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Gohl


This creature appears as a floating blob of mottled black and gray flesh. From its central form sprouts six long tentacles and three snake-like heads, each head perched atop a thin, serpentine neck. Each head has a gaping maw lined with pointed fangs. Many smaller tentacles jut from its central form only to disappear back into its trunk just as quickly as they appeared.

Gohl (Hydra Cloud) CR 9

XP 6,400
CE Large aberration
Init +7; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +25

DEFENSE

AC 22, touch 12, flat-footed 19 (+3 Dex, +10 natural, -1 size)
hp 119 (14d8+56)
Fort +8; Ref +9; Will +12
Defensive Abilities all-around vision; DR 10/silver

OFFENSE

Speed fly 30 ft. (good)
Melee 3 bites +15 (1d4+5 plus 1d6 acid), 6 tentacles +12 (1d6+2 plus grab)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks constrict (1d6+5)

STATISTICS

Str 20, Dex 17, Con 19, Int 6, Wis 12, Cha 6
Base Atk +10; CMB +16 (+20 grapple); CMD 29 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Lightning Reflexes, Multiattack, Power Attack, Skill Focus (Perception), Weapon Focus (bite)
Skills Fly +9, Intimidate +10, Knowledge (dungeoneering) +5, Perception +25; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception
Languages Common (can’t speak)


ECOLOGY

Environment underground
Organization solitary
Treasure standard

Gohls are nightmarish creatures found lurking in desolate ruins or subterranean caverns. No one is quite sure of their true origin and some sages believe they may have traveled to the Material Plane from another dimension or time. They are solitary creatures and favor humanoid prey above all others, though they are not adverse to attacking and devouring any living creature encountered.

A gohl is a 10-foot wide, 10-foot high, blob of mottled black and gray flesh, slimy and rubbery to the touch. Each of its three heads is gold with red eyes and has a wide mouth lined with double rows of needle-sharp teeth. Each neck is scaled gold and turns to dark green as it nears the gohl’s body. The underside of each neck is slightly lighter in color. Gohls communicate with others of their kind by changing the color of their trunk. In combat, a gohl can release a loud, metallic-sounding roar from one of its heads and often does so, in an effort to scare its adversaries.

Gohl’s make no effort to disguise themselves or hide from opponents. As soon as intruders are detected in their area, they move to intercept them. The gohl begins combat by grabbing a foe with a tentacle. A grabbed foe is subjected to as many bite attacks each round as the gohl can bring against it. Multiple opponents are often grabbed and bitten as well. Foes that are killed by a gohl are carried to its lair and digested.

Section 15: Copyright Notice – Tome of Horrors Complete
Gohl from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Scott Greene.