Akata Host CR 1/2
This tattered and misshapen flesh of this shambling corpse seems strung together with glistening filaments and bulbous tumors.
DEFENSE HP 13
EAC 10; KAC 12
Fort +2, Ref +2, Will +1
Immunities undead immunities; Resistances fire 5
Weaknesses vulnerable to sonic
During Combat The akata hosts see any living creature as a source of nourishment and target PCs who look susceptible to their filament attacks.
Morale Akata hosts fight until destroyed.
Str +3, Dex +2, Con —, Int +0, Wis +0, Cha –2
Skills Stealth +4
Other Abilities unliving
A juvenile version of the akata’s tentacles, these long, writhing protrusions seek nourishment in the form of living creatures’ blood. When a akata host deals damage with its filament, it also deals 1d2 Strength damage and heals a number of temporary Hit Points equal to the damage dealt. These filaments are fragile, however, and can’t penetrate heavy armor or powered armor.
Akata hosts are formed by the infestation of akata larvae bringing on a plague called the void death.
The victims of this dread affliction are slowly eaten from the inside out by wriggling larvae, though their ragged flesh is strung together by sticky filaments and scabrous tumors created by the larvae as they mature, giving the creature a hideous strength and savagery. Akata hosts rarely last more than a few weeks before their structure has become so thoroughly devoured that there is not enough left to hold it together, but while it retains shambling life the larvae guide its movements in search of new potential hosts for themselves and their akata progenitors.
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