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Necrophidius, Lesser

The soft scrape of bone reveals the long, sinuous skeleton of a large snake, its head a humanoid skull with a snake’s jaws. This one is smaller than average.

Lesser Necrophidius CR 2

XP 600
N Small construct
Init +5; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +0

DEFENSE

AC 16, touch 16, flat-footed 11 (+5 Dex, +1 size)
hp 26 (3d10+10)
Fort +1, Ref +6, Will +1
DR 5/bludgeoning; Immune construct traits

OFFENSE

Speed 20 ft.
Melee bite +5 (1d6+1 plus paralysis)
Special Attacks dance of death

Tactics The necrophidiuses attack the closest target. They fight until destroyed.

STATISTICS

Str 12, Dex 21, Con –, Int –, Wis 11, Cha 1
Base Atk +3; CMB +3; CMD 18
Skills Stealth +21; Racial Modifiers +12 Stealth

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Dance of Death (Ex)

A lesser necrophidius can entrance opponents by swaying back and forth as a full-round action. All creatures within 30 feet who can see the necrophidius when it uses its dance of death must succeed on a DC 13 Will save or be dazed for 2d4 rounds. This is a mind-affecting effect. The save DC is Constitution-based and includes a +2 racial bonus.

Paralysis (Su)

Any living creature that is bitten by a necrophidius must succeed on a DC 13 Fortitude save or be paralyzed for 1d4 rounds. The save DC is Constitution-based and includes a +2 racial bonus.


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Construction

A necrophidius’s body consists of a small humanoid’s skull and the skeletal remains of a constrictor snake, all treated with rare oils and powders worth 500 gp.

Necrophidius

CL 6th; Price 4,500 gp

CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

Feats Craft Construct, daze, lesser geas, ghoul touch; Special creator must be caster level 5th; Skill Craft (sculpture) or Heal DC 13; Cost 2,500 gp

ECOLOGY

Environment Any
Organization solitary


Treasure none

This creature monster has a long skeletal body topped with a fanged human skull. Its eyes glow with a hellish red light. The necrophidius appears to be a great skeletal snake topped with a human skull. To the dismay of some (mainly clerics) it is not undead and therefore cannot be turned or rebuked. The necrophidius is a construct created by an arcane caster to serve as a guardian or assassin. It performs either task with great skill, and being a construct, it never questions its duty as guard or assassin.

A typical necrophidius is 10 feet long.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder 7: Edge of Anarchy. Copyright 2008, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Author: Nicolas Logue.

Necrophidius from Tome of Horrors Revised, Copyright 2002, Necromancer Games, Inc.; Author Scott Greene, Author Scott Greene, based on original material by Simon Tilbrook.