Bristling with spiny ridges, coral horns, and needle-sharp teeth, this menacing biped seems to have emerged from some poisoned sea.
Ghawwas CR 10
AC 26, touch 11, flat-footed 24 (+2 Dex, +15 natural, -1 size)
hp 161 (14d10+84)
Fort +10, Ref +13, Will +11
Defensive Abilities rough hide; DR 10/cold iron and good; Immune fire, poison; Resist acid 10, electricity 10; SR 21
Speed 30 ft., swim 80 ft.
Melee bite +22 (1d8+7/19-20), 2 claws +20 (1d6+7), sting +20 (1d6+7 plus poison) or spear +20/+15/+10 (2d6+7/x3 plus poison)
Ranged spear +15 (2d6+7/x3 plus poison)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks boiling sea
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 12th; concentration +14)
Constant—detect good, detect magic
At will—control water, curse water, deeper darkness, dimension door
3/day—hallucinatory terrain (DC 16), stinking cloud (DC 15), summon (level 6, 1 pairaka 60%), quench (DC 15)
Str 24, Dex 15, Con 23, Int 12, Wis 15, Cha 14
Base Atk +14; CMB +22; CMD 34
Feats Combat Reflexes, Greater Weapon Focus (bite), Improved Critical (bite), Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes, Power Attack, Weapon Focus (bite)
Skills Bluff +19, Knowledge (geography and planes) +18, Perception +19, Stealth +15, Survival +19, Swim +32
Languages Abyssal, Aquan, Celestial, Infernal; telepathy 100 ft.
As a standard action, a ghawwas can cause the waters around it to boil. Any creature within 50 feet of the ghawwas, within the same body of water, and at least half submerged takes 6d6 points of heat damage (DC 22 Fortitude save for half). The save DC is Constitution-based.
Environment any (Abaddon)
Full of poison and treachery, ghawwas foul the seas and seek to bring ruin to those who dwell there. Ghawwas resemble a mixture of hulking humanoid, prehistoric fish, and poisonous bottom-feeder. While most ghawwas live in salt water, they sometimes teleport to oases to defile them or suck them dry. Although they see all mortals as enemies, ghawwas bear a particular grudge against peaceable, water-breathing creatures such as merfolk and locathah.
All ghawwas find the tolling of bells insufferable, the sound filling them with rage and driving them to seek out the source and destroy either the bell or those ringing it. The typical ghawwas stands 12 feet tall and weighs close to 1,200 pounds.