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Fish, Hagfish (Slimy)

A mouth like a lamprey’s gnashes curved teeth at one end of this slimy, eel-like fish.

Slimy Hagfish CR 1

XP 400
N Tiny animal (aquatic)
Init +2; Senses low-light vision; Perception +1

DEFENSE

AC 14, touch 14, flat-footed 12 (+2 Dex, +2 size)
hp 17 (2d8+8)
Fort +7, Ref +7, Will +1

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft., swim 30 ft.
Melee bite +4 (1d3+1)

STATISTICS

Str 12, Dex 15, Con 18, Int 1, Wis 12, Cha 11
Base Atk +1; CMB +1 (+5 grapple); CMD 12 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Lightning Reflexes
Skills Escape Artist +6, Swim +14; Racial Modifiers +4 Escape Artist
SQ slime cloud

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Slime Cloud (Ex)

While underwater, as a free action, a hagfish can secrete slime that transforms a 5-foot cube of water into a transparent cloud of viscous slime. This slime is the aquatic equivalent of rough terrain, and creatures swimming through it expend 2 squares of movement. The slime cloud remains for 10 rounds before dissipating. Hagfish are unaffected by these slime clouds. The slime also grants the hagfish a +4 bonus on grapple checks.

ECOLOGY

Environment temperate water
Organization solitary, pair, or group (3–5)
Treasure none

These cousins to normal hagfish can reach lengths of 4 feet and weigh up to 15 pounds.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Adventure Path #56: Raiders of the Fever Sea © 2012, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Author: Greg A. Vaughan.