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Voordine

This graceful purple jellyfish effortlessly propels itself through the void. Its dozens of tentacles trail behind, each one emitting a pulse of electricity.

Voordine CR 12

XP 19,200
CN Gargantuan magical beast
Init +8; Senses blindsight 60 ft., darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +19

DEFENSE

AC 27, touch 11, flat-footed 22 (+4 Dex, +1 dodge, +16 natural, -4 size)
hp 168 (16d10+80)
Fort +15; Ref +14; Will +11
DR 10/piercing or slashing; Immune cold, fire; Resist electricity 10

OFFENSE

Speed fly 60 ft. (good), jet 400 ft.
Melee 4 tentacles +21 (1d4+9/19-20 plus 2d6 electricity and grab)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 20 ft. (40 ft. with tentacles)
Special Attacks independent tentacles, stunning strike
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 16th; concentration +19)

5/dayair bubble

STATISTICS

Str 29, Dex 18, Con 21, Int 9, Wis 18, Cha 16
Base Atk +16; CMB +29 (+33 grapple); CMD 44 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Combat Reflexes, Dodge, Endurance, Flyby Attack, Hover, Improved Critical (tentacle), Improved Initiative, Iron Will
Skills Fly +9, Knowledge (geography) +15, Perception +19; Racial Modifiers +8 Knowledge (geography), +8 Perception
Languages telepathy 100 ft.
SQ no breath, protective jelly

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Independent Tentacles (Ex)

A voordine gains a +10 racial bonus on combat maneuver checks to maintain a grapple with a tentacle.

Jet (Ex)

A voordine’s jet only applies in airless environments, and it must wait 1d4 rounds after it uses jet.

Protective Jelly (Ex)

A creature ensconced within a voordine’s mesoglea enjoys the voordine’s immunities, resistance, and no breath special quality.

Stunning Strike (Ex)

A voordine’s electrical current shuts down its opponent’s nervous system. When it strikes an opponent and deals electricity damage, the opponent must succeed at a DC 23 Fortitude save or become staggered for 1 round. On a critical hit, an opponent who fails the save becomes stunned for 1 round instead. The save DC is Constitution-based.

ABOUT

Environment outer space
Organization solitary, pair, shoal (3-6)
Treasure incidental

Voordines are massive, intelligent, space-faring jellyfish. Typically limited to a single solar system, they travel from planet to planet to indulge their curiosity. They find planets where changes occur rapidly the most interesting. Voordines’ main bodies measure 19 feet in diameter, and their tentacles trail behind it for 40 feet.

They weigh 2,500 pounds and live for 1,000 years.

Voordines subsist on solar radiation and can absorb it out to the far reaches of a solar system.

However, voordines seeking to escape their solar systems- usually when the entire system is at war, or the parent star is dying-must absorb quantities of fire to survive a long-term flight.

They find arcane casters or fire elementals to supply the necessary energy for their travels. Voordines require fire damage equal to 1/10 their total hp per day to sustain themselves for interstellar flight.

They inflict this damage on a creature made of fire, so they align with creatures capable of healing this damage each day.

The peaceful voordines have an affinity for imperiled creatures and often come to the rescue with uses of air bubble, giving them the moniker of ‘space angels’ from those they have saved. Negotiating travel with voordines to specific locations in a solar system is difficult and convincing them to leave their solar systems entirely is almost impossible. Those wishing to travel with voordines must convince the creatures of a compelling reason to visit their destinations, especially if voordines plan to travel elsewhere to satisfy their own curiosities. Fortunately, the creatures are patient and entertain stories or discussions for a long time and typically relent after a few hours. Voordines also agree to let travelers accompany them and can fit eight Medium creatures in their mesoglea for the journey. They do not respond well to threats and react aggressively to bullying attempts.

The nigh-immortal voordines rarely produce young, especially with the creatures far flung across the galaxy. In cases where more than one voordine live in a solar system, the hermaphroditic creatures mate once a century and produce one to three offspring who travel with their parents until they reach adulthood at 50 years. Oddly, childbearing voordines often ‘beach’ themselves on planet while they await the birth of their children. These voordines are extremely dangerous as they become protective of their young.

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