This purple creature resembles a gigantic centipede cover with chitinous plates of hardened bone that run along its back in double rows. Its rear portion ends in a long, scorpion-like stinger.
Groundpede (CR 7)
N Huge Magical Beast
Init +6; Senses Darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +15
AC 17, touch 10, flat-footed 15 (+2 dex, +7 natural, -2 size)
hp 94 (9d10+45)
Fort +10, Ref +8, Will +3
Immune mind-affecting effects; Resist earth 10
Speed 40 ft., Climb 40 ft.
Melee Bite +11 (2d6+4 plus poison), Sting +11 (2d6+4 plus poison)
Space 15 ft; Reach 15 ft.
Special Attack Earthquake
Str 19, Dex 15, Con 18, Int -, Wis 10, Cha 2
Base Atk +9; CMB +15; CMD 27 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Improved Initiative, Power Attack, Skill Focus (Perception), Toughness
Skills Climb +19, Perception +15, Stealth +14; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception, +8 Stealth
Critical Attack (Ex)
Once every 1d2 rounds as a standard action, the groundpede can inflict more pain than normal. If they succeed at hitting with their bite attack, the damage is 2d6+4 x 1.5 for total damage.
Once every 1d3+1 rounds, a groundpede can cause the ground to erupt around it within a 30-ft.-radius. Creature with the area of effect take 8d6 points of earth damage and are inflicted with the Weighted status effect must make a Reflex save (DC 14) for half damage and negates the status effect. Blue mage may learn this ability as a 4th level spell (Knowledge: Arcana DC 23).
Bite or sting — injury; save Fort DC 20; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect 1d8 non-elemental damage; cure 1 save. The save DC is Constitution-based and includes a +2 racial bonus.