacked when their "runs" were encountered, and then it bit with astounding quickness. A nadrhach's critical strike was accompanied by a muscle poison that caused bleeding, bruises, and swelling . The venom was not very toxic but did cause bleeding, bruises, and swelling. It was designed to stun small rodents before the snake enveloped and crushed them.

The Ar-Nadrhach, or royal nadrhach, was a much larger cousin that inhabited the brackish waters near the coasts.

Notes:

Original form "Nathrach" corrected to "Nadrhach".

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