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Phthisic

Covered in a hide of frost crystals with dagger-like claws and spikes, the creature before you stands 10 feet tall and vaguely reminds you of someone familiar.

Phthisic CR 6

XP 2,400
CE Large monstrous humanoid (psionic)
Init +5 Senses darkvision 60 ft., scent, Perception +14

DEFENSE

AC 18, touch 10, flat-footed 17 (+1 Dex, +8 natural, –1 size)
hp 63 (6d10 + 30); regeneration 5 (acid or fire)
Fort +9, Ref +6, Will +8
DR 10/magic Resist cold 10

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.
Melee 2 claws +11 (1d6+6) and bite +11 (1d6+6 plus mind feed)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks mind feed

Psi-like Abilities

3/daybrain lock (affects animals, fey, giants, humanoids, magical beasts, and monstrous humanoids, DC 15*), dimension slide, ego whip (1d4, DC 15*), mental barrier, mind thrust (ML 4th, 4d10, Dc 15*), skate;

1/daybody adjustment (heal 1d12*), catapsi (DC 18).

Manifester level 6th. The save DCs are Charisma-based.

*Includes augmentation for the phthisic’s manifester level.

STATISTICS

Str 23, Dex 12, Con 21, Int 10, Wis 16, Cha 16
BAB +6; CMB +13; CMD 24
Feats Alertness, Great Fortitude, Improved Initiative
Skills Climb +15, Perception +14, Stealth +10, Swim +15

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Mind Feed (Ex)

A phthisic that hits with its bite attack deals 1d4 points of Intelligence damage. If this effect reduces the opponent’s Intelligence score to 0, the ability damage becomes ability drain.

ECOLOGY

Environment any
Organization solitary or gang (2-4)
Treasure standard

Standing 10 feet tall and weighing over 600 pounds, a phthisic is a repressed neurosis that has been forcefully shunted from the subsconscious and turned into a living creature. They feed off mental energy, permanently damaging the psyches of their victims.

A phthisic will faintly resemble the person from whose mind it came, but is a warped, twisted version of that person (a DC 25 Perception check to note the resemblance allows someone who knows the source individual to recognize the source of the phthisic.

A phthisic feeds off the intelligence of a living creature, temporarily assuaging its constant craving for the sanity that can calm its own mental torment.

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