N Large aberration
Init +0; Senses darkvision 60 ft., scent; Perception +10
DEFENSEAC 19, touch 9, flat-footed 19 (+10 natural, –1 size)
hp 102 (12d8+48)
Fort +7, Ref +4, Will +8
DR 5/slashing or piercing; Immune disease
OFFENSESpeed 20 ft.
Melee 2 tentacles +15 (1d8+6 plus grab), bite +15 (1d6+6 plus disease)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft. (15 ft. with tentacle)
Special Attacks constrict (tentacle, 1d8+6 plus disease )
STATISTICSStr 22, Dex 10, Con 17, Int 5, Wis 6, Cha 6
Base Atk +9; CMB +16 (+20 grapple); CMD 26 (28 vs. trip)
Feats Ability Focus (disease), Iron Will , Power Attack , Skill Focus ( Perception ), Toughness, Weapon Focus (bite), Weapon Focus (tentacle)
Skills Perception +10, Stealth +5 (+13 in lair); Racial Modifiers +8 Stealth in lair
SPECIAL ABILITIESdamage , 1d4 Con damage , and 1d4 Wis damage; cure 2 consecutive saves. The save DC is Constitution -based and includes a +2 bonus from the Ability Focus feat.
Environment any underground
Organization solitary, or with cluster (2-4) of otyughs caring for the plaguebearer
Considering where they live, otyughs make for natural disease carriers. Otyughs are immune to filth fever, the most common ailment for those visiting the sewers or swamps, and every otyugh is a carrier of the disease. Sometimes, however, an otyugh can become infected with so many ailments that it becomes a plaguebearer otyugh. These disgusting creatures are covered in lesions, boils, and rashes, and anyone in combat with them risks contracting a truly terrible sickness. Among their own kind, plaguebearers are regarded as prophets, and make proclamations (of dubious wisdom or veracity) to others of their kind, who accept these statements as truth. While other otyughs are smart enough to keep their distance,they often help to feed their stricken cousins and use them to punish those who intrude upon their domain.
Plaguebearer otyughs are in constant pain, leading many to believe they are in a sort of rage. Because they lack the proper appendages to sooth their wounds, these wretched creatures spend most of their time mindlessly bashing at anything that moves, desperate to distract themselves from the pain.