To Break the Pillars of Heavens
From Scion: Hero p. 313
The lindwurm is a large serpent-like creature from Germanic legend. In the Middle Ages, it was considered a type of dragon, although virtually every legendary reptilian creature ever encountered has been called a dragon by someone. For their part, the few genuine dragons consulted on the subject sniff dismissively at the suggestion that the pasty, brainless lindwurm could be one of their exalted breed. Unlike most titanspawn who have been relegated to the status of myth by humanity, lindwurms were considered to be real animals as late as the 19th century. Ironically, this was due to “physical evidence” which actually had nothing to do with the creature. In the 14th century, a strange skull was discovered in Austria in a cavern that had previously been the lair of a notorious lindwurm. The skull was believed to be that of an actual lindwurm and was considered proof of the creature’s existence until modern paleontology properly identiﬁed it as that of a Neolithic wooly rhinoceros.
In truth, the lindwurm, along with its cousin the tatzelwurm, is a fairly common species of titanspawn that blends the traits of the common earthworm with those of various reptiles, most notably the anaconda and the Gila monster. The result is an enormous serpentine creature with glistening, pale-white skin, typically between 30 and 50 feet long. Although traditionally associated with Europe and especially Sweden, lindwurms and tatzelwurms have been found all over the World. The two creatures are essentially identical except that the tatzelwurms have two vestigial limbs that give them a one-die bonus on all climbing rolls. Lindwurms have no limbs at all. Both breeds are eyeless and hunt through sound vibrations. The mouth of a wurm is like that of a lamprey, circular and ringed with jagged teeth. The preferred attack of a wurm is to ensnare and crush its prey to death, but it also has a highly effective bite attack.