List of snakes
| "The latter lived in the country, and before his house there was an oak, in which there was a lair of snakes. His servants killed the snakes, but Melampus gathered wood and burnt the reptiles, and reared the young ones. And when the young were full grown, they stood beside him at each of his shoulders as he slept, and they purged his ears with their tongues. He started up in a great fright, but understood the voices of the birds flying overhead, and from what he learned from them he foretold to men what should come to pass."
-Apollodorus (apocryphal), Library and Epitome, 1.9.11. circa 150 BC. Sir James George Frazer, translator.
"A snake, with mottles rare,
-Emily Dickinson, "In Winter In My Room"
Crawl's many snakes are universally fast and usually carry poisonous bites, though some rely on constriction or more exotic means of attack. They are found throughout the Dungeon, but can also be found in great numbers in the Lair and the Snake Pit.
S Ball python- A small constricting predator of vermin, they pose little threat to adventurers.
S Adder- Although fragile, these snakes carry sufficient venom to endanger low-level characters.
S Water moccasin- Venomous, faster and hardier than an adder, but otherwise uninteresting.
S Mana viper- Mystical snakes whose bite drains magic from their victims.
S Sea snake- A brightly coloured snake that strikes with brutal venom. Fast on land and even faster in water.
S Shock serpent- Snakes that crackle with barely-contained electricity. They can store up power in order to release a mighty torrent of lightning.
S Anaconda- Enormous snakes that prefer to crush their prey to death.
S Lava snake- Unnatural magma-dwelling snakes that spit globs of molten stone at passing adventurers.
S Aizul- A dishonored guardian serpent who fell asleep on the job. She will happily put adventurers to sleep before blasting them with poison.
S Viper- A bit sturdier than water moccasins, but a bit slower.