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Surveillance Ooze

Surveillance Ooze CR 4

This shining silvery ooze easily blends in with polished metallic surfaces.

XP 1,200
N Small ooze
Init +3; Senses blindsight (vibration) 60 ft., sightless; Perception +0


EAC 16; KAC 17
Fort +5, Ref +1, Will +5
Immunities ooze immunities


Speed 30 ft., climb 20 ft.
Melee slam +10 (1d4+9 plus paralysis [DC 15])


Str +5, Dex +3, Con +1, Int —, Wis +0, Cha –1
Skills Stealth +22
Languages Aklo (can’t speak any language)
Other Abilities compression, mindless, replay


Compression (Ex)

A surveillance ooze can move through an area as small as one-quarter its space without squeezing, or one-eighth its space when squeezing.

Mindless (Ex)

A mindless creature has no Intelligence score and is immune to mind-affecting effects. Statistics such as ability DCs that rely on an Intelligence score treat its Intelligence modifier as +0.

Ooze Immunities (Ex)

Oozes have immunity to the following effects, unless the effect specifies that it works against oozes: critical hits, mind-affecting effects, paralysis, polymorph effects, poison, sight-based effects, sleep, and the Stunned”>stunned condition. An ooze can’t be flanked.

Replay (Su)

A surveillance ooze has been created to capture and relay events to a master. A creature who remains in contact with a surveillance ooze for 1 minute (such as by laying a hand on the ooze) gains a series of mental impressions effectively replaying the last hour experienced by the ooze (though this information is limited to nonvisual senses only, as the ooze is sightless and cannot record things it cannot perceive).

The creature experiencing this replay effect is subject to the ooze’s paralysis effect, though a successful saving throw grants it immunity to this effect for the duration of the replay.

Sightless (Ex)

This creature has no visual senses and is thus immune to effects that require the target to see (such as gaze attacks or visual-only illusions).


Environment any
Organization solitary

Surveillance oozes are agglomerations of thousands of tiny silvery nanites, the surface of each able to absorb and replicate the appearance of its surroundings. When seen directly when attacking, a surveillance ooze seems to be a smooth, silvery liquid mass, but if not directly observed it blends into its surroundings with chameleon-like ease.

Its ability to record its surroundings goes beyond the visual, as well, as its neuroactive nanites allow it to anesthetize targets and record their mental impressions for broadcast to their creators.

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