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Corpsespun Minotaur

What you at first take to be a stuffed trophy suddenly shifts. Its bull-like head swings towards you, the enshrouding cobwebs swaying from the tips of its horns. Its humanoid torso and cloven hooves are barely visible beneath the cover of dust and webs.

corpsespun minotaur CR 5

XP 1,600
NE Large undead
Init +0; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +9

DEFENSE

AC 14, touch 9, flat-footed 14 (+5 natural, –1 size)
hp 39 (6d8+6 plus 6)
Fort +6; Ref +5; Will +5
Defensive Abilities natural cunning, channel resistance +2; DR 5/magic; Immune undead traits

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.
Melee greataxe +10/+5 (3d6+7/x3), gore +5 (1d6+2) or slam +10 (1d8+7), gore +5 (1d6+2)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks poison (DC 14), powerful charge (gore +12, 2d6+7), spider spray (20-ft. cone, 3d6 swarm damage plus distraction and poison, Reflex DC 14 for half, usable every 1d4 rounds), spider transfer

STATISTICS

Str 21, Dex 10, Con —, Int 1, Wis 10, Cha 12
Base Atk +6; CMB +11 (+13 bull rush); CMD 21 (23 vs. bull rush)
Feats Great Fortitude, Improved Bull Rush, Power Attack, ToughnessB
Skills Intimidate +5, Perception +9, Stealth +1, Survival +8; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception, +4 Survival
Gear greataxe

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Poison (Ex)

Swarm—injury; save Fort DC (10 + 1/2 HD + Cha); frequency 1/round for 4 rounds; effect 1d4 Str; cure 1 save.

Spider Spray (Ex)

Every 1d4 rounds as a standard action, a Corpsespun Creature can spray a hail of spiders from its mouth in a 20-foot cone. Each creature in the area takes 3d6 points of swarm damage (DC 10 + 1/2 HD + Cha modifier Reflex save for half) and is distracted (DC 10 + 1/2 HD + Cha modifier Fortitude save negates). The spiders quickly spread across the opponent’s body in the same round they contact it and
automatically bite, delivering a highly debilitating poison. The spiders cause swarm damage and distraction each round for 1d4 rounds, at which point they fall off and die. The save DCs are Charisma-based.

Spider Transfer (Ex)

Whenever a corpsespun successfully hits an opponent with a natural attack, or whenever the corpsespun is successfully hit with a natural attack or unarmed strike, a number of spiders are automatically transferred to the opponent. The spiders quickly spread and swarm over the opponent (as detailed in the spider spray ability). These spiders fall off and die after 1 round.

ECOLOGY

Environment temperate ruins or underground
Organization gang (2–5) or troupe (1 corpsespinner plus 6–11 corpsespun)
Treasure incidental

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Corpsespun Minotaur from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Scott Greene.