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Spider, Earthen

Earthen Spider CR 2

Bursting from out of the rock is an ebony spider the size of a man. A powerful orange light glows from its eyes and the red markings across its body make it clear it is not to be trifled with.

XP 600
N Medium vermin (earth)
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 60ft.; Perception +4

DEFENSE

AC 15, touch 12, flat-footed 13 (+2 Dex, +3 natural armor)
hp 19 (3d8+6)
Fort +4, Ref +3, Will +5
Defensive Abilities elemental body; Immune mind-affecting effects; Resist acid 10

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft., burrow 30 ft. (rock 15 ft.; no tunnel); climb 30 ft.
Melee bite +4 (1d6+2 plus poison)
Special Attacks web (+5 ranged, DC 13, hp 2)

TACTICS

During Combat Earthen spiders attack and disappear back into the earth, attempting to weaken enemies with poison before going in for the kill.

STATISTICS

Str 15, Dex 15, Con 14, Int —, Wis 12, Cha 1
Base Atk +2; CMB +4; CMD 16 (28 vs. trip)
Feats Iron Will
Skills Climb +18, Perception +5 (+9 in webs), Stealth +9 (+13 in webs); Racial Modifiers +4 Perception (+8 in webs), Stealth +7 (+11 in webs), +16 Climb
SQ grounded

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Elemental Body (Ex)

An earthen spider is partially elemental and has a 25% chance to avoid critical hits, poison, paralysis, sleep, or stunning effects.

Grounded (Ex)

While in contact with the earth, an earthen spider gains a +1 morale bonus on attack and damage rolls.

Poison (Ex)

Bite—injury; save Fort DC 15, frequency 1/round for 4 rounds; effect 1d2 Strength damage; cure 1 save.

ECOLOGY

Environment any (mountain, underground), Elemental Planes of Earth
Organization solitary, pair, or clutch (3-10)
Treasure standard

Earthen spiders tunnel throughout the underworld and ambush prey by tearing forth from the stone walls of caverns unexpectedly. They know the inner workings of their lairs with incredible clarity and tunnel through their territories to harry wounded opponents whenever an enemy escapes its taloned clutches.

Earthen spiders are 5 feet tall and across, weighing around 500 pounds.

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