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Lake Champlain Monsters, otherwise known as Champ, are cryptid reptiles in Additional Creatures.

Synopsis

The Lake Champlain Monster, otherwise known affectionately as “Champ”, is said to be a freshwater-dwelling plesiosaur living in Lake Champlain. It is said to be medium-sized and have the ability to echolocate. On the arks, there have been sightings of plesiosaurs in lakes. Not the large elasmosaurs of the oceans, but a much smaller plesiosaur patrolling the island's freshwater river systems. While it could be any sort of actual plesiosaur, it has been affectionately named as such by residents, and its elusive nature gives the creature some credibility. While it could prove an agile water mount, it would likely be stuck in whatever body of water it was found and tamed in, unless one could somehow figure out a way of moving it to open water or the ocean; or unless the body of water connected to the open sea.

Color Regions

Color Region 0 - Dorsal

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Color Region 1 - Spots

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Color Region 5 - Underside

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Base Stats, Controls, and Abilities

Attribute Base Stat
Health 800
Stamina 600
Food 3450
Weight 450
Melee Damage 210%
Movement Speed 210%
Torpidity 1500

Left Click - Bite

35 Base Damage - Instantly Kills Small Fish - Gathers Organic Polymer

Champ can turn in place.

Notes/Trivia

  • Champ is perhaps the most notable lake monster excluding the Loch Ness Monster.
  • Champ's design is inspired by the plesiosaurus from Dino Stalker.
  • Champ was originally planned to have the ability to move onto land, as a way for such a large animal to exist in the island's river systems. This has not come to pass.
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