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Ramidreju

This long, serpent-bodied weasel has tusks and a snout similar to that of a boar and a body covered with soft, green fur.

Ramidreju CR 1/2

XP 200
N Medium magical beast
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent; Perception +6

DEFENSE

AC 12, touch 12, flat-footed 10 (+2 Dex)
hp 11 (2d10)
Fort +3, Ref +5, Will +1

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft., burrow 10 ft., climb 20 ft.
Melee bite +4 (1d6 plus grab)
Special Attacks blood drain (1 Constitution), constrict (1d6)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 3rd; concentration +3)

1/daycreate pit (DC 12)

STATISTICS

Str 10, Dex 15, Con 10, Int 3, Wis 13, Cha 11
Base Atk +2; CMB +2 (+6 grapple); CMD 14 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Weapon Finesse
Skills Climb +8, Escape Artist +8, Perception +6, Stealth +8; Racial Modifiers +6 Escape Artist, +6 Stealth
Languages Sylvan (can’t speak)
SQ compression, pit digger, smell gold

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Pit Digger (Ex)

A ramidreju can dig a 20-foot-deep pit in normal ground or soft earth (not solid stone) and cover it with branches, grass, and twigs. This pit is identical to a CR 1 pit trap. It takes a ramidreju 4 hours to dig a pit, though the creature is not required to complete all the digging in the same day.

Smell Gold (Ex)

A ramidreju can use its scent ability to detect and pinpoint the location of gold within 90 feet.

ECOLOGY

Environment any land
Organization solitary
Treasure triple (gold items)

The ramidreju can smell buried gold, gold held inside a container (like a backpack or treasure chest), or even gold deposits inside solid rock. The ramidreju knows neither the amount of gold nor if the gold is carried or guarded by a trap or creature.

Ramidrejus are snake-bodied weasels with a talent for digging pit traps and sniffing out gold.

Most ramidrejus have green fur, often patterned with darker and lighter shades of green and brown suggestive of a poisonous snake’s scales. Though not venomous, ramidrejus are fully capable of crushing small prey or biting and draining the blood from larger foes.

Ramidrejus are sometimes born into the litters of normal or giant weasel families who live near wild areas touched by fey magic. Belligerent and feisty, they are usually killed or driven off by their birth mothers, who are unnerved by their otherworldly nature. Ramidrejus that survive their infancy grow quickly to adulthood in the space of a week and live solitary lives sometimes lasting 300 years or more.

Due to their fey influence, all ramidrejus instinctively understand a small amount of Sylvan and can respond through facial expressions or tapping their feet, if not actual words.

Ramidrejus are unnaturally attracted to gold and often decorate their burrows with gold nuggets, gold coins, and stolen gold jewelry, which they protect with a savage ferocity. Unscrupulous gold miners have been known to capture ramidrejus and force them to sniff out and dig up caches of gold, though the creatures’ unpredictable tempers often cause this arrangement to end in bloodshed. Kinder souls who bribe a ramidreju with gold rather than force it into captivity find that the creatures will occasionally form a powerful lifelong friendship with such a benefactor, though the ramidreju’s desire for gold can mean that its ally makes little profit from this arrangement.

Ramidrejus average around 5-1/2 feet in length and weigh 100 pounds.

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