Lurker Behind

This vaguely humanoid creature resembles a trio of fused snakes. The heads and tails of the smaller snakes serve as the arms and legs of the larger one.

Lurker Behind CR 4

XP 1,200
NE Medium aberration
Init +6; Senses darkvision 60 ft., scent; Perception +16

AC 18, touch 13, flat-footed 15 (+2 Dex, +1 dodge, +5 natural)
hp 52 (7d8+21)
Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +7
Defensive Abilities hidebehind; Immune paralysis, poison

Speed 30 ft.
Melee 3 bites +7 (1d6 plus poison)
Special Attacks outflank, sneak attack +3d6

Str 11, Dex 15, Con 17, Int 4, Wis 15, Cha 6
Base Atk +5; CMB +5; CMD 17
Feats Dodge, Improved Initiative, Mobility, Spring Attack, Weapon Finesse (B)
Skills Escape Artist +10, Perception +16; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception, +8 Escape Artist
SQ compression

Environment any forest
Organization solitary or pair
Treasure standard

Hidebehind (Ex) A lurker behind can use its compression ability to hide behind even the smallest bits of cover. Whenever a lurker behind would have cover, it instead has improved cover.
Outflank (Ex) A lurker behind is an expert at getting behind its opponents’ defenses. Whenever an opponent the lurker behind threatens in melee isn’t flanking the lurker behind, the lurker behind counts as flanking that opponent.
Poison (Ex) Bite—injury; save Fort DC 15; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect 1d2 Str; cure 2 saves. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Strange, slender creatures of the forest, lurkers behind are named for both their uncanny ability to hide behind even the smallest bits of cover, and their penchant for attacking even the wariest of opponents from behind. They resemble a trio of snakes fused together to form a stick-like humanoid figure, though their fangs are better equipped to rend flesh than those of a snake.

Lurkers behind are predatory beasts, relying on ambushes and hit-and-run tactics to take down prey, which can range from small forest animals to humanoid targets. A typical encounter with a lurker behind involves the creature attacking while darting into and out of tight spaces with the help of its Spring Attack feat and compression special quality.

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