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Salt Worm

Salt Worm CR 4

This freakish creature is covered in overlapping triangular plates. It coils briefly before slithering forward, its strange triple-maw gnashing all the while.

XP 1,200
N Large aberration
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., scent, tremorsense 60 ft.; Perception +10

DEFENSE

AC 15, touch 10, flat-footed 13 (+1 Dex, +5 natural, –1 size)
hp 45 (6d8+18)
Fort +4, Ref +3, Will +7; DR 5/slashing

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft., burrow 15 ft.
Melee bite +7 (1d8+3 plus attach), tail slap +7 (1d8+1)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks blood drain (1 Constitution and 1 Strength), sensitive tail

TACTICS

Before Combat Salt worms naturally hide themselves in rocky terrain in wait for prey to wander nearby.

During Combat Salt worms bite into targets and attach, draining them of their vigor while battering away with tail slaps.

Morale Highly territorial, salt worms fight to the death.

STATISTICS

Str 16, Dex 13, Con 14, Int 3, Wis 14, Cha 5
Base Atk +4; CMB +7 (+15 grapple); CMD 18 (26 vs. grapple, can’t be tripped)
Feats Multi-attack, Power Attack, Toughness
Skills Climb +10, Perception +10, Stealth +7 (+15 in rocky terrain); Racial Modifiers +8 Stealth in rocky terrain
Languages Aklo (cannot speak)
SQ regenerating maw

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Regenerating Maw (Ex)

A saltworm regenerates its maw in 1d4 rounds. While the wound regenerates, it makes bite attacks with a –2 penalty but loses its attach special ability.

Sensitive Tail (Ex)

A salt worm may attack with its tail while attached to a victim.

ECOLOGY

Environment any (underground)
Organization solitary or cluster (2–5)
Treasure incidental

Many blame the zwerc for the appearance of salt worms, claiming that the creatures burst forth from salt mines not long after the discovery of the first Amber Roads. These are unverified claims, however, and miners everywhere are trained to look for the signs of these troublesome aberrations.

A salt worm is 10 feet long and weighs 500 pounds or more, depending on how long its been since its last meal.

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