This hovering iron maiden heaves forth a monstrously pregnant mass of tortured limbs and raw tentacles.
Termagant Kyton CR 17
AC 31, touch 14, flat-footed 26 (+4 Dex, +1 dodge, +17 natural, –1 size)
hp 263 (17d10+170); regeneration 10 (good weapons and spells, silver weapons)
Fort +20, Ref +11, Will +19
DR 10/good and silver; Immune cold; SR 28
Speed 20 ft., fly 40 ft. (perfect)
Melee 2 slams +25 (1d8+9/19–20 plus 2d6 bleed), 7 tentacles +20 (1d6+4 plus grab)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks flux infusion, rupture, shared rupture, unnerving gaze (30 ft., DC 23)
Str 28, Dex 19, Con 30, Int 16, Wis 25, Cha 21
Base Atk +17; CMB +27 (+31 grapple); CMD 42 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Combat Reflexes, Critical Focus, Dodge, Improved Critical (slams), Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Lightning Reflexes, Mobility, Spring Attack
Skills Bluff +25, Fly +30, Heal +27, Intimidate +25, Knowledge (planes, religion) +23, Perception +27, Sense Motive +27, Stealth +20
Languages Common, Infernal; telepathy 100 ft.
Anytime a creature is grappled by a termagant’s tentacles or is affected by its rupture or shared rupture ability, it is exposed to the termagant’s flux infusion. Flux infusion functions as a poison, but with unpredictable effects. Those who fail their saving throws take 1d4 points of ability drain. The ability score drained is randomly determined every time the flux infusion affects the creature (roll 1d6: 1–2 Constitution, 3–4 Dexterity, 5–6 Strength). The save DC is Constitution-based.
When killed, a termagant explodes in a blast of its flux infusion poison. All living creatures within 15 feet must succeed at a DC 28 Fortitude saving throw or be poisoned. The save DC is Constitution-based.
Any creature killed while poisoned by a termagant explodes. All living creatures within 10 feet of the creature must succeed at a DC 23 Fortitude save or be poisoned. The save DC is based on the termagant’s Constitution with a –5 penalty.
A creature that succumbs to a termagant’s unnerving gaze becomes nauseated for 1d4 rounds as its mind attempts to comprehend the horrors it has witnessed.
Environment any (Plane of Shadow)
Organization solitary, pair, or circle (3–5)
Coddling, cooing mothers of nails and aberrant life, kyton termagants seek to make all living creatures adopted members of their malformed brood. That most of their purposefully deformed progeny die shortly after coming into their care only compels termagants to search farther for sturdier beings better suited to the honor of becoming their misshapen children.
Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Inner Sea Bestiary © 2012, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Jim Groves, James Jacobs, Rob McCreary, Erik Mona, Jason Nelson, Patrick Renie, F. Wesley Schneider, James L. Sutter, Russ Taylor, and Greg A. Vaughan.