This humanoid’s scaly skin possesses a rough, stony texture almost like rock. It resembles a lizard with massive yellow fangs and a large mouth.
|Stone Troglodyte||CR 2|
Str 12, Dex 9, Con 16, Int 9, Wis 12, Cha 10
Base Atk +3; CMB +4; CMD 13
Feats Great Fortitude, Weapon Focus (bite)
Skills Climb +6, Perception +6, Stealth +4 (+8 in rocky areas); Racial Modifier +4 to Stealth in rocky areas
Three times per day a stone troglodyte can spit a burst of sharp, rocky splinters in a 20-foot cone. Creatures caught in the area take 2d6 points of slashing damage, or half damage on a DC 14 Reflex save. The save DC is Constitution-based.
Organization solitary, pair, clutch (3-6), band (7-12 plus 1 druid of 3rd level and 1-2 monitor lizards), or tribe (20-80 plus 20% non-combatants, 1 chieftain druid of 3rd-6th level, 1-3 druids of 3rd- 6th level and 3-13 monitor lizards)
Stone troglodytes resemble their more common namesakes. They possess the same scaly skin and reptilian features, though their coloration tends to dark grays and browns. Troglodytes disavow any relation, considering stone trog-lodytes an inferior species of creature altogether. Stone troglodytes possess no sickening stench ability, and are generally less intelligent than common trogs. They have a similar tribal structure, but the likeness ends there.
Stone troglodytes have an elemental connection to the earth. Their skin is course and gritty, like natural rock, and their powerful claws allow them to burrow through loose dirt and stone with considerable speed. The stone troglodyte almost never emerges onto the surface world. They only do so if forced by hunger or the promise of an easy hunt. Stone troglodytes are much more comfortable underground where their ability to blend in with the surroundings makes hunting much easier. They establish large under-ground lairs and defend them with their lives.
Though not particularly intelligent, a stone troglodyte’s ability to spew rocks makes it a dangerous opponent. This strange ability often catches foes by surprise, as stone troglodytes appear to be nothing more than one of the many degenerate humanoid races so common to the underworld.
Large communities are often led by a druid or ranger. Stone trog druids usually possess the Earth domain rather than an animal companion.