Thriae Constructor

A droning hum surrounds this gargantuan half-bee, half-woman with insectile wings.

Thriae Constructor CR 14

XP 38,400
N Gargantuan monstrous humanoid
Init +0; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +3


AC 30, touch 6, flat-footed 30 (+24 natural, –4 size)
hp 218 (19d10+114)
Fort +12, Ref +11, Will +14
Immune mind-affecting effects, poison, sonic; Resist acid 20; SR 25


Speed 20 ft., fly 50 ft. (good)
Melee bite +25 (2d8+10), 2 slams +25 (2d6+10), sting +25 (2d6+10 plus poison)
Ranged sticky wax +15 touch (encase)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 20 ft.
Special Attacks encase, merope consumption, poison


Str 30, Dex 11, Con 22, Int —, Wis 17, Cha 13
Base Atk +19; CMB +33; CMD 43
Skills Fly +2; Racial Modifiers +4 Fly


Encase (Ex)

A thriae constructor produces vast amounts of fastdrying, adhesive wax. A creature hit by a thriae constructor’s sticky wax must succeed at a DC 25 Reflex save or be encased in a ball of wax. A creature that succeeds at its saving throw gains the entangled condition, but can otherwise act normally. An encased creature is pinned and can’t use spells with verbal components.

On the first round, an encased creature can attempt to break out by succeeding at a DC 25 Strength check. If it fails to escape, on all future rounds the encased creature is helpless and can’t attempt to escape. A creature that hits a ball of sticky wax with a natural attack must succeed at a DC 25 Reflex save or become stuck. A stuck creature can’t move away from the ball of wax or use the stuck limb until it escapes, but can otherwise act normally. If a creature strikes the ball of wax with a manufactured weapon, it must succeed at a DC 25 Reflex save or the weapon becomes stuck. Sticky wax has hardness 5, has 100 hit points, and is vulnerable to fire. The save DCs are Constitution-based.

Merope Consumption (Su)

Three times per day as a standard action, a thriae constructor can consume a dose of merope to gain the ability to launch its wax with crushing force for 1d4 rounds. Starting on the round after the constructor consumes the merope, its sticky wax attack deals 6d6+8 points damage on a successful hit, in addition to the encase effect.

Poison (Ex)

Sting—injury; save Fort DC 25; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect 1d6 Str plus sickened; cure 2 consecutive saves. The save DC is Constitution-based.


Environment any
Organization solitary, pair, or troop (1 plus 6–15 thriae soldiers)
Treasure none

Thriae blend the physical features of graceful humanoid women with those of giant bees. For the most part, they are a wise, knowledgeable, and spiritual race. But unlike others of their kind, thriae constructors are not philosophers or seers; they are mindless laborers that react by pure instinct. Despite their lack of intelligence, however, these enormous creatures possess an even more complex sense of architecture and structure than bees, and in some ways, their architectural instincts surpass even the greatest designs a human mind could imagine. Other thriae, particularly those of high rank, are adept at directing thriae constructors to focus on those jobs that will most benefit the community and herding them to their work. In times of peace, thriae constructors labor to build, expand, and renovate hives and enhance its fortifications. When a thriae hive is threatened, the constructors quickly descend upon their foes, encasing these enemies in the same secretion of adhesive wax they normally use as a material to build the hive, and assailing resilient enemies with numerous attacks and a vicious poison.

A typical thriae constructor is 18 feet tall with a wingspan of 30 feet, and weighs about 5,500 pounds.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 5 © 2015, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Dennis Baker, Jesse Benner, John Bennett, Logan Bonner, Creighton Broadhurst, Robert Brookes, Benjamin Bruck, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, Thurston Hillman, Eric Hindley, Joe Homes, James Jacobs, Amanda Hamon Kunz, Ben McFarland, Jason Nelson, Thom Phillips, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Alistair Rigg, Alex Riggs, David N. Ross, Wes Schneider, David Schwartz, Mark Seifter, Mike Shel, James L. Sutter, and Linda Zayas-Palmer.

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