Lamiae, Echidna (Form 1) CR8 (Monster)

This weeks creature for your comment and playtest is Echidna. This beast has an interesting poison to give its prey something to worry about. Please leave your notes below!


Lamiae, Echidna (Form 1) CR8

A massive anguine body covered with grey and black mottled scales wind in swirling heap beneath a bare feminine torso. In her arms lies a small monstrosity upon which she gazes as a mockery of motherly love.

XP 4,800

CE Large monstrous humanoid (Lamiae)

Init +8; Senses darkvision 60 ft., scent; Perception +12

DEFENSE

AC 21, touch 14, flat-footed 17 (+4 Dex, +7 natural)

HP 95 (10d10+40)

Fort +7, Ref +11, Will +6

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.

Melee bite +17 (1d8+6 plus poison and grab), 2 talons +15 (1d6+6)

Ranged mwk Large composite longbow +16/+11/+6 (2d6+6/×3)

Special Attacks chimeric poison, constrict (1d8+6)

STATISTICS

Str 22, Dex 18, Con 19, Int 13, Wis 9, Cha 12

Base Atk +11; CMB +16 (+20 grapple); CMD 30

Feats Greater Grapple, Improved Grapple, Improved Initiative, Lunge, Multiattack

Skills Climb +14, Heal +4, Intimidate +14, Perception +12, Survival +12, Swim +19

Languages Avitian Standard, Classical Rigian, Locrian

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Chimeric Poison (Su)Type poison, ingested or injury; Save Fortitude DC 19 Onset 1 minute; Frequency 1/hour till next dawn Effect 1d3 Cha damage. For every 5 points of damage taken, tar gains one of the following (Bite attack (1d6 damage); two claw attacks (1d4 damage each); Gain extra limb (arm, leg, tail, etc). If target reaches 0 Cha, transformation is permanent. GM’s decision if character becomes a NPC; Cure 2 save

This poison slowly transforms its target into a monstrous creature. With each point of damage the target becomes more monstrous looking. They gain fur, scales, or feathers, in patches, while other superficial changes also effect various body parts (such as fingers growing together or joints reversing). Transformation need to be symmetrical or follow any theme. If the poison damage is restored before reducing the target to 0 Cha, the transformation also is healed. Once the target reaches 0 Cha, only a Miracle or Wish will restore the targets form.

Constrict (Ex): An echidna lamiae can crush an opponent with its snake like lower body, dealing bludgeoning damage, when it makes a successful grapple check (in addition to any other effects caused by a successful check, including additional damage).

Constricting Frenzy (Ex): When constricting a target with its lower half, the echidna lamiae torso may still make a full attack with its bite and claws. The attack is in addition to the echidna’s check to maintain their grapple and may target an opponent other than the one in which it is grappling.

The Echidna is a twisted mockery of motherhood; her scales rasp a quiet lullaby as they scrape against one another and the stone beneath her, and her voice just crossing the line from maternal to patronizing. Her human torso closely resembles the Mother icons common among midwives from the Locrian kingdom, though this image rests uncomfortably upon her frame.

As a whole Echidna appears to be on the edge becoming lost in rage. Her glance is both loving and condescending, her smile is a shifting blend of comfort and consumption. And her caress, one quick movement away from strangulation.

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