||A massive two-headed ice snake, snow-white in colour and with transparent fangs. The Javek is an impressive sight to behold when it rears up to reveal its glittering belly scales. When preparing to attack, sticky blue venom will drip from the tips of its fangs. Native to the icy wastes, the Javek is a creature that inspires fear and awe in equal measure. The Ice Barbarians often take Javek skins and fashion them into waistcoats as a symbol of status. The killing of a Javek is part of an Ice Barbarian’s ‘coming of age’ ritual for adolescent males of a tribe.
The Javek is a stealthy hunter and uses its snowy camouflage to good effect when ambushing its prey. In the attack, it will seek to inflict one bite to inject its venom, causing severe damage to its luckless victim. In its natural habitat it is almost invisible. It remains entirely motionless until the moment it rears up and strikes. The venom of a Javek is possibly the most powerful natural one known and, it has no known antidote. Javeks can only use their fatal venomous bite once per day per head.
Onset time: instant for agony to location struck, 2 Combat Rounds for whole body, end of duration, Death.
Duration: 6D10 minutes.
Conditions: Agony, Death.
Antidote/Cure: Magical healing is the only option.