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Tardigrade, Steam

Steam Tardigrade CR 12

Skin slick with moisture, this creature’s muscles ripple as it moves gracefully to the side, taking measure of you.

XP 19,200
NG Huge aberration
Init +4; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +27

DEFENSE

HP 200 RP 5
EAC 26, KAC 28
Fort +14, Ref +14, Will +13
Resistances fire 10

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft.
Melee claw +25 (6d4+20 B and S)
Multiattack 4 claws +19 (3d4+20 B and S)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks steam breath (60-ft. cone, 13d6 F, DC 19, usable every 2d4 rounds, see below)

STATISTICS

Str +8, Dex +4, Con +5, Int +0, Wis +1, Cha -4
Feats Diehard
Skills Athletics +22, Intimidate +22, Perception +27
Other Abilities skinbreather

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Steam Breath (Su)

Once every 2d4 rounds as a standard action, a steam tardigrade can breathe a 60-foot cone of scalding steam, dealing 13d6 points of fire damage to all creatures struck (Reflex DC 19 halves). This steam then hangs in the air for 1 round after the tardigrade creates it. Creatures in the area of effect or that enter the area take an additional 6d6 points of fire damage the second round (Reflex DC 19 negates). In addition, the cloud of steam acts as the spell fog cloud, with a caster level equal to the tardigrade’s HD.

ECOLOGY

Environment warm forest, plains, or hills
Organization solitary, pack (2-6), or herd (7-12)

This hulking beast has a tendency to drool, even though it is relatively playful when not threatened. It has charcoal skin and white eyes, and its powerful muscles ripple as it charges toward its prey.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Starjammer Core Rulebook – Starfinder Edition © 2017 Open Gaming LLC; Authors: Peter K. Ullmann, Kirby Flake, John Starjammer – Starfinder Compatible Edition © 2017 d20pfsrd.com Publishing; Authors: Peter K. Ullmann, Kirby Flake, John Reyst, Troy Daniels, Michael McNeill, Manuel A. Oaxaca, Allen Snyder, Michael Ritter; Conversion to Starfinder by Tyler Beck, Kim Frandsen, Michael Ritter, Peter K. Ullmann.