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Ceroptor, Swarm

Ceroptor Swarm CR 16

XP 204,800
CE Medium aberration (troop, extraplanar)
Init +6; Senses darkvision 60 ft., lifesense; Perception +32

DEFENSE

AC 26, touch 13, flat-footed 23 (+2 Dex, +1 dodge, +13 natural)
hp 225 (30d8+90)
Fort +14, Ref +14, Will +20
Defensive Abilities troop traits

OFFENSE

Speed 10 ft., fly 60 ft. (perfect)
Melee troop (5d6 plus paralysis)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with stinger)
Special Attacks ganglion probe, paralysis (1d4 rounds, DC 19)
Psi-Like Abilities (CL 8th; concentration +11; save DCs are Int-based)

At will-cloud mind
3/dayego whip, id insinuation
1/daypsychic crush

STATISTICS

Str 10, Dex 15, Con 14, Int 17, Wis 13, Cha 10
Base Atk +22; CMB +24 (+28 grapple); CMD 35
Feats Agile Maneuvers, Blind-Fight, Combat Casting, Combat Expertise, Combat Reflexes, Dodge, Endurance, Flyby Attack, Great Fortitude, Improved Initiative, Improved Natural Armor, Iron Will, Lightning Reflexes, Toughness, Weapon Focus (troop)
Skills Acrobatics +25 (+17 when jumping), Bluff +20, Diplomacy +14, Disguise +10, Fly +43, Intimidate +33, Knowledge (planes) +12, Perception +32, Spellcraft +26, Stealth +17, Survival +24; Racial Modifiers +-8 Acrobatics when jumping
Languages Ashtuul, Belligren, Common
SQ steal body

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Ganglion Probe (Ex)

If a ceroptor troop occupies the same space as a paralyzed opponent, one of them can forcefully insert one of its ganglions into an opponent’s nervous system. The opponent gains a DC 23 Reflex save to avoid the attack. If they fail, the attack deals 1d4 points of Dex damage. If this effect reduces the opponent’s Dexterity score to 0, the ability damage becomes ability drain.

Steal Body (Ex)

Individual ceroptors within a troop can attempt to decapitate and inhabit the corpse of any creatures slain within the last 12 hours that occupy the same space as the troop. Once the ceroptor takes full control of the host body, it becomes a bodied ceroptor and breaks from the troop, reducing the troop’s total HD by 1. In all other respects, the steal body is identical to the ceroptor ability of the same name.

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