A giant meat-eating centipede which lives underground. They usually stay hidden under rocks or shallow dirt. Once they find a target, they will pounce quickly like an arrow, and rend its prey to pieces with its sharp teeth. The cobaltpede can quickly regenerate severed parts, so defeating them can be quite a hassle. Many adventurers diving underground fear their existence and call them “the yellow devil underground.”
Cobaltpede (CR 4)
N Large Vermin (Lightning)
Init +6; Senses Darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +8
AC 16, touch 11, flat-footed 14 (+2 dex, +5 natural, -1 size)
hp 50 (6d8+24)
Fort +8, Ref +4, Will +2
Immune mind-affecting effects; Resist earth 5, lightning 10; Strong Water
Speed 40 ft., Climb 40 ft.
Melee Bite +6 (1d8+3 plus 1d6 lightning damage), Sting +6 (1d8+3 plus 1d6 lightning damage)
Space 10 ft; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks Critical Attack
Str 16, Dex 14, Con 16, Int -, Wis 10, Cha 2
Base Atk +4; CMB +8; CMD 20 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Improved Initiative, Power Attack, Toughness
Skills Climb +16, Perception +8, Stealth +11; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception, +8 Stealth
Critical Attack (Ex)
Once every 1d3 rounds as a standard action, the cobaltpede can inflict more pain than normal. If they succeed at hitting with their bite attack, the damage is 1d8+3 x 1.5 for total damage.