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Hive Queen

Black, chitinous armor covers this enormous insectile creature. Caustic saliva drips from its mandibles.

Hive Queen CR 10

XP 9,600
NE Huge aberration (hive)
Init +8; Senses blindsense 60 ft., blindsight 10 ft., hive mind; Perception +22

DEFENSE

AC 26, touch 12, flat-footed 22 (+4 Dex, +14 natural, –2 size)
hp 127 (15d8+60)
Fort +9, Ref +9, Will +13
Defensive Abilities corrosive blood (1d8 acid), heat adaptability
Immune acid

OFFENSE

Speed 50 ft., climb 20 ft.
Melee bite +18 (2d6+9/19–20), 2 claws +18 (1d10+9/19–20), tail slap +16 (2d6+4)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 15 ft. (20 ft. with tail slap)
Special Attacks death throes (15d6, DC 21)

STATISTICS

Str 28, Dex 19, Con 19, Int 15, Wis 18, Cha 6
Base Atk +11; CMB +22; CMD 36
Feats Combat Reflexes, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Critical (claw), Improved Initiative, Improved Vital Strike, Multiattack, Power Attack, Vital Strike
Skills Climb +35, Perception +22, Sleight of Hand +19, Stealth +14, Survival +22, Swim +27
Languages Aklo, Common (can’t speak); telepathy 1 mile (hive)
SQ blind, egg layer

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Egg Layer (Ex)

Once per week, a hive queen can lay a cluster of eggs, which hatch into 2d6 hive larvae swarms after 1d4 days.

Telepathy (Su)

A hive queen can communicate telepathically with any creature with the hive subtype within 1 mile.

This telepathy conveys empathic concepts rather than true language.

ECOLOGY

Environment any
Organization solitary or hive (1 plus 1–20 larva swarms and 1–50 hive workers and warriors)
Treasure incidental

A hive queen is an engine of destruction created through advanced fleshwarping procedures. Normally hive queens are dormant, concerned only with the creation of eggs.

However, when threatened, the queen aggressively defends her clutch. If she survives her colony’s destruction, she rampages and destroys everything in her path until she can find another suitable location in which to begin again.

A hive queen is 17 feet tall and weighs 2,100 pounds.

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