Faint scraping sounds crescendo into a cacophony of skittering as tiny scorpions pour from the sands, ready to devour all unsuspecting sleepers in the tent.
Scorpion Swarm CR 4
Str 1, Dex 16, Con 14, Int —, Wis 13, Cha 2
Base Atk +4; CMB —; CMD —
Skills Climb +7, Perception +5, Stealth +19 (+23 in deserts); Racial Modifiers +4 Climb, +4 Perception, +4 Stealth (+8 in deserts)
SQ swarm traits, vermin traits
Environment warm deserts
Organization solitary, pair, or colony (3–6 swarms)
This seemingly unending, waterfall-like crush of small, poisonous scorpions is the stuff of many adventurers’ nightmares. A scorpion swarm is rare but deadly; the odd tiny scorpion in one’s shoes or discarded robes is not necessarily cause for concern, but experienced desert dwellers prefer to crush all such creatures in case they are the harbinger of a swarm. Indeed, scorpion swarms can descend upon the unwitting rather quickly. When they do, their innumerable bites, not to mention their poison, can be enough to kill even the heartiest humanoids.
Southlands Bestiary for Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. © 2015 Open Design. Authors: Kristian Ahonen, Eric Anderson, Anonymous, Joshua Banks, Wolfgang Baur, dpb, Clinton Boomer, Marina de Santiago Buey, Angelica Burns, Jarrod Camiré, Aaron Cheung, Jim Davis, Lee DeBoer, Dan Dillon, John Doh, Chris Doyle, Harold Farmer, John Foster, Erik Freund, Leonard Grand, Amanda Hamon Kunz, Andrew Harshman, Jacob Haywood, Steven T. Helt, Jeffrey Hersh, Andrew Hind, Richard Iversen, Alex Kanous, Henry S. Kurtz, Richard Lawson, Jeff Lee, Chris Lockey, Ari Marmell, Ben McFarland, Jesse McGatha, Brett A. McLean, Brian Wiborg Mønster, Matt Morrissette, Robert H. Nichols, Stacy Nichols, Kalervo Oikarinen, Gunnar Ólafsson, Richard Rossi, Stephen Rowe, Adam Roy, Wendall Roy, Matt Rupprecht, Allen F. Schell, Brian Suskind, Troy Taylor, James Thomas, John Tolios, James Whittaker, Clarence Wisdom, and Henry Wong.