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Folugub

An enormous beetle walks toward you. Its carapace glitters as though it were crystalline in nature, and what appears to be a large tongue flickers out between its mandibles periodically, as though tasting the air around it.

Folugub CR 2

XP 600
N Medium aberration
Init +3 Senses darkvision 60 ft., scent crystal 90 ft., Perception + 11

DEFENSE

AC 18, 13 touch, 15 flat-footed (+3 Dex, +5 natural)
hp 30 (4d8+12)
Fort +4, Ref +4, Will +5

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft.
Melee bite +6 (2d4), tongue +3 touch (liquefy crystal)

STATISTICS

Str 10, Dex 17, Con 17, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 11
BAB +3; CMB +3; CMD 16 (20 vs. trip)
Feats Skill Focus (Perception), Weapon Finesse
Skills Perception +11

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Liquefy Crystal (Su)

A folugub’s tongue is a primary touch attack that causes any crystalline item it touches to begin to liquefy. The item takes half its maximum HP in damage and gains the broken condition – a second hit destroys the item. A folugub never provokes an attack of opportunity by attempting to Strike a weapon with its tongue.

Against creatures made of crystal, the folugub deals 3d6+4 points of damage. An attended object, any psionic object, or a crystalline creature can attempt a DC 15 Reflex save to negate this effect. The DC is Constitution-based.

Scent Crystal (Ex)

This ability functions much like the scent ability, except that the range is 90 ft. and the folugub can only use it to sense crystal objects (including creatures wearing or carrying crystal objects).

ECOLOGY

Environment any underground
Organization solitary, pair, or nest (3-10)
Treasure incidental (no crystalline treasure)

Six feet long and nearing 300 pounds, they have absolutely no fear of humanoids, though they do not bother to attack anything that is not bearing crystals of some sort.

Folugubs are to crystal what rust monsters are to metal. Nearly always hungry, the folugub will stop at nothing to make a dinner of the largest crystal it can find.

Folugubs can detect a crystal object by smell from up to 90 feet. Once a folugub has detected a crystal, it has almost a single-minded determination to find and devour the object. If a folugub acquires a crystal object, it will typically stop any attack to devour the crystal, unless it is attacked or threatened.

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