Vudran gharial

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Vudran gharial

Varies (assumed)
Warm water (assumed)
Source: Campaign Setting, pg(s). 215

A rare, but feared creature, the Vudran gharial is a member of the crocodilian family of reptiles.1


At first glance, the Vudran gharial looks like a crocodile with a white and blue speckled back. Upon closer inspection, the gharial has a thinner, longer snout. The markings resemble an ancient battle standard of the Vudran Army.1


Vudran gharials mostly float along the brackish water where the oceans and rivers mix, salt-water marshes, and coastal estuaries.1


Gharials are pack hunters, clustering in groups as large as fifteen; they use the same tactics as packs of wolves or lions, allowing their large numbers to bring down larger prey than they would normally be able to handle alone. Prey avoiding one Vudran gharial basking in the shallow water might run into the rest of the pack that has circled behind them. Gharials often sun themselves on the riverbank.1


The hide of the gharial is prized resource by armorers, producing an armor known to be of great quality and very durable. This causes an undamaged hide to be valued at up to 50 GP, and armor made from the hides of gharials can be sold for over three times that price.1


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Erik Mona et al. (2008). "The World". Campaign Setting, p. 215. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1