From the size of a halfling to the height of an ogre, the formians are an insectoid race that walk with four legs on the ground and have two front legs that end in clawed hands.
Languages Formian (those with Int 14+ can also speak Common, some possess telepathy as noted below)
All formians within 50 miles of their queen are in constant communication with her and each other. If one is aware of a particular danger, they all are aware of a particular danger. If one in the hive of formians is not flat-footed, none of them are. No formian in a hive is considered flanked unless all formians in a hive are flanked.
Environment the hive
A formian resembles a cross between an ant and a centaur. All formians are covered in a brownish-red carapace; size differs for each variety.
Formians are generally aggressive, seeking to subdue all they encounter. If they perceive even the slightest threat to their hive-city or to their queen, they attack immediately and fight to the death. Any formian also attacks immediately if ordered to do so by a superior.
The Hive is a land of tunnels and rock and industrious formians going about their work. Here, the ant-like race toils in the dark tunnels for the good of their hive and fiercely defend this perfect part of the multiverse from the potential corruption of planar travelers and chaotic outsiders. Within the Hive, formians guard the secrets of their perfect society, communal magic, and their queen. The Hive suffers many incursions from inhabitants from the Plane of Earth with which it is coterminous.
The Hive has the following traits:
- Heavy Gravity The gravity within the Hive is stronger than on the Material Plane.
- Flowing Time Time within the Hive moves faster than the Material Plane. A decade within the Hive of the formians can be covered in a matter of minutes on the Material Plane.
- Self-Contained Cube The Hive is shaped like a giant cube. Travelling though the formian tunnels and exiting into the dark void quickly leads travelers back into another of the formian tunnels.
- Strongly Lawful-Aligned
- Impeded Magic All magic spells with the chaos descriptor are impeded within the Hive.
Forgotten Foes © 2010 Tricky Owlbear Publishing, Inc.; Authors Mark Gedak and Stefen Styrsky.