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Aboleth Engulfer

Aboleth Engulfer CR 8 (Combatant)

XP 4,800
LE Huge aberration (aquatic)
Init +0; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +16
Aura mucus cloud (10 ft., DC 16)


HP 125
EAC 20; KAC 22
Fort +10; Ref +10; Will +9


Speed 10 ft., swim 50 ft.
Melee tentacles +19 (3d4+14B plus grab and slime)
Multiattack 4 tentacles +13 (1d6+14B plus grab and slime)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 15 ft.
Offensive Abilities engulf, slime (DC 16)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 8th)

At willcharm person (DC 14), detect thoughts (DC 14)
3/dayhold person (DC 15), holographic image II (DC 15), mind thrust (DC 15)
1/daycharm monster (DC 16), holographic image III (DC 16)


Str +6; Dex +0; Con +4; Int +2; Wis +2; Cha +2
Skills Athletics +21, Bluff +16, Intimidate +16, Mysticism +21
Languages Aboleth, Aklo, Aquan; telepathy 100 ft.
Other Abilities water breathing


Engulf (Ex)

An aboleth engulfer can spread or contract its ray-like wings at will, capturing targets within. The aboleth can attempt to scoop up a target with a full round action by making a grapple check against the target, or may transfer a target grabbed in a tentacle to its wings as a swift action. Creatures already held within the aboleth’s wings can attempt a DC 16 Escape Artist check to escape each time the aboleth adds a target to its wings. An aboleth engulfer can hold 2 Large, 4 Medium, 8 Small, 16 Tiny, 32 Diminutive, or 64 Fine creatures within its wings.

The aboleth can tighten its wings around its prey, usually in response to attempts to escape, dealing 3d4+14 points of bludgeoning damage per round.

Victims within the aboleth’s grip may attempt to cut their way out with a piercing or slashing weapon (EAC 20, KAC 18, 12 HP). The engulfer aboleth may still use its engulf ability if a creature cuts its way out, although a creature may make a DC 16 Sleight of Hand check to find the slit and escape.


Environment any aquatic
Organization Solitary or pair

Imagine a shark. This creature is the perfect predator; swimming through the ocean, using its finely-tuned senses to track down potential prey. It is an apex predator; existing at the top of the food chain.

Imagine a shark that could think… Imagine this same creature possessing a mind so keen and wicked that it could hone its will and force others to succumb to its very thoughts. This creature is called an aboleth.

Aboleths appear to be massive fish-like creatures with a trio of eyes and two pairs of long, manipulative tentacles. These creatures measure over 20 feet long and weigh 6,500 pounds (650 bulk). Their bodies produce a foul-smelling slime that permeates the water surrounding them at all times. This slime can be dangerous to those creature to which in come in contact. Aboleths use this slime to create slaves from land-dwelling creatures. And keep them bound to their service. The slime has the ability to transform those it touches into creature that need to be constantly wet; forcing land-dwelling beings into the water.

Furthermore, anyone who inhales this slime is again transformed into a creature that needs water to breathe.

Besides their physical traits, aboleths have ancient minds with vast mental powers. They often hone their powers towards controlling the minds of others; transforming them into slaves to serve the lazy aberrations.

All of these physical and mental traits are the result of millions of years of collected power with the aboleths. They claim to be older than any other mortal species and some even dare to be older than the gods themselves. Aboleths have kingdoms in the depths of numerous ocean worlds and even in the sunless lakes and seas found underground on other worlds. Many of these areas have structures that are millions of years old, giving credibility to the boasts of the aboleths.

Aboleth engulfers appear to be a variant aboleth species that resembles a ray more than a shark. It still possesses four tentacles along the underside of its body and a trio of eyes.

These aboleth are responsible for capturing and transporting of slaves to and from the aboleth cities. They excel at this service, as it provides them great prestige.

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