Encounters by Locale: Cormyrean Marshes - The Vast Swamp

Snake, Medium-Size Viper (CR 1)

Medium Animal
Alignment: Always neutral
Initiative: +3 (Dex); Senses: scent, Listen +5, and Spot +5


AC: 16 (+3 Dex, +3 natural), touch 13, flat-footed 13
Hit Dice: 2d8 (9 hp)
Fort +3, Ref +6, Will +1
Speed: 20 ft., climb 20 ft., swim 20 ft.
Space: 5 ft./5 ft.
Base Attack +1; Grapple +0
Attack: Bite +4 melee
Full Attack: Bite +4 melee
Damage: Bite 1d4-1 and poison
Special Attacks: Poison
Abilities: Str 8, Dex 17, Con 11, Int 1, Wis 12, Cha 2
Special Qualities:
Feats: Improved Initiative; Weapon Finesse
Skills: +11, Balance, Climb +11, Hide +12, Listen +5, Spot +5, and Swim +7
Advancement: -
Climate/Terrain: Warm forest
Organization: Solitary
Treasure: None

Source: Monster Manual

Combat

Poison (Ex): Bite, Fortitude save (DC 11); initial and secondary damage 1d6 temporary Constitution.

Improved Initiative: +4 on Initiative checks

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