This massive mound of tentacles rises and falls, hinting at the breathing of a great slumbering beast below. Every so often, the tip of one of the glistening filaments twitches to life, spontaneously growing a razor-like feeler, horrible eye, or other alien appendage. The creature’s body is a looming clot of these appendages, a twitching knot of wriggling matter.
Havero Tentacle CR 6
AC 19, touch 9, flat-footed 18 (+1 Dex, +10 natural, -2 size)
hp 66 (7d8+35)
Fort +7, Ref +3, Will +10
DR 5/slashing; Immune cold, inhaled effects, mind-affecting effects, poison; Resist acid 10, fire 10
During Combat The havero’s tentacles attack the closest visible target, switching to attack other targets only to defend themselves as necessary.
Morale Once a havero tentacle is reduced to 0 hit points, it stops attacking and withdraws.
Str 28, Dex 12, Con 20, Int —, Wis 20, Cha 10
Base Atk +5; CMB +16; CMD 27
SQ mindless, no breath
Although the havero itself is fantastically intelligent, its is currently slumbering, leaving its tentacles little more than instinct to operate on. The tentacles are effectively mindless, and thus immune to mind-affecting attacks.
Environment any (usually Outer Space)
The word “havero” roughly translates into “smothering arms”. The creature itself was first described in notes and theories postulated by ancient students of the stars and delvers into dark lore. Horrifically, haveros are not the mere imaginings of those sages who chronicle the heavens. They are entities of deepest blackness, and on terrible occasions a lone havero has been drawn to the world, putting all the races of the world into reach of its endless, ruinous arms.
Although their thought processes are too alien to permit interpretation, haveros are decidedly malevolent. They have no need for sustenance of any kind, yet they consume living creatures with mouths buried beneath their mounds of tentacles. Haveros do not age, nor do they die of any known natural cause. Beyond these apparent facts, though, exceedingly little rational knowledge has been gleaned about these unearthly horrors.
A havero’s telpathy is theoretically limitless in range, although when sending its mind across galaxies, even its thoughts require considerable time to travel.