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Azaka Thought Seeker

Azaka Thought-Seeker CR 6

This giant creature resembles a praying mantis with crab-like pincers and two blue-white tendrils extending from between its mandibles.

XP 2,400
LE Large aberration (azaka)
Init +0; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; sense radiation; Perception +17
Aura radioactive aura (60 ft., DC 17)

DEFENSE HP 75

EAC 16; KAC 17
Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +11
Immunities azaka immunities

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft.
Melee pincers +10 (1d8+8 P) or claws +10 (1d8+8 S) or psychic lashes +12 (1d6 nonlethal plus sleep)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Offensive Abilities radioactive cocoon
Spell-like Abilities CL 10

At willconfusion (lesser), mind link (DC 17)
6/dayfear (1st level), hold person, holographic image, mind thrust (2nd level) (DC 17)
3/dayhologram memory, suggestion (DC 17)

STATISTICS

Str +0, Dex +0, Con +0, Int +5, Wis +2, Cha +3
Feats Combat Reflexes
Skills Life Science +14, Stealth +17, Survival +17
Languages Azaka, Common, telepathy 180 ft.
Other Abilities sleep, hive mind

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Radioactive Cocoon (Ex)

As a full-round action, an azaka thought-seeker can entrap a helpless creature in a cocoon of radiation-infused threads. The cocoon has hardness 8 and 30 hit points, and half of any damage that overcomes the cocoon’s hardness is also dealt to the entrapped creature.

While cocooned, the creature enters a form of stasis and does not need to eat or breathe, is aware of its surroundings, but can take no actions.

A cocooned creature slowly undergoes a horrific transformation, taking 1d4 points of Constitution damage each day it remains trapped. When the cocooned creature reaches 0 Constitution, it emerges as an insectile creature. The azaka thought-seeker and any member of its hive can give telepathic commands to the creature as a free action. The number of CR worth of insectile creatures that an individual azaka thought-seeker can control is determined by the size of its hive-mind: up to 2 CR (individual azaka thought-seeker); 4 CR (small); 8 CR (medium); 16 CR (large); or 32 CR (huge).

Sense Radiation (Su)

An azaka thought-seeker can sense the direction of the nearest source of radiation within 50 miles as if by detect radiation.

Radioactive Aura (Su)

An azaka thought-seeker emits an aura of low radiation in a 60 ft. radius.

ECOLOGY

Environment any underground
Organization solitary, pair, clutch (3-6), swarm (5-8 plus 1-2 azaka thoughtseekers and 3-15 insectile creature slaves), or hive

Azaka thought-seekers are the most advanced form of azaka. While the exact function of these creatures within an azaka hive is unknown, their psychic powers and ability to transform other creatures into servile insect life-forms are well documented.

The presence of an azaka thought-seeker usually indicates the nearby presence of other azaka within one mile that they are enhancing as a hivemind hub.

Azaka thought-seekers are 10 feet tall and weigh about 2,200 pounds.

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