Choker, Serial

This hunched-over wretch is swaddled with random pieces of clothing. A long pliable arm gropes out from within a sleeve, revealing tentacles capped with five wide, spiny claws.

Serial Choker CR 5

XP 1,600
CE Medium aberration
Init +7; Senses darkvision 60 ft., scent; Perception +11


AC 18, touch 13, flat-footed 15 (+3 Dex, +5 natural)
hp 57 (6d8+30)
Fort +7, Ref +8, Will +4
Defensive Abilities feed on fear


Speed 50 ft., climb 25 ft.
Melee 2 tentacles +8 (1d6+4 plus grab)
Size 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (tentacles 10 ft.)
Special Attacks constrict (1d6+4), grab (Large), hatred (humanoids [human] +3 attack and damage), strangle


Str 19, Dex 17, Con 20, Int 11, Wis 14, Cha 14
Base Atk +4; CMB +8 (+12 grapple); CMD 21
Feats Blind-Fight, Improved Initiative, Intimidating Prowess
Skills Climb +21, Disguise +11, Intimidate +15, Knowledge (local) +9, Perception +11, Stealth +28; Racial Modifiers +16 Stealth
Languages Common
SQ change shape, compression, quickness, sound mimicry, terrain stride (urban)


Change Shape (Ex)

A serial choker can twist its body within humanoid clothing and conceal its features. This grants the choker a +10 bonus to Disguise checks made to appear humanoid.

Feed on Fear (Su)

A serial choker gains fast healing 5 when within 15 feet of a dying creature or a creature suffering from a fear effect. The serial choker can reattach lost limbs when fast healing in this manner.

Strangle (Ex)

A creature that is grappled by a serial choker cannot speak or cast spells with verbal components.

Quickness (Su)

A serial choker is supernaturally quick. It can take an extra move action during its turn each round.


Environment any urban
Organization solitary
Treasure standard

The trappings of civilization fascinate the average choker, and draw some to surface cities. There they lurk in the shadows and alleys, killing the weakest prey, and learning the ways of humanity. Fed with a steady stream of knowledge and protein, the chokers grow in both size and intelligence. They learn to masquerade as humanoids to better hunt their victims. Soon their curiosity encourages them to grow bolder, and they seek victims whose deaths are not so easily ignored and forgotten. Capable of slipping through most security, a pile of bodies accumulates baffling most investigators. The serial choker gets a sadistic thrill from toying with and killing anyone that begins to draw too close to the truth.

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