No. Enc.: 1d2
Movement: 60' (20')
Armor Class: 5
Hit Dice: 6
Attacks: 1 (puncture)
Hoard Class: (special)
These large, 30' long worms adhere to the ceiling, and have natural camoflage to blend in to rock surfaces. Their "head" consists of a large (500gp) diamond where a mouth would normally be, surrounded by a ring of a dozen or so piercingly intelligent eyes. They will normally not be seen unless someone intentionally looks at the ceiling.
Their presence in dungeon environments, derives from the extreme boredom of their natural place in life (rending rock to make food with their oversized diamond). They are there for the entertainment. Watching. Just watching, with a wry and piercing gaze.
Although they have no natural mode of speach, any method devised to speak with them reveals rapier-like wit and caustic sense of humor. Although a gimlet-eyed worm will be perfectly happy to converse, adventurers have little to offer them when bargaining. Occasionally one may make the deal that if the adventurers make an interesting go of the dungeon, the worm will tell them the location of another dungeon.
Gimlet-eyed worms normally avoid combat unless pressed. If attacked the gimlet-eyed worm will attempt to puncture foes with it's diamond agar. If it looks like it is losing, the worm will drop from the ceiling, crushing foes beneath. Save vs. breath weapon or take 3d6 crushing damage. Their tireless, disillusioned view of the world grants them immunity to all illusion and charm spells of 3rd level or lower.
The only treasure carried by a gimlet-eyed worm is it's diamond, worth 500-750gp.
The gimlet-eyed worm was statted for Labyrinth Lord based on an offhand comment made in Gus' ASE session.