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Qlippoth, Hydraggon

This eellike monstrosity has a gaping, fanged mouth from which lolls a long, red tongue split into three tendrils, two of which wield weapons.

Hydraggon CR 3

XP 800
CE Medium outsider (aquatic, chaotic, evil, extraplanar, qlippoth)
Init +4; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +8

DEFENSE

AC 15, touch 10, flat-footed 15 (+5 natural)
hp 34 (4d10+12)
Fort +7, Ref +4, Will +4
Immune cold, mind-affecting effects, poison; Resist acid 10, electricity 10, fire 10

OFFENSE

Speed 10 ft., swim 40 ft.
Melee mwk short sword +6 (1d6+1/19–20), mwk trident +6 (1d8+3), tongue +2 (1d3+1 plus cloud memory) or 3 tongues +2 (1d3+1 plus cloud memory) or bite +7 (1d6+4 plus cloud memory)
Special Attacks horrific appearance (DC 15)

STATISTICS

Str 17, Dex 10, Con 16, Int 10, Wis 12, Cha 16
Base Atk +4; CMB +7; CMD 17
Feats Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Two-Weapon FightingB
Skills Escape Artist +11, Knowledge (planes) +7, Perception +8, Stealth +7, Survival +8, Swim +18; Racial Modifiers +4 Escape Artist
Languages Abyssal; telepathy 100 ft.
SQ amphibious, beacon

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Beacon (Su)

Once per day as an immediate action, a hydraggon can emit a telepathic warning of danger to all hydraggons in a 100-mile radius. A qlippoth that receives this warning during or just before an initiative check gains a +4 bonus on that check.

Bite (Ex)

A hydraggon cannot make a bite attack during a round in which it uses its tongue to attack (either with weapons or as a secondary tongue attack).

Cloud Memory (Su)

When a hydraggon hits a creature with its tongue or bite attack, the target must succeed at a DC 15 Will save or have its memories clouded for 1d6 rounds (the creature takes a –3 penalty on this save if it was bitten instead of being struck by a tongue). During this time, the creature takes a –2 penalty on all attack rolls and skill checks, and it cannot use thought components when casting psychic spells. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Horrific Appearance (Su)

A creature that succumbs to a hydraggon’s horrific appearance becomes distracted by the monster’s slithering coils and undulating tongues, and takes a –4 penalty on Perception checks and ranged attacks for 1d6 rounds.

Tongue (Ex)

A hydraggon’s strange tongue splits into three tentacles, each of which is capable of feats of manipulation equal to that of a human hand. A hydraggon can wield weapons in these tongues, but if it wields more than one weapon, it must fight as if using the two-weapon fighting option. Although most hydraggons opt to wield a one-handed weapon and a light weapon, some choose instead to wield a two-handed weapon and a one-handed or light weapon—doing so uses all three of its tongues and doesn’t leave one free to make a tongue attack. When a hydraggon wields a two-handed weapon in this manner, it takes a –4 penalty on attacks with the two-handed weapon and a –8 penalty on attacks with its “off-hand” weapon. If a hydraggon has a free tongue, it can use it to make a secondary natural attack that deals 1d3 points of bludgeoning damage and clouds a victim’s memory (see above).

ECOLOGY

Environment any water
Organization solitary, pair, or shoal (3–10)
Treasure standard (mwk short sword, mwk trident other treasure)

The hydraggon is a strange qlippoth that has mastered the use of weapons, despite its lack of hands. These creatures enjoy swimming in the waters of the River Styx, and their immunity to mind-affecting effects shields them from the river’s memorydraining properties.

A hydraggon is 7 feet long and weighs 200 pounds.

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