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Advanced Stegocentipede

This creature resembles a gigantic centipede covered with chitinous plates of hardened bone that run along its back in double rows. Its rear portion ends in a long, scorpion-like stinger.

Advanced Stegocentipede CR 8

XP 4,800
Advanced stegocentipede
N Gargantuan vermin
Init +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft. Perception +4

DEFENSE

AC 20, touch 9, flat-footed 17 (+3 Dex, +11 natural, -4 size)
hp 110 (13d8+52)
Fort +12, Ref +7, Will +4
Defensive Abilities spines; Immune mind-affecting effects

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft.
Melee bite +13 (3d6+8 plus poison) and tail sting +13 (3d6+8 plus poison)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 20 ft.

Tactics

During Combat Although mindless, it does recognize gnolls as allies and won’t attack them-characters disguised as gnolls can move among the immense many-legged vermin safely as long as they don’t attack it. All other creatures are food, and it attacks the closest such target each round.

Morale It fights to the death.

STATISTICS

Str 27, Dex 16, Con 18, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 2
Base Attack +9; CMB +21; CMD 34
Skills Climb +12, Perception +4, Stealth -1; Racial Modifiers +4 Climb, +4 Perception, +8 Stealth

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Poison (Ex)

Injury (bite or tail); save Fort DC 22; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds, effect 1d3 Dex, cure 1 save. The save DC is Constitution-based and includes a +2 racial bonus.

Spines (Ex)

A stegocentipede raises its dorsal spine plates during combat and moves rapidly back and forth. Creatures adjacent to a stegocentipede must succeed on a DC 20 Reflex save each round or take 3d8+4 points of damage from the spine-plates each time they attack whether the attack is successful or not. The save DC is Constitution-based.

ECOLOGY

Environment
Organization solitary
Treasure none

Stegocentipedes are rumored among sages to have come to the Material Plane from another plane or dimension, though no proof has been found to support this theory. Whatever their origin, they are greatly feared by adventurers and other dungeon dwelling denizens for their poisonous bite and sting. A typical stegocentipede is 18 feet long. A stegocentipede ranges in color from brown to green.

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Stegocentipede from the Tome of Horrors, © 2002, Necromancer Games, Inc.; Author Scott Greene, based on original material by Gary Gygax.