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Trapper, Ascendent Lurker

Ascendent Lurker Trapper CR 8

XP 3,200
N Huge aberration
Init +0; Senses blindsense (vibration) 10 ft., blindsight (scent) 30 ft., darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +16

DEFENSE HP 125

EAC 19; KAC 21
Fort +9, Ref +9, Will +6; DR 10/piercing or slashing; Resistances cold 10, fire 10

OFFENSE

Speed 10 ft., climb 5 ft., fly 40 ft. (Ex, poor)
Melee slam +17 (3d4+14 B plus grab)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Offensive Abilities smother

STATISTICS

Str +6, Dex +0, Con +2, Int –4, Wis +4, Cha +0
Skills Athletics +16, Stealth +21

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Smother (Ex)

When an ascendant lurker grapples a target, it forms an airtight seal around its prey. A grappled target cannot speak or cast spells, and, if it has no means of self-contained breathing, must hold its breath.

ECOLOGY

Trappers are the female masterminds of a race of ray-like shapeshifting creatures with the ability to mold their flesh to resemble objects and structures. They can change their coloration and texture perfectly to blend with floors and walls and can extrude portions of their mass and form them into shape of furniture, computer consoles, bathroom facilities, and similar structures, even producing bioluminescence to imitate lights and basic display screens (though they cannot create complex images). They may place themselves among existing objects or use their strength to crush existing items or scrape out sections of wall or floor to replace them with its own body mass.

When an unsuspecting individual steps onto the trapper’s surface or approaches too close, the ray twists itself up around it, smothering and beating its victim senseless before drawing it into its maw for slow digestion.

Though quite intelligent even by human standards, trappers devote almost all of their mental faculties to perfectly remembering every sensory detail about their surroundings in order to make their chameleon-like disguises all the more cunning and difficult for their prey to resist.

Male trappers are called ascendant lurkers and are nearly mindless, with the ability to stretch themselves wide and thin. This grants them a limited ability to fly, though they must launch themselves from a perch at least 10 feet off the ground. Once aloft, they can glide with speed and silence when seeking prey. Because of their hunting habits, male trappers are sometimes called “lurkers above.” Trappers can grow to be 15 feet from tip to tip and weigh nearly 2,000 pounds when fully fed.

Males are typically smaller and lighter, between 500 and 1,000 pounds.

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