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Seastar

Seastar CR 6

Muscular tentacles explode from the sand and fold inward towards a toothless central maw.

XP 9,600
N Large vermin (aquatic)
Init +0; Senses blindsense (vibration) 30 ft.; Perception +13

DEFENSE HP 90

EAC 18; KAC 20
Fort +10, Ref +8, Will +5
Defensive Abilities split, unflankable

OFFENSE

Speed 10 ft., climb 10 ft.
Melee slam +16 (1d8+11 B plus grab)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Offensive Abilities external stomach

STATISTICS

Str +5, Dex +0, Con +3, Int —, Wis +2, Cha +0
Skills Athletics +13
Other Abilities mindless

SPECIAL ABILITIES

External Stomach (Ex)

A seastar can eject its stomach to begin digestion of a meal. At the beginning of a seastar’s turn, it may eject its stomach onto a creature it has grappled, dealing 1d8 acid and bludgeoning damage.

Split (Ex)

When a seastar survives a critical hit that dealt at least 9 damage, it splits into two seastars with half of the original’s remaining hit points.

ECOLOGY

Environment any ocean
Organization solitary, pair, or field (6–24)

The seastar is a unique result of that evolution with no reproductive mechanism other than to split and eventually heal after being attacked by predators. Ironically, the number of natural enemies that find them delicious ensures their survival.

Seastars have mouths on both sides of their bodies, allowing them to crawl towards stationary food, or to lies half-buried in sand to ambush prey crawling across the seabed above them.

The average starfish is 7 feet in diameter and weighs 600 pounds. When introduced to the oceans of other worlds, a seastars sometimes secure a role as apex predators, growing substantially larger but splitting less often. Unlike most invasive species, a seastar can only reproduce in oceans that also contain predators.

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