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Corpse Orgy


Screaming and wriggling, this foul being appears to be a pile of entwined moldering corpses.

CORPSE ORGY CR 13

XP 25,600
CE Large aberration
Init
+4; Senses all-around vision, darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 60 ft.; Perception +28

DEFENSE

AC 24, touch 9, flat-footed 24 (+15 natural, –1 size)
hp
199 (19d8+114)
Fort
+14; Ref +8; Will +14
DR
10/piercing or slashing

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.
Melee
4 slams +20 (2d6+6 plus grab)
Space
10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks
absorb body, pain shriek

STATISTICS

Str 22, Dex 10, Con 23, Int 14, Wis 14, Cha 16
Base Atk
+14; CMB +21 (+23 bull rush, +25 grapple); CMD 31 (33 vs. bull rush) (can’t be tripped)
Feats
Blind-Fight, Great Fortitude, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Lightning Reflexes, Lunge, Power Attack, Vital Strike, Weapon Focus (slam)
Skills
Climb +19, Escape Artist +15, Intimidate +25, Knowledge (dungeoneering) +20, Perception +28, Sense Motive +24, Stealth +11, Survival +13; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception
Languages
Aklo, Common, Undercommon

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Absorb Body (Su)

A corpse orgy can absorb the physical body of any creature it has reduced to 0 or less hit points by moving over it and remaining in contact with it for at least one full round. An unconscious or dying opponent can make a DC 25 Fortitude save to prevent the absorption. A dead opponent gets no saving throw. The save DC is Constitution-based. When it absorbs a body, the corpse orgy gains 12 temporary hit points. A creature whose body is absorbed can only be raised or resurrected if the corpse orgy that absorbed its body is slain and the corpse in question is recovered.

All-Around Vision (Ex)

The corpse orgy sees in all directions at once. It can not be flanked.

Pain Shriek (Su)

Twice per day, as a standard action, a corpse orgy can unleash a piercing shriek from the various heads captured in its form. This shriek deals 10d6 points of sonic damage to all creatures within a 40-foot radius around the corpse orgy. Affected creatures can make a DC 22 Fortitude save for half damage. Creatures that cannot hear do not take this damage. The save DC is Charisma-based.

DESCRIPTION

Environment underground
Organization
solitary
Treasure
standard

A corpse orgy is truly a disgusting creature easily mistaken for a pile of rotten corpses. In truth, the creature is a conglomeration of creatures it has killed and absorbed into its body. As parts of the corpse orgy rot away, it replaces them with freshly slain prey.

A corpse orgy makes its home in deep subterranean caverns and dungeons. Here it can usually find sanctuary amongst the bone pits and corpse piles of other underground denizens where it bides its time, casually adding fresh “meat” to its obscene framework. In times when food is scarce (which is almost never as there is always a fresh supply of Underdark dwellers or adventurous surface dwellers to whet its appetite), the creature may journey to the surface world to hunt for food. A corpse orgy is not picky when it comes to its diet. If something is living and breathing, it’s a perfect target for the corpse orgy.

A corpse orgy is a large, undulating mass of rotting corpses, sinew, bones, blood, muscle, mucus, and organs. It resembles an ooze in nature and has no discernible features (other than the corpse parts that make up its form). No one has ever successfully communicated with a corpse orgy.

A corpse orgy lies in wait for solitary beings to tread too closely. At the last moment it lashes out murderously with kicking legs, hammering fists and butting heads in an attempt to quickly slay its prey and add its body to its own mass. It often uses its various arms to grapple an opponent, holding it tightly while hammering it with its fists.
Section 15: Copyright Notice – Tome of Horrors Complete
Corpse Orgy from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Scott Greene.