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Boalisk

This creature appears as a vile serpent with dark scales and reddish eyes.

Boalisk CR 4

XP 1,200
N Large magical beast
Init +7; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent; Perception +8

DEFENSE

AC 16, touch 12, flat-footed 13 (+3 Dex, +4 natural, –1 size)
hp 47 (5d10+15 plus 5)
Fort +7; Ref +7; Will +2

OFFENSE

Speed 20 ft., climb 20 ft., swim 20 ft.
Melee bite +9 (1d8+7 plus grab)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks constrict (1d8+7), gaze

STATISTICS

Str 21, Dex 17, Con 16, Int 1, Wis 12, Cha 4
Base Atk +5; CMB +11 (+15 grapple); CMD 24 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Improved Initiative, Skill Focus (Perception), Toughness
Skills Acrobatics +7 (+15 balance), Climb +13, Perception +8, Stealth +10, Swim +13; Racial Modifiers +8 Acrobatics when balancing, +4 Perception, +4 Stealth

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Gaze (Su)

Those within 30 feet that meet the boalisk’s gaze must succeed on a DC 15 Fortitude save or contract black rot.

Black rotgaze, Fortitude DC 15; onset 1 minute; frequency 1/minute; effect 1d3 Con damage; cure 1 save.

ECOLOGY

Environment warm forest and aquatic
Organization solitary
Treasure none

Lurking in misty jungles and along dark riverbanks, the boalisk is a vile serpent that can cause death and pestilence with but a gaze. A boalisk is a constrictor snake 12 to 30 feet long with dark scales interspersed with pale green and yellow daubs of color to help it blend in with its surroundings on the forest floor. The eyes of a boalisk are large and reddish in color.

A boalisk hunts by grabbing prey with its mouth and then squeezing with its powerful body. More powerful opponents (or if the boalisk has recently eaten) will be attacked with the boalisk’s gaze attack.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Boalisk 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.