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Summoned Creature: Desertpede

Summoned Creature: DesertpedeA subspecies of scorpion that lives in dry areas like deserts and wastelands. The poison in its tail is virulent, and even the slightest amount of it can bring down the largest of beasts. They are basically nocturnal, so during daylight, they are often found burrowed under the sand in hiding, or shaded behind boulders. Most instances of reported casualties during daylight comes from people inadvertently entering a desertpede’s territory.

As a summoned, template, creature, this creature has several changes. Anything noted with [] is what it gains from the template associated with the summoners’ alignment. Divine is always listed first, and Unholy afterwards.

Desertpede (CR 4)

XP 1,200
N Medium Divine / Unholy Magical Beast [(holy/shadow)]
Init +0; Senses Darkvision 60 ft. [darkvision 120 ft. and see in darkness], tremorsense 60 ft.; Perception +4
[Aura Sacred Aura/Profane Aura]

DEFENSE

AC 15, touch 10, flat-footed 15 (+5 natural)
hp 37 [60] (5d10+10), fast healing 5;
Fort +6, Ref +4, Will +1
DR 3/-
Immune mind-affecting effects, poison;
Resist earth 5 [holy 10/shadow 10]
[Weakness shadow/holy]

OFFENSE

Speed 60 ft. [70 ft], Climb 40 ft. [50 ft]
Melee 2 Claws +5 (1d4+2 [+1d6 holy/shadow]), Sting +5 (1d4+2 [+1d6 holy/shadow] plus poison)
Special Attacks Needles, Poison Needles, Rend (2 claws, 2d4+2 [+1d6 holy/shadow])

STATISTICS

Str 14, Dex 10, Con 14, Int -, Wis 10, Cha 2
Base Atk +3; CMB +5; CMD 15 (27 vs trip)
Skills Climb +10, Perception +4, Stealth +6 (+14 in deserts); Racial Modifiers Climb +8, Perception +4, Stealth +4 (in desert +12)

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Needles (Ex)

Once every 1d4 rounds as a standard action, a scorpion can shoot out needles from it’s stinger. If the range attack succeeds (+3), the needles reach up to 30 feet and do 1d4+2 piercing damage plus their poison.

Poison (Ex)

Sting — injury; save Fort DC 14; frequency 1/round for 4 rounds; effect 1d6 non-elemental damage; cure 1 save.

Poison Needles (Su)

Once every 1d4 rounds, a desertpede shoots out green needles towards a single target within a 30-ft. range and must make a ranged touch attack (+3) to inflict 2d4 points of non-elemental damage. The creature must make a Fortitude save (DC 12) or gain the Poison status effect, taking 1d4 points of non-elemental damage per round for 1d4 rounds. Blue mages may learn this ability as a 1st level spell (Knowledge: Arcana DC 17). This save is wisdom-based.

Divine – Sacred Aura (Su)

A divine creature emits supernatural light in a 10-foot radius around it. All those within the area of effect take 1d6 holy damage plus an additional 1d6 holy damage for every 5 racial HD the base creature has. A divine creature can suppress or resume the use of this ability as a free action.

Unholy – Profane Aura (Su)

An unholy creature emits supernatural darkness in a 10-foot radius around it. All those within the area of effect take 1d6 shadow damage plus an additional 1d6 shadow damage for every 5 racial HD the base creature has. An unholy creature can suppress or resume the use of this ability as a free action.