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Koarkcitura

Korkcitura CR 3

Hardened purple plates cover the body of this strange creature and it seems to gather itself as it flexes its backward bent limbs, whipping its long tail and wicked stinger through the air.

XP 800
NE Large magical beast
Init +6; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +9

DEFENSE

AC 15, touch 15, flat-footed 9 (+6 Dex, –1 size)
hp 26 (4d10+4)
Fort +5, Ref +10, Will +2

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft.
Melee gore +5 (1d8+2), sting +5 (1d6+2 plus poison)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (sting 10 ft.)
Special Attacks korkcitura poison, pounce

TACTICS

Before Combat Korkcitura remain hidden while enemies fight other creatures (usually kraidyl) and move in to attack once one side retreats.

During Combat Using its pounce, a korkcitura charges into battle to unleash stings then darts away behind cover, moving to another angle of attack before charging again.

Morale Korkcitura flee when reduced to 6 hp or less.

STATISTICS

Str 14, Dex 23, Con 13, Int 3, Wis 13, Cha 5
Base Atk +4; CMB +7; CMD 23 (27 vs. trip)
Feats Ability Focus (korkcitura poison), Run
Skills Acrobatics +11, Perception +9, Stealth +10; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception, +4 Stealth
SQ swampstrider

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Korkcitura Poison (Ex)

Sting—injury; save Fort 15, frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; initial effect 1d6 Dex, secondary effect 1d4 Con, cure 1 save

Swampstrider (Ex)

Korkcitura can move through bogs, quicksands, and all non-magical difficult terrain in swamps without penalty at its normal speed.

ECOLOGY

Environment underground
Organization solitary, pair, or pack (3-6)
Treasure none

The origins of korkcitura are quite simple—they were once next in line to be apex predators, second only to the kraydil. When kraidyl rose from the muck empowered with profane energies, they started to wipe out these creatures but quickly found them to be utterly indigestible; rather than kill all of the korkcitura, they subjugated and ultimately domesticated the strange magical animals. Now korkcitura are reduced to scavengers that follow kraidyl around, feeding off the scant bits of meat left behind after a successful hunt or if particularly lucky, made into a mount.

Korkcitura stand at about 5 to 6 feet in height and weigh between 1,400 and 1,600 pounds.

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