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Crimson Worm

This enormous worm is covered with crimson plates of chitinous armor. Its giant, tooth-filled mouth larger than an ox gapes in a vicious rage.

Crimson Worm CR 13

XP 25,600
N Colossal magical beast
Init –2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 60 ft.; Perception +18

DEFENSE

AC 25, touch 0, flat-footed 25 (-2 Dex, +25 natural, -8 size)
hp 232 (16d10+144)
Fort +19, Ref +8, Will +5

OFFENSE

Speed 20 ft., burrow 20 ft., swim 10 ft.
Melee bite +21 (8d6+12/19–20 plus grab), sting +21 (4d6+12 plus poison)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 15 ft.
Special Attacks swallow whole (8d6+18 bludgeoning damage, AC 21, 20 hp)

STATISTICS

Str 35, Dex 6, Con 25, Int 1, Wis 8, Cha 8
Base Atk +16; CMB +38 (+42 grapple); CMD 45 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Awesome Blow, Critical Focus, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Critical (bite), Power Attack, Staggering Critical, Weapon Focus (bite, sting)
Skills Perception +18, Swim +22

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Poison (Ex)

Sting—injury; save Fort DC 27; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect 1d4 Strength damage; cure 3 consecutive saves. The save DC is Constitution-based.

ECOLOGY

Environment any underground
Organization solitary
Treasure incidental

A deep crimson variant of the legendary purple worm, of even greater size, dwells in remote badlands and rocky deserts.