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Invertebrate, Seastar

Muscular suckered rays extend in every direction from this brightly colored invertebrate.

Seastar CR 6

XP 2,400
N Large vermin (aquatic)
Init +0; Senses all-around vision, blindsense 30 ft.; Perception +1

DEFENSE

AC 19, touch 9, flat-footed 19 (+10 natural, -1 size)
hp 80 (7d8+49) regeneration 5 (fire, acid)
Fort +12, Ref +2, Will +3
Defensive Abilities split (critical hit with a slashing weapon, 10 hp); DR 10/piercing or slashing; Immune disease, mind-affecting effects

OFFENSE

Speed 10 ft., climb 10 ft.
Melee slam +12 (2d8+12 plus grab)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 15 ft.
Special Attacks external stomach, swallow whole (2d6 bludgeoning and 2d6 acid), tube feet

STATISTICS

Str 26, Dex 11, Con 25, Int -, Wis 12, Cha 3
Base Atk +5; CMB +14 (+20 grapple); CMD 24 (26 vs. grapple, can’t be tripped)

SPECIAL ABILITIES

External Stomach (Ex)

A giant starfish ejects its stomach in order to begin digestion of a captured meal. It deals damage to a grappled creature as if it had the swallow whole ability, except a creature cannot cut its way free from the starfish’s gullet.

Tube Feet (Ex)

Seastars move and grapple using thousands of shorter appendages filled with fluid and ending in tiny suctions cups. They treat any solid surface as flat terrain and use their total HD instead of their base attack bonus to determine their CMB and CMD when grappling an opponent.

ABOUT

Environment any ocean
Organization solitary, pair, or field (3-60)
Treasure none

Some starfish contend with a greater number of more dangerous marine threats than on other worlds. Their resulting evolution produced faster, stronger specimens that recover from injury very quickly. Most unique among the species is that seastars have no agenda or reproductive mechanism other than to split and regenerate after attacked by predators. Ironically, the number of natural enemies that find them delicious ensures their survival.

Seastars have mouths on both sides of their bodies, allowing them to crawl towards stationary food, or to lies half-buried in sand to ambush prey crawling across the seabed above them. The average seastar is 7 feet in diameter and weighs 600 pounds.

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