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Viper minimap icon.png Viper, the Netherdrake
The malevolent familiar of a sadistic wizard who captured and hoped to tame him, Viper was curiously glad to have been sprung from the sealed and unchanging subterranean Nether Reaches where his race had lived for millions of years, after tectonic slippage had sealed off the Netherdrakes in luminous caverns. Viper spent some time appearing to submit to the wizard's enchainments, hoping to learn what he could of the dark magics the mage practiced. But he soon realized that few spells were as deadly as the toxins that were his birthright. Exuding an acid that swiftly ate away the bars of his cage, the Netherdrake slipped free of his confines, spit poison in the old spellcaster's eyes, and soared out to let the world know that it had a new master.
Associated with
Heroes:Pugna minimap icon.png Pugna
Places:Nether Reaches
  • After his experience as Pugna minimap icon.png Pugna's pet, Viper intends to take a sorcerer as his pet.[1][2]
  • Viper is interested in augmenting its body, a hobby picked up from his former master.[3] He accomplishes this through extensive magical experimentation, invoking sequences of spells that cause both him and his victims to suffer. When he feels that his body is sufficiently augmented, he plans on returning to the Nether Reaches via a rumored hidden passage, where he can reign as the most toxic creature of that place.[4]
  • According to Lifestealer minimap icon.png Lifestealer, Viper tastes like chicken.[5]

Friendships and rivalries[edit]

Allies meeting Viper

Enemies killing Viper



  1. Viper response: ▶️ I am no sorcerer's familiar. Rather, I'll take a sorcerer as my pet.
  2. Pugna response: ▶️ Ah Viper, my erstwhile pet.
  3. Malefic Drake's Hood description.
  4. Malefic Drake's Strike description.
  5. Lifestealer response: ▶️ Mmm, Viper…tastes like chicken.