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Corpse Orgy, Fiery

The pile of burning corpses seems to animate, melting together in a grotesque symphony of charred flesh and blackened bone.

Fiery Corpse Orgy CR 14

XP 38,400
Variant corpse orgy
CE Large aberration (fire)
Init +8; Senses all-around vision, darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 60 ft.; Perception +28

DEFENSE

AC 28, touch 13, flat-footed 24 (+4 Dex, +15 natural, –1 size)
hp 218 (19d8+133)
Fort +15, Ref +12, Will +15
DR 10/piercing or slashing; Immune fire
Weaknesses vulnerable to cold

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.
Melee 4 slams +20 (2d6+6 plus 1d6 fire)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks absorb body, burn (1d6 fire, DC 26), pain shriek

STATISTICS

Str 23, Dex 18, Con 25, Int 14, Wis 15, Cha 16
Base Atk +14; CMB +21 (+23 bull rush); CMD 35 (37 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 +19, Intimidate +25, Knowledge (dungeoneering) +20, Perception +28, Sense Motive +21, Stealth +15, Survival +13; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception
Languages Aklo, Russian

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Absorb Body (Su)

A corpse orgy can absorb the physical body of any creature it has reduced to 0 or fewer hit points by moving over it and remaining in contact with it for at least 1 full round. An unconscious or dying opponent can attempt a DC 26 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)

A fiery 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 in a 40-foot radius (Fortitude DC 22 for half). Creatures that cannot hear do not take this damage. The save DC is Charisma-based.

ECOLOGY

Environment underground
Organization solitary
Treasure standard

Called from the heated depths of the earth a fiery corpse orgy is infused with fiery energy. A corpse orgy attacks seeking to add new bodies to its conglomerate form. It fights until destroyed.

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.

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