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Hivespawn Queen

Hivespawn Queen CR 13

This enormous reptilian monstrosity is the size of an elephant, but that is where the similarity ends. Its razor-sharp, fang-filled mouth, drips corrosive acid as it considers you, the look in its eyes one of alien hunger.

XP 19,200
N Huge magical beast
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent; Perception +22

DEFENSE HP 200

EAC 26; KAC 28
Fort +16, Ref +16, Will +11
Immunities acid

OFFENSE

Speed 20 ft.
Melee eviscerate +26 (6d4+21 plus 1d6 acid)
Ranged Attack acid spit +23 (6d4+12)

STATISTICS

Str +8, Dex +0, Con +5, Int +1, Wis +1, Cha +4
Skills Intimidate +27, Survival +22
Other Abilities cursed wounds

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Acid Spit (Ex)

A hivespawn queen can spit acid at a creature within 20 feet as a ranged attack that targets EAC. A creature hit by this attack takes the listed acid damage each round on its turn until it spends a full-round action washing the acid off with at least a gallon of water or 1 minute passes.

Cursed Wounds (Su)

The acidic spit of the hivespawn queen causes wounds it has inflicted to become cursed. Any wounds inflicted on a creature while that creature is suffering from ongoing acid spit cannot easily be healed. Even if the acid spit is washed off, the curse remains.

In order to heal those wounds using magical healing, the caster of the healing spell must make a caster level check against a DC of 23.

The wounds cannot be treated with mundane healing. This curse can broken with a remove affliction, break enchantment, great dispel magic, or similar spell or effect.

Rage (Ex)

A hivespawn queen that is wounded flies into a rage on the following round of combat, thrashing its enemies until they or it are dead.

The hivespawn queen gains a +2 morale bonus to Strength and Constitution, a +1 morale bonus on Will saves, and a -2 penalty to AC.

ECOLOGY

Environment any
Organization solitary

The native species of a death world, hivespawn are fierce predators that make effective, if dangerous, guardians or trackers. Relentless hunters, they possess keen senses, razor-sharp teeth and claws, and the ability to spit acid.

Hunters and queens are the two primary known variants, but other subspecies may exist as yet undiscovered. In time, further research may yield other subspecies. Hivespawn hunters, the most common kind, are vaguely reptilian quadrupeds the size of a human. They constantly salivate through their bared fangs. Hivespawn queens are as large as an elephant. They have tentacles in addition to claws and teeth, but their bulk makes them much slower than the hunters.

Hivespawn queens are always female. It is unknown how impregnation is accomplished; they do however give birth to dozens of sexless hunters that grow to full maturity in six months.

The sexless hunters instinctively protect the queen and, by extension, anything else around the queen’s location. They can be trained as easily as dogs can, but no amount of training will override their imperative to protect the queen. Hivespawn hiss and growl but seem to have no language of their own.

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