This stout, serpent-like creature has a pair of vestigial arms, platinum-colored scales, and a plume of golden feathers.

Platnumatl CR 9

XP 6,400
N Small magical beast
Init +8; Senses darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 60 ft.; Perception +13

AC 23, touch 15, flat-footed 19 (+4 Dex, +8 natural, +1 size)
hp 114 (12d10+48)
Fort +14, Ref +12, Will +7
Defensive Abilities freedom of movement; DR 10/adamantine; Immune disease, poison; Resist fire 10

Speed 30 ft., climb 30 ft.
Melee 2 bites +18 (1d6+5 plus 2d6 acid)

Str 21, Dex 18, Con 18, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 11
Base Atk +12; CMB +16 (+20 grapple); CMD 30 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Bleeding Critical, Critical Focus, Great Fortitude, Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Climb +13, Perception +13, Stealth +17 (+25 when gaining cover from metal objects); Racial Modifiers +8 Stealth when hiding behind cover provided by metal objects
SQ swift strike

Environment temperate plains, hills, or forests
Organization solitary, pair, or clutch (3–12)
Treasure standard

Freedom of Movement (Ex) A platnumatl benefits from a continuous freedom of movement effect, as per the spell of the same name. This effect cannot be dispelled.
Swift Strike (Ex) When a platinum serpent takes a full-attack action, it can make two bite attacks instead of just one.

Platnumatls are predatory creatures found in the same habitat as their preferred prey, the metal-gnawing aurumvorax. Platnumatls hunt by seeking out caverns rich in metals, either veins of metal or finished metal objects, where they then set ambushes for creatures attracted by such substances. When not dining on an aurumvorax, a platnumatl is likely ambushing a rust monster or a party of unfortunate treasure-seekers.

Although individually no more powerful than their preferred prey, platnumatls hunt in groups called clutches, making them more dangerous than the ferocious but solitary aurumvorax. Platnumatls are also noted for their deadly saliva, a substance which becomes highly acidic when injected in an open wound (as by a platnumatl bite), but which is otherwise inert.

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