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Locust Swarm


Thousands upon thousands of locusts dance and drone in a dark and ravenous cloud.

Locust Swarm CR 2

XP 600
N Fine vermin (swarm)
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +0

DEFENSE

AC 20, touch 20, flat-footed 18 (+2 Dex, +8 size)
hp 18 (4d8)
Fort +4, Ref +3, Will +1
Defensive Abilities swarm traits; Immune mind-affecting effects

OFFENSE

Speed 10 ft., climb 10 ft., fly 30 ft. (average)
Melee swarm (1d6)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Special Attacks devour, distraction (DC 12), voracious (see giant locust)

STATISTICS

Str 1, Dex 15, Con 10, Int —, Wis 11, Cha 2
Base Atk +3; CMB —; CMD
Skills Climb +3, Fly +10

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Devour (Ex)

A locust swarm causes damage to unattended objects in its space each round as though they were creatures. It even damages inedible objects.

ECOLOGY

Environment temperate or warm deserts or plains
Organization solitary, pair, cloud (3–20), or plague (21–100 or more)
Treasure none

Under crowded conditions, these normally inoffensive relatives of the grasshopper change color, breed uncontrollably, ravenously consume any available vegetation, and wreak vast destruction to farms and settlements.

The largest swarms, known as plagues, can include billions of locusts and cover hundreds of square miles. Locusts in these swarms are larger and more aggressive than common ones, making the swarm a true danger to everything edible in their path and even to inedible objects as well.

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