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Mu Spore

Tentacles and eyes cover this floating, fungoid monster, and its vast mouth opens like a toothy cavern.

Mu Spore CR 21

XP 409,600
CN Colossal plant
Init +3; Senses blindsight 240 ft., low-light vision; Perception +43

DEFENSE

AC 37, touch 1, flat-footed 37 (–1 Dex, +36 natural, –8 size)
hp 418 (31d8+279); fast healing 10
Fort +26, Ref +11, Will +19
Defensive Abilities grasping tendrils; DR 10/epic; Immune plant traits; Resist acid 30

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft., fly 30 ft. (perfect)
Melee bite +32 (6d6+16/19–20 plus grab), 4 tentacles +27 (3d8+8/19–20 plus grab)
Space 30 ft.; Reach 30 ft. (60 ft. with tentacle)
Special Attacks spore cough, constrict (3d8+16), swallow whole (20d8 acid, AC 28, 41 hp)

STATISTICS

Str 42, Dex 9, Con 29, Int 18, Wis 28, Cha 29
Base Atk +23; CMB +47 (+51 grapple); CMD 56 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Awesome Blow, Critical Focus, Greater Bull Rush, Greater Vital Strike, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Critical (tentacles), Improved Initiative, Improved Lightning Reflexes, Improved Vital Strike, Lightning Reflexes, Power Attack, Staggering Critical, Vital Strike, Weapon Focus (bite), Weapon Focus (tentacles)
Skills Fly +33, Knowledge (dungeoneering) +35, Knowledge (geography) +35, Knowledge (nature) +35, Perception +43, Sense Motive +40
Languages Aklo, Common, Terran, Undercommon

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Grasping Tendrils (Ex)

Sticky, arm-length tendrils cover a mu spore. A mu spore can use these tendrils to attempt a grab as an immediate action when an adjacent creature hits with a melee attack. As it is only using the tendrils (instead of conducting the grapple normally), it takes a –20 penalty to its CMB to make and maintain the grapple (+31 CMB with tendrils). The mu spore does not gain the grappled condition while grappling a creature with its tendrils.

Spore Cough (Su)

Once every 1d4 rounds as a standard action, a mu spore can release a cloud of burrowing spores in a 100-foot cone. The burrowing spores deal 20d8 points of damage to all creatures and wooden structures in the area, or half damage to any creatures that make a DC 34 Reflex save. Plants and plant creatures are immune to this damage. The save DC is Constitution-based.

ECOLOGY

Environment any
Organization solitary or pair
Treasure standard

A mu spore is a thankfully rare plant of vast power and strange intellect. The smallest of mu spores (such as the one presented here) are never less than a hundred feet long from tentacle tip to tentacle tip, and weigh a minimum of 200,000 pounds. Yet despite their vast bulk, mu spores are capable of flying with an uncommon grace, venting jets of foul-smelling spores to guide their flight through the air.

Mu spores dwell in vast caverns, but sometimes drift up to the surface through immense pits or tunnels—they have no fear of sunlight, but prefer nocturnal habits. Mu spores are more than just ravenous eaters of nations—they possess uncommon intellects, and if peaceful contact can be made, their knowledge can be quite valuable. Even more valuable, to many debased alchemists, are the strange secretions and spores they emit, for these rare materials can be brewed into the strangest of drugs and elixirs.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 2, © 2010, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors Wolfgang Baur, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, Graeme Davis, Crystal Frasier, Joshua J. Frost, Tim Hitchcock, Brandon Hodge, James Jacobs, Steve Kenson, Hal MacLean, Martin Mason, Rob McCreary, Erik Mona, Jason Nelson, Patrick Renie, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, Owen K.C. Stephens, James L. Sutter, Russ Taylor, and Greg A. Vaughan, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.