Resembling a centipede with a sucker-like mouth, this creature transforms into an animate pile of sand when moving.
Eater of Years CR 3
N Small aberration
Init +1; Senses blindsense 30 ft., darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +0
AC 15, touch 12, flat-footed 14 (+1 Dex, +3 natural, +1 size)
hp 34 (4d8+16)
Fort +5; Ref +2; Will +4
Defensive Abilities sand form
Speed 40 ft.
Melee bite +6 (1d6+3 plus attach)
Special Attacks blood drain (1 Con damage plus shorten life), shorten life
Str 14, Dex 12, Con 18, Int 2, Wis 10, Cha 11
Base Atk +3; CMB +4 (+12 grapple when attached); CMD 15 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Feat, Feat
Skills Climb +9, Escape Artist +9, Stealth +9; Racial Modifiers +8 Escape Artist, +4 Stealth
Environment any land
Organization solitary, pair, or nest (3–8)
Sand Form (Su) When performing a move, double move, or run action, or when moving as part of a charge, an eater of years becomes an animate pile of sand. This occurs as soon as the eater of years begins its movement and lasts until the eater of years concludes its movement. For that duration, the eater of years is immune to precision damage and critical hits. This is a tranmutation effect.
Shorten Life (Su) When a living creature takes Constitution damage from the blood drain attack of an eater of years, the damaged creature is exposed to the curse of shortened life. Curse of Shortened Life:save Will DC 16; onset 1 year; frequency 1/year; effect 1 point of Constitution drain that cannot be removed by any means until the curse of shortened life is removed; cure –. The save DC is Charisma-based, and includes a +4 racial bonus.
Parasites able to drain years off the end of a victim’s life, the creatures known as eaters of years prey upon humanoids on the fringes of society. Though able to survive by consuming blood alone, eaters of years are also nourished by the curse of shortened life which their feeding inflicts upon their victims. As a result, eaters of years only kill victims that fight back. Weaker victims who don’t pose a serious threat to an eater of years are fed upon only briefly and thereafter allowed to live. The eater of years can then draw ongoing nourishment from the survivors of its attack.