NO. APPEARING: 1-6
ARMOR CLASS: 7
HIT DICE: 4+1
% IN LAIR: Nil
TREASURE TYPE: Nil
NO. OF ATTACKS: 1
DAMAGE/ ATTACK: 1-4
SPECIAL ATTACKS: Drain blood for 2-8
SPECIAL DEFENSES: Scream
MAGIC RESISTANCE: Standard
SAVE: As non-intelligent monster
PSIONIC ABILITY: Nil
LEVEL/ X.P. VALUE: IV/ 110 + 4/hp
This horrible creature resembles a moving rust colored puddle, but its smooth surface is broken by hundreds of tiny animal-like mouths. The screaming scum has a perfect memory, and it repeats whatever it hears, which is usually the screams of previous victims. The weird cacophony of the screams produced by the scum has a strange effect on spellcasters and scroll readers. Any time a spell is cast in the presence of a screaming scum, the character must roll a save versus spells or the spell is ruined.
The scum attacks by flowing into its opponent, at which point the myriad mouths will attack. A successful attack will cause only 1-4 points of damage, but on the melee round after it successfully bites an opponent the mouths sucks the blood from the victim at a rate of 2-8 hit points of damage per round.