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Grikkitog

Grikkitog CR 14

XP 38,400
NE Huge aberration (earth)
Init +8; Senses all-around vision, darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 30 ft.; Perception +28
Aura infestation (120 ft.)

DEFENSE

AC 29, touch 12, flat-footed 25 (+4 Dex, +27 natural, –2 size)
hp 190 (20d8+100)
Fort +13, Ref +12, Will +17
DR 10/adamantine

OFFENSE

Speed 20 ft., burrow 20 ft., earth glide
Space 15 ft.; Reach 15 ft.
Melee bite +22 (4d8+12/19–20 plus grab plus bleed)
Special Attacks barbed maw, bleed (1d8)

STATISTICS

Str 26, Dex 19, Con 21, Int 14, Wis 21, Cha 20
Base Atk +15; CMB +25; CMD 39 (43 vs. grapple)
Feats Cleave, Combat Reflexes, Deceitful, Great Fortitude, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes, Power Attack, Vital Strike, Weapon Focus (bite)
Skills Acrobatics +19, Bluff +20, Climb +25, Disguise +22 (+26 to imitate stone), Knowledge (planes) +20, Perception +28, Stealth +13 (+21 Stealth in stony areas), Survival +28, Swim 16; Racial Modifiers +4 Climb, +4 Disguise to imitate stone, +8 Stealth in stony areas
Languages Terran
SQ implant core, magical strike, manifold vision

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Barbed Maw (Ex)

A grikkitog can extend its barbed teeth and fully impale a creature that is two or more size categories smaller than the grikkitog (a Medium or smaller creature for the typical grikkitog). This ability effectively adds the grab universal monster ability to the grikkitog’s bite attack against such a creature, but if the grikkitog successfully “grabs” a foe in this manner by impaling it on the teeth, the grikkitog does not gain the grappled condition. An grikkitog’s options while grappling a foe in this way are limited—it can either move while grappling the foe, or it can whip its body and attempt to fling the foe as if using the Awesome Blow feat (the damage dealt by this is equal to its bite damage). A grikkitog can impale up to three Medium-sized (or six Small-sized) creatures at a time with its maw, while continuing to attack normally with its bites.

Earth Glide (Ex)

A burrowing grikkitog can pass through stone, dirt, or almost any other sort of earth except metal as easily as a fish swims through water. If protected against fire damage, it can even glide through lava. Its burrowing leaves behind no tunnel or hole, nor does it create any ripple or other sign of its presence. A move earth spell cast on an area containing a burrowing grikkitog flings the aberration back 30 feet, stunning the creature for 1 round unless it succeeds on a DC 15 Fortitude save.

Implant Core (Ex)

The grikkitog implants its core into an adjacent section of earth or stone, melding seamlessly and changing its visual appearance to match the surrounding rock. It’s immobilized but automatically succeeds at its Disguise check to impersonate the stone around it; creatures actively searching for it can still attempt Perception checks against its Disguise DC as normal. A grikkitog can release its implantation as a free action, which has the manipulate trait. A grikkitog’s infestation aura and manifold vision are only active while implanted.

Infestation Aura (Su)

While its core is implanted, a grikkitog infests all earth and stone within 120 feet, as long as there is a contiguous physical connection between the earth, including stone objects touching on the ground. This effect spreads even if the grikkitog does not have line of effect, though it can affect earth or stone on the surface and exposed to the air only if at least part of its core is exposed as well. Within the aura, it can grow maws and eyes everywhere. It can make bite attacks against any creature, originating from any earth or stone in the aura adjacent to that creature. Determine cover from the origin point of the attack, not from the grikkitog’s core.

Magical Strike (Ex)

A grikkitog’s bite attack is treated as a magic weapon for the purposes of damage reduction.

Manifold Vision

While its core is implanted, the grikkitog can see through the eyes it creates throughout the area of its infestation aura, gaining the benefits of all-around vision.

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