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Osteon

Osteon CR 3

XP 800
Medium undead
Init +2 Senses darkvision 90 ft., low-light vision; Perception +1

DEFENSE

AC 16, touch 12, flat-footed 14 (+2 Dex, +4 natural)
hp 22 (4d8+4); DR 5/bludgeoning
Fort +2, Ref +3, Will +4
Immune cold, undead immunities, channel resistance +5

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft.
Melee +5 slam (1d6+2 bludgeoning, 20/x2) plus +5 sting (1d7+2 piercing plus energy drain, 20/x2)
Special Attacks energy drain (1 level, Fort DC 13), Sneak Attack +2d6

STATISTICS

Str 14, Dex 15, Con –, Int 11, Wis 13, Cha 12
Base Atk +3; CMB +5; CMD 17
Feats LungeB, Nimble Moves, Skill Focus (stealth)
Skills Climb +9, Stealth +11
Languages Common, Orc

ECOLOGY

Environment any
Organization solitary if dispatched on an assassination mission, or found in command of large squads of skeletons, zombies or other lesser undead
Treasure none

If skeletons are the rusty meat cleaver of undead minions, an Osteon is a fine longsword crafted by a master artisan. It takes months of costly toil to assemble an Osteon, as layer upon layer of powdered bone is lacquered to a skeletal frame until the scorpion-tailed killer takes shape. Each Osteon is expertly planed, sanded and carved, until they are as ornately elegant as a church chandelier. The creature’s unique shape is a mark of pride for its necromancer master.

Osteons are intelligent enough to be deployed as spies and assassins, a role they excel in. They are also capable of commanding small squads of non-intelligent undead, effectively serving as the sergeant of a zombie or skeleton ‘platoon’.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Nemesis Unleashed Volume II. Copyright 2019, Otherverse Games. Author: Chris A. Field