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Egophage

Eight tentacles ending in claws grow from the base of this glistening and gruesome floating brain.

Egophage CR 10

XP 9,600
CE Small aberration
Init +11; Senses analyze aura, darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +23

DEFENSE

AC 25, touch 19, flat-footed 17 (+7 Dex, +1 dodge, +6 natural, +1 size)
hp 123 (13d8+65)
Fort +9, Ref +11, Will +12
DR 10/adamantine and magic; Immune fire, mind-affecting effects; Resist cold 20, electricity 20, sonic 20; SR 25
Weaknesses vulnerable to protection from evil

OFFENSE

Speed 10 ft., fly 50 ft. (perfect)
Melee 8 claws +18 (1d4+2 plus attach [once per round if two or more claws hit the same creature])
Special Attacks body thief
Psychic Magic (CL 10th, concentration +14)

24 PEanticipate thoughts (2 PE, DC 16), ego whip IV (6 PE, DC 20), globe of invulnerability (4 PE), id insinuation III (4 PE, DC 17)

Spell-Like Abilities (CL 10th)

Constantanalyze aura
At willinvisibility, reduce size (as reduce person but self only and affects aberrations)

STATISTICS

Str 15, Dex 25, Con 21, Int 16, Wis 14, Cha 18
Base Atk +9; CMB +15; CMD 28
Feats Agile Maneuvers, Dodge, Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Mobility, Weapon Finesse, Weapon Focus (claw)
Skills Bluff +25, Diplomacy +24, Disguise +25, Fly +23, Knowledge (local) +19, Perception +26, Sense Motive +15, Stealth +35; Racial Modifiers +8 Bluff, +8 Perception, +8 Stealth
Languages Aklo (can’t speak), Common (can’t speak), Undercommon (can’t speak); telepathy 100 ft.

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Body Thief (Su)

As a full-round action that provokes attacks of opportunity, an egophage can attempt to psychically force its way into a helpless, dead, or grappled creature. If successful, it attempts a psychically channeled coup de grace that inflicts 16d4+16 points of damage. If the victim is slain (or already dead), the egophage usurps control of the body as per greater possession cast on a living body, with an unlimited duration. A host body may not have been dead for longer than 1 day for this ability to function, and even successfully inhabited bodies decay to uselessness in 7 days (unless this time is extended via a gentle repose spell). As long as the egophage occupies the body, it knows and can speak any language known by the victim, and also knows basic information about the victim’s identity and personality, though it has none of the victim’s specific memories or knowledge. Once possessed, the host regains its full hit points—despite the fact that it’s technically a corpse, it appears, detects, and acts as a living creature of its type. Damage done to a host does not harm the egophage, and if the host body is slain, the egophage emerges and is dazed for 1 round. Raise dead cannot restore a victim of body theft, but resurrection or more powerful magic can.

Vulnerable to Protection from Evil (Ex)

An egophage is treated as a summoned creature for the purpose of determining how it is affected by a protection from evil spell.

ECOLOGY

Environment any underground
Organization solitary, brood (4–8), or tribe (10–30)
Treasure double

When an intellect devourer gorges heavily on midnight milk, it sometimes develops increased psychic abilities, including the ability to fly, and has its stubby clawed legs stretch into tentacles. These sinister aberrations are called egophages, and delight in wearing other creatures like suits to fulfill their demented whims and schemes.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Occult Bestiary © 2015, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Josh Colon, John Compton, Paris Crenshaw, Adam Daigle, Eleanor Ferron, James Jacobs, Joe Homes, Mikko Kallio, Mike Kimmel, Ron Lundeen, Kate Marshall, Kalervo Oikarinen, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, and F. Wesley Schneider.