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Your Field Guide to Spotting Scylla

People disagree on exactly what Scylla looks like, but everyone knows she's a total monster. We've never made a point of getting a glimpse of her because, well, she has a habit of eating people. In pictures we've seen, she's got the body of a woman from the waist up, but from the waist down there's a whole lot of crazy. Sometimes she has a long fishy tail and six hungry heads set on long snake-like necks (perfect for snapping up passing sailors). Other times she's shown with a pack of hungry, drooling dogs sprouting from her waist (also great for sailor-munching—go figure).

Sex: Female
Age: Hard to tell
Build: Monstrous
Complexion: Slimy
Hair Color: Green
Facial Hair: We wouldn't be surprised.
Scars/marks/tattoos: None
Jewelry and accessories: Ring of slobbering dog heads. NBD.
Clothing: None
Armor: None
Type of Weapon: Teeth—lots of 'em

Typical Companions:


Known Hangouts:

The Strait of Messina

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