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Eel, Giant Moray (3pp)

This creature looks like an 8-foot long eel with yellowish-brown splotches on its back.

Giant Moray Eel CR 5

XP 1,600
N Large animal (aquatic)
Init +6; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent; Perception +7

DEFENSE

AC 19, touch 11, flat-footed 17 (+2 Dex, +8 natural, –1 size)
hp 52 (7d8+21)
Fort +8, Ref +9, Will +3
Immune disease, fear
Weakness water dependency

OFFENSE

Speed 5 ft., swim 30 ft.
Melee bite +11(2d6+9 plus disease and grab)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks gnaw

STATISTICS

Str 22, Dex 14, Con 16, Int 1, Wis 12, Cha 8
Base Atk +5; CMB +12 (+16 grapple); CMD 24 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes, Skill Focus (Stealth), Weapon Focus (bite)
Skills Escape Artist +10, Perception +7, Stealth +11, Swim +18; Racial Modifiers +8 Escape Artist

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Disease (Ex)

Flesh Rot: Bite—injury; save Fort DC 13; onset 1 minute; frequency 1/day; effect 1d6 Con and 1d6 Cha damage; cure 2 consecutive saves. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Gnaw (Ex)

If a giant moray begins a round with a grabbed foe, it inflicts automatic bite damage (2d6+9 points of damage). A giant moray eel possesses a second set of jaws in its throat that aid in swallowing—it can make a second bite attack (+11 attack, 1d6+4) against a foe it has already grabbed.

Water Dependency (Ex)

Giant moray eels can survive out of the water for 1 minute per point of Constitution (after that, refer to the drowning rules).

ECOLOGY

Environment warm aquatic
Organization solitary or school (4–8)
Treasure none

The moray eel is a ferocious predator, capable of holding prey in its primary jaws while a smaller set of jaws inside its throat chews away bite-sized portions.

Moray Eel Animal Companion

STARTING STATISTICS

Size Medium; AC +5 natural armor; Speed swim 30 ft.; Attack bite (1d8); Ability Scores Str 14, Dex 16, Con 12, Int 1, Wis 12, Cha 8; Special Qualities low-light vision, grab.

7th-LEVEL ADVANCEMENT

Size Large; AC +3 natural armor; Attack bite (2d6); Ability Scores Str +8, Dex –2, Con +4; Special Qualities gnaw.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Eel, Giant Moray from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Scott Greene, based on original material by Gary Gygax.