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Steel Viper (species)

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{{Update NeededInfoBoxCreature|image = | name = Steel Viper| othername = Bitis adamas arcadianica| type = Native| homeworld = [[Classic BattleTech CompanionArcadia (Clan)|Arcadia]]| environment = Grasslands| mass = 200 kg| length = 650 cm| height = 20 cm| system = | Str = ???| Bod = ???| Dex = ???| Rfl = ???| Int = ???| Wil = ???| Edg = ???| Traits = ???| Skills = ???| Size = ???| Armor = ???| Attack = ???| Movement = ???}}The '''Steel Viper''', namesake of [[Clan Steel Viper]], is predator native to the world of [[Arcadia (Clan)|Arcadia]] and therefore also known as the Arcadian Viper.
==Description==The '''Steel Viper''', namesake steel viper is considered one of the most dangerous creatures to inhabit [[Clan Steel ViperSpace]]. Covered in blue scales with dark green edging, is predator native to the world of this [[Arcadia (Clan)w:Boa constrictor|Arcadiaboa constrictor]] -like animal also sports sharp thorns to protect it against attack. When it bites, it injects a poisonous venom capable of rapidly knocking out its prey and therefore also known as rendering them unconscious for up to a minute, making it easier for the snakelike creature to crush and devour man or beast. An antidote to this venom is common among the Arcadian Viper[[Clans]].<ref name=CBC>''Classic BattleTech Companion'', p.145-146, "Creatures"</ref>
Although it coils around its prey with great strengthThe steel viper has long been the dominate predator of the Arcadian grasslands. In the past, it always finishes its foes an attempt was made by administering a lethal dose of poisonscientists to introduce the [[Cloud Cobra (species)|cloud cobra]] in order to decimate the steel viper population. Within months however the steel vipers managed to wipe out all cloud cobra nests in their territory.<ref name=CBC/>
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*''[[Invading Clans (sourcebook)Classic BattleTech Companion]]''
[[Category:Alien species]] [[Category:Clan Totem]]