The hell taipan is a slender snake up to 3 steps long, dark brown, rarely olive green, in colour. It is found in the southern regions of Yadosia, through Al Bah JiRa to the lands of the O'Grut and the Ancatir.
The hell taipan is actually a rather shy creature, which is already frightened away by strong vibrations or loud noises from afar, and takes refuge in holes in the ground. Usually, the hell taipan feeds on rodents and birds. However, if you block the animal's escape, or catch it and irritate it, it will strike and bite with lightning speed. The powerful bite of this snake pierces any armour under protection 4. With each bite, the snake injects its venom into the wound, which can only be stopped by magic or the right antidote.