Electricity crackles and arcs from this undulating mass of orange slime.
|Capacitor Ooze||CR 11|
Speed 10 ft., climb 10 ft.
Melee slam +18 (2d6+9 plus 4d6 electricity and neurophagic jolt)
Special Attacks neurophagic jolt
A creature that strikes a capacitor ooze with a natural weapon, unarmed strike, or metal weapon takes 4d6 points of electricity damage. Creatures grappling a capacitor ooze take this damage when initiating the grapple and on each round the grapple is maintained.
When a capacitor ooze deals electricity damage to a target with its slam attack, the jolt to the target’s neurological system stuns the creature for 1 round (Fortitude DC 25 negates). A second neurophagic jolt to a stunned target sets up a destructive resonance in the target’s brain. This resonance functions like an affliction with the following statistics: save Will DC 25; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect 1d2 Dexterity and 1d2 Intelligence damage; cure 1 save. Neutralize poison does not cure this affliction, but heal, greater restoration, and any effect that removes insanity does. This is a mind-affecting effect. The save DC is Constitution-based.
A capacitor ooze drains power from nearby electrical sources. Any creatures within 10 feet of a capacitor ooze carrying at least one device that’s powered by or generates electricity must succeed at a DC 25 Fortitude save or lose 1 charge from a random electrical device. Single-use items are depowered entirely; devices with renewable electrical sources are depowered until they can recharge (in the case of a solar-powered device) or have their electrical function suppressed for 1d4 minutes (in the case of a shock weapon). A given power source can be drained only once per minute. For each electrical device affected by the capacitor ooze’s osmotic drain, the ooze deals an additional 1d6 points of electricity damage the next time it would deal electricity damage to a target, and its speed increases by 30 feet for 1 round. The save DC is Constitution-based.
Environment cold deserts or plains
Created by technologists seeking to devise an organic battery, capacitor oozes escaped captivity and now infest the hinterlands. They find water dangerous and humidity painful, so they gravitate toward arid climes with stable weather.
Capacitor oozes instinctively seek out sources of electricity, consuming them like other creatures would food. Maintaining vigor and growth requires regular consumption of organic material as well. A capacitor ooze that’s denied power or food begins to starve.
Capacitor oozes grow without bound, splitting only from damage or misfortune. Capacitor oozes that encounter others of their kind often merge if left undisturbed, a process that takes 1d4 hours and may result in a giant or advanced ooze. Capacitor oozes that aren’t inclined to merge disperse, as they find disharmonious electrical auras intolerable.
Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Numeria, Land of Fallen Stars © 2014, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Jim Groves and Russ Taylor.