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Beheaded

This humanoid head floats silently and ominously, bits of flesh still hanging from its face and graying teeth clattering slightly as it bobs in the air.

Beheaded CR 1/3

XP 135
NE Tiny undead
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +0

DEFENSE

AC 14, touch 14, flat-footed 12 (+2 Dex, +2 size
hp 4 (1d8)
Fort +0, Ref +2, Will +2; Immune undead traits

OFFENSE

Speed fly 40 ft. (perfect)
Melee slam +2 (1d2)
Space 2-1/2 ft.; Reach 0 ft.

STATISTICS

Str 11, Dex 15, Con —, Int —, Wis 11, Cha 10
Base Atk +0; CMB +0; CMD 10 (can’t be tripped)
Skills Fly +14

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Beheaded can be created with any of the following special abilities. For every two abilities the beheaded possesses, increase the beheaded’s CR by +1 (except swarming which counts as 2 abilities by itself.)

Belching (Su)

The beheaded can make a ranged touch attack with a maximum range of 30 feet that deals 1d6 points of energy damage (acid, cold, electricity, or fire, chosen at the time of creation).

Flaming (Su)

The beheaded gains fire immunity and a +2 bonus to Charisma. Its slam attack also deals 1d6 points of fire damage and might catch the target on fire.

Grabbing (Ex)

The beheaded has long tendrils of ragged hair or other limblike growths (such as a medusa’s snake hair). Its slam attack gains the grab (Medium) special ability.

Screaming (Su)

The beheaded can scream out once every 1d4 rounds. Every creature within 30 feet must succeed at a Will save or be shaken for 1d4 rounds. The save DC is equal to 10 + 1/2 the screaming skull’s racial Hit Dice + the screaming skull’s Charisma modifier. This is a sonic mind-affecting fear effect. Whether or not the save is successful, any creature in the area can’t be affected by that beheaded’s scream for the next 24 hours.

Swarming (Ex)

The beheaded gains 1 additional Hit Die, the swarm subtype, swarm immunities, and the distraction special ability. It loses its slam attack but gains a swarm attack that deals 1d6 points of damage. This counts as two abilities for the purpose of determining the beheaded’s CR.


ECOLOGY

Environment any
Organization solitary, pair, or patrol (3–6)
Treasure none

A beheaded is a severed head or skull animated as a mindless undead sentinel that silently floats at eye level as it lies in wait for living prey or is sent out into the lands of the living to terrorize everyone it finds. A beheaded set loose near populated areas thumps ominously against shut doors and windows, biding its time until someone responds to the incessant knocking. The beheaded then assaults this victim.

Beheaded also guard grim crypts, abattoirs, and hideouts of murders who like to keep reminders of their past sins close at hand. Beheaded come in many varieties, usually based on the creature the head came from. A beheaded prefers to float at head height so it can more easily attack the face, neck, and shoulders of its victim.

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