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Voordine

Voordine CR 11

This graceful purple jellyfish effortlessly propels itself through the void. Its dozens of tentacles trail behind, each one emitting a pulse of electricity.

XP 12,800
CN Gargantuan magical beast
Init +6; Senses blindsight (thermal) 60 ft., darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +20

DEFENSE HP 180

EAC 24; KAC 26
Fort +15, Ref +15, Will +10; DR 10/piercing or slashing; Immunities cold, fire; Resistances electricity 10

OFFENSE

Speed fly 60 ft. (Ex, good), jet 400 ft.
Melee tentacle +24 (4d6+19 P & E plus grab; critical stunned [DC 18])
Space 20 ft.; Reach 20 ft. (40 ft. with tentacles)
Offensive Abilities independent tentacles

STATISTICS

Str +8, Dex +2, Con +5, Int –1, Wis +3, Cha +2
Feats Stand Still
Skills Athletics +25, Physical Sciences +20
Languages telepathy 100 ft.
Other Abilities air bubble, no breath

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Air Bubble (Ex)

A voordine can share breathable air stored in its mesoglea with an adjacent creature as a move action. It can provide this air for up to 6 creatures per day. This grants an affected creature with the effects of life bubble.

Independent Tentacles (Ex)

A voordine can maintain a grapple on up to four creatures.

Jet (Ex)

A voordine can move backward as a full action at the listed speed. It must move in a straight line while jetting and does not provoke attacks of opportunity when it does so. This ability only applies in vacuum, and the voordine must wait 1d4 rounds between uses of this ability.

ECOLOGY

Environment any vacuum
Organization solitary, pair, or shoal (3–6)

Voordines are massive, intelligent, space-faring jellyfish. Typically limited to a single solar system, they travel from planet to planet to indulge their curiosity. They find planets where changes occur rapidly the most interesting. Voordines’ main bodies measure 19 feet in diameter, and their tentacles trail behind it for 40 feet. They weigh 2,500 pounds and live for 1,000 years.

The peaceful voordines have an affinity for imperiled creatures and often come to the rescue with uses of air bubble, giving them the moniker of “space angels” from those they have saved. Negotiating travel with voordines to specific locations in a solar system is difficult and convincing them to leave their solar systems entirely is almost impossible. Those wishing to travel with voordines must convince the creatures of a compelling reason to visit their destinations, especially if voordines plan to travel elsewhere to satisfy their own curiosities. Fortunately, the creatures are patient and entertain stories or discussions for a long time and typically relent after a few hours. Voordines also agree to let travelers accompany them and can fit eight Medium creatures in their mesoglea for the journey. They do not respond well to threats and react aggressively to bullying attempts.

The nigh-immortal voordines rarely produce young, especially with the creatures far flung across the galaxy. In cases where more than one voordine live in a solar system, the hermaphroditic creatures mate once a century and produce one to three offspring who travel with their parents until they reach adulthood at 50 years. Oddly, childbearing voordines often “beach” themselves on planet while they await the birth of their children.

These voordines are extremely dangerous as they become protective of their young.

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