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Oma

This amorphous, whale-like creature floats ponderously, arcs of brilliant energy filling its mouth and rolling down its body.

Oma CR 16

XP 76,800
N Colossal magical beast
Init –2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +24

DEFENSE

AC 30, touch 0, flat-footed 30 (–2 Dex, +30 natural, –8 size)
hp 290 (20d10+180)
Fort +23, Ref +10, Will +7
Immune cold, electricity, fire

OFFENSE

Speed fly 200 ft. (average)
Melee bite +33 (4d6+21 plus 2d6 electricity and grab), tail slap +28 (4d6+10)
Space 30 ft.; Reach 30 ft.
Special Attacks capsize, swallow whole (6d6 acid damage, AC 25, 29 hp)

STATISTICS

Str 52, Dex 7, Con 29, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 5
Base Atk +20; CMB +49 (+51 bull rush, +53 grapple); CMD 57 (59 vs. bull rush, can’t be tripped)
Feats Awesome Blow, Critical Focus, Diehard, Endurance, Flyby Attack, Great Fortitude, Improved Bull Rush, Power Attack, Staggering Critical, Vital Strike
Skills Fly –10, Perception +24
SQ carrier, no breath, starflight

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Capsize (Ex)

An oma can attempt to capsize a ship or other vehicle by ramming it as a charge attack and attempting a combat maneuver check. The DC of this check is 25, or the result of the captain’s Profession (sailor) check, whichever is higher. For each size category the ship is larger than the oma, the oma takes a cumulative –10 penalty on this combat maneuver check.

Carrier (Ex)

A creature swallowed whole by an oma can forgo attempts to cut itself out and instead attempt a DC 20 Reflex save on its turn. Success allows the creature to move into the creature’s larger second stomach, where it can ride safely for an indefinite period without taking damage. When a passenger wishes to leave, it can cut its way free using the normal rules, or attempt an additional DC 20 Reflex save to be safely excreted in a square adjacent to the oma. An oma’s carrier stomach can hold up to one Gargantuan creature (or twice as many creatures of the next smallest size: two Huge creatures, four Large, and so on). At its option, an oma can choose to forgo the normal bite damage of swallowing whole, but not the acid damage of the first stomach.

Starflight (Ex)

An oma can survive in the void of outer space, and soars through vacuum at incredible speed. Although exact travel times vary, a trip between two planets within a solar system should take 3d20 days, while one to another system should take 3d20 weeks (or more, at the GM’s discretion), provided the oma knows the way to its destination.

ECOLOGY

Environment vacuum and gas giants
Organization solitary, pair, or pod (3–6)
Treasure incidental

The titanic oma, sometimes referred to as “space whales,” are some of the largest creatures spawned by the gas giant worlds. Capable of soaring through both dense gas and the vast gulfs between planets by means of magically projected electromagnetic fields, these docile beasts skim planetary atmospheres or trawl the rings of dust and ice surrounding some worlds, singing their crooning telepathic songs across great distances.

Despite their size, oma are capable of feeding on even the smallest of prey, straining out life-sustaining molecules such as hydrogen with the electromagnetic fields in their energy baleen. When larger creatures or objects get in their way, however, oma are perfectly happy to swallow them as well. Anything ingested by the creatures in this fashion is blasted by electrical energy, dissolved by acid, and then sequestered in a surprisingly habitable second stomach before being eventually excreted.

A typical oma is 150 feet long and weighs 250 tons.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 4 © 2013, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Dennis Baker, Jesse Benner, Savannah Broadway, Ross Byers, Adam Daigle, Tim Hitchcock, Tracy Hurley, James Jacobs, Matt James, Rob McCreary, Jason Nelson, Tom Phillips, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, Tork Shaw, and Russ Taylor.

Ecology from Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Distant Worlds © 2012, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Author: James L. Sutter.