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Grizzat

Grizzat CR 3

A bulbous red and black creature just nearly two feet long hovers on thrumming wings. Six-inch-long legs ending in pincers tread the air. Sprouting from the top of the brain-like body are six hairy eye stalks, each ending in a bulbous black eye like a spider’s. In the center of its body, an overly large maw opens and closes, filled with miniature serrated teeth.

XP 800
N Small vermin
Init +1; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +13

DEFENSE HP 42

EAC 14; KAC 16
Fort +8, Ref +3, Will +3
Immunities mind-affecting effects

OFFENSE

Speed 20 ft., fly 60 ft. (Ex, good)
Melee bite +1 (1d6+3 P plus 1d4 bleed; critical wound [DC 12])
Offensive Abilities

STATISTICS

Str +4, Dex +1, Con +2, Int —, Wis –1, Cha –2
Skills Acrobatics +8, Athletics +8
Other Abilities mindless

ECOLOGY

Environment tropical forests
Organization solitary, group (2–6), or nest (7–12)

This creature evolved from the need to survive harsh extremes, short brief seasons requiring rapid growth, an urgency to living, and a life cycle that spawns multitudes in the hope that the strongest few survive. They begin their life as part of a swarm of young bursting forth from subterranean egg chambers. Once born, the swarm moves off like a plague of locust, devouring everything in its path.

After just seven days, the stronger members of the swarm have grown to adulthood. Growing from a thumb sized insect to a two-foot tall, 10-pound adult, they group with fellow adults in small numbers, detaching themselves from their birthing swarm to become a nesting group.

Nesting groups seek appropriate clearings, to maximize their exposure to the warmth of the sun, and preferably with soft earth into which they burrow and hollow out their egg chamber. This creates a termite mound above ground per adult in the nesting group. The mound is both hollow and tall, its intent is to be the exit for the newly hatched swarm, releasing the swarm high into the air and so avoiding ground predators at the moment of birth.

As the oldest surviving creature from the shattering of the world, they have become a threat to the survival of all other species. Due to their prolific reproductive cycle, the intelligent species actively hunt these nests in order to exterminate this threat.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Alien Bestiary (Starfinder) © 2018, Legendary Games; Lead Designer: Jason Nelson. Authors: Anthony Adam, Kate Baker, John Bennet, Eytan Bernstein, Robert Brookes, Russ Brown, Duan Byrd, Jeff Dahl, Robyn Fields, Joel Flank, Matt Goodall, Robert J. Grady, Jim Groves, Steven T. Helt, Thurston Hillman, Tim Hitchcock, Nick Hite, Daniel Hunt, Mike Kimmel Marshall, Isabelle Lee, Jeff Lee, Lyz Liddell, Jason Nelson, Richard Pett, Tom Phillips, Alistair J. Rigg, Alex Riggs, Wendall Roy, Mike Shel, Neil Spicer, Todd Stewart, Russ Taylor, Rachel Ventura, Mike Welham, George Loki Williams, Scott Young.