Some people are of the opinion that these mysterious serpents are creatures from the dark abyss or form the same dimension as the Shadow Beasts. When exposed to light (which is almost never deep underwater), these jet black sea serpents are seen to be covered in large, black, blue-black or charcoal gray scales, their eerie yellow eyes glowing much like a cat’s. Their hands and feet are webbed and tipped with wicked, black talons and their tail is covered in spikes like a stegosaurus. Whether hunting the shallows in the dead of night or stalking in the open darkness of the abyss, these sea serpents feasts on a wide assortment of prey form fish, squid to sharks, whales dolphins, humans and other dimensional beings. They have a high intelligence and enjoy cat-and –mouse style games with their prey, using hit and run tactics, surprise ambushes from the shadows, etc.
The serpent’s shadow melding powers enables them to completely merge with the darkness to the point where it prevents others from locating shadow serpents via echolocation and sonar systems. However, being exposed to any kind of light, even something as small as a flashlight, illuminates and reveals the Shadow Serpent. However, while cloaked in shadow or darkness, only thermo/infrared systems detect the serpent though it is difficult to pinpoint and register the monster.
Many people mistake Shadow Serpents for dragons, but the creatures are indeed sea serpents. More confusing the comparison is that Shadow Serpents are intelligent and capable of casting a limited number of magic spells and are considered creatures of magic, but they live and behave more like wild animals. Wild Shadow Serpents are often evil and prey upon other intelligent lifeforms as well as animals, but some Lemurians have learned, however, that with the right training and influence, especially when raised from a young age, Shadow Serpents can become loyal and valiant War Steeds.
The Serpent Seahorse War Steed is capable of running 15 mph (24 km) maximum. Speed in water 50 mph (80 km or 43 knots).
Size: 20-30 feet (6.1 to 9.1 m) long from snout to romp, the tail is an additional 25 to 30 feet (7.6 to 9.1 m).
Weight: 8-12 tons.
Shadow Melding- completely meld with shadows and darkness
Shadow Increased Mega structure
Can breathe water and air indefinitely
Depth tolerance of 7 miles (11.2 km)
Nightvision 4,000 feet (1,219 m)
Resistant to cold (does half damage)
Magical Size reduction by as much as 60%
This illustration appears in the RIFTS: LEMURIA title.
Rifts® Lemuria is packed with new magic, weapons, living power armor, monstrous war steeds, weapons, and gear suitable for landlubbers and aquatic adventurers alike.
The Lemurians are an amphibious people with floating cities and magic-based technology that allows for land and underwater adventures alike. Discover the secrets and people of this lost and forgotten civilization of magic and wonder. Add amphibious capabilities to your Rifts® campaigns and discover new menaces under the sea. Amphibious in nature, Lemurians wage war against the demonic on dry land and under the waves. Their exotic riding animals, weapons, armor and magic are suitable for use on land and underwater.
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