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Unextinct, Sworddrake Ghoul

Unextinct, Sworddrake Ghoul CR 12

XP 19,200
NE Gargantuan undead
Init +1; Senses blindsense (scent), darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +22
Aura stench (20 ft., Fort DC 19, sickened for 1d6 minutes)


HP 200
EAC 26; KAC 28
Fort +14; Ref +14; Will +13
Immunities undead immunities


Speed 40 ft.
Melee bite +25 (6d4+20P plus disease plus swallow whole), or tail slap +25 (6d4+20B plus knockdown), or talons +25 (6d4+20S plus disease)
Multiattack bite +19 (3d6+20P plus disease plus swallow whole), tail slap +19 (3d6+30B plus knockdown)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 15 ft. (20 ft. with tail)
Offensive Abilities energy drain (2 levels, DC 19), paralyzing gaze (60 ft., Will DC 19, paralyzed for 1d4 rounds, elves are immune), swallow whole (6d4+20B plus energy drain, EAC 26, KAC 24, 50 HP), trample (6d4+20B, DC 19)


Str +8; Dex +1; Con –; Int +4; Wis +4; Cha +5
Skills Acrobatics +22, Athletics +27, Stealth +22
Languages Common, Ignan, Sylvan (cannot speak)
Other Abilities regurgitate undead, unliving


Regurgitate Undead (Ex)

As a swift action, a sworddrake ghoul can disgorge a ghoul or zombie (50% chance of either), which appears in an unoccupied space within 10 feet of it. After an undead is regurgitated, roll 1d8. On a roll of 1, the sworddrake ghoul runs out of undead to disgorge and loses this trait until it has time to consume more creatures. If the sworddrake ghoul still has this trait when it is destroyed, 1d4 ghouls (01-50%) or zombies (50-100%) erupt from its corpse at the start of its next turn.


Environment any land
Organization solitary or pair

These undead are dinosaurs animated and controlled by the magically-powerful Saurians to serve as protectors of their sacred territories. As dinosaurs die, or are slain, the Saurian necromancers transform the bodies of the fallen behemoths to create these specialized undead. Being possessed by the spirits of dead Saurians, the unextinct enjoy intelligence and supernatural powers far beyond those of a normal animated corpse.

Ghoul Fever

Type disease (injury); Save Fortitude DC 19

Track physical; Frequency 1/day

Effect A creature that dies of ghoul fever rises as a ghoul within 24 hours

Cure 1 save

It is rare when one of these unextinct horrors are sighted, given the significance of Tyrannosaurs and their relationship with Saurians. But when necromancy is used to create a sworddrake ghoul, it is done to create a doomsday weapon. The body of the dead Tyrannosaur is infused with so much negative energy that it causes any creature swallowed by the unextinct beast to rise as a ghoul or zombie under its control. The sworddrake then regurgitates these half-consumed undead to attack its enemies in a horrific gore-filled onslaught!

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