Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Check out the Paizo Pathfinder update of the NeoExodus: A House Divided monster, Locari

Here is the updated version of the Locari that you will see in the upcoming Enemies of NeoExodus: The First Ones coming very soon.  There are fiver different version of the Locari which consist of Locari Drone (CR 2), Locari Scout (CR 3), Locari Hunter (CR 4), Locari Warrior (CR 5) and Locari Queen (CR 9). Here is the write up on the Locari Drone:
Locari Drone - CR 2

This slim, chitinous creature moves in the deep shadows, giving only the slightest hint of an insect-like form, moving close to the ground on many legs.

XP 600
N medium Aberration
Init +7; Senses Dark Vision 60’, low-light vision; Perception + 6
Defenses
AC 16, touch 13, flat-footed 13 (+3 Dex, + 3 natural)
hp 22 (3d8+9)
Fort +4, Ref +4, Will +4
Immune Magic (Divination)

Offense
Speed 40 ft. Climb 40 ft.
Melee Bite +6 (1d6+3, plus trip), Tail Slap +0 (1d6+1, plus drag)

Statistics
Str 16, Dex 16, Con 16, Int 8, Wis 12, Cha 2
Base Atk. +2; CMB +5; CMD 18
Feats Improved Initiative, Weapon Focus (natural weapon)
Skills Acrobatics 7, Climb 16, Perception 6, Stealth 9, Survival 5;
Racial Modifiers +8 Climb, +5 Stealth darkened areas
SQ Hive Niche

Ecology
Environment Any
Organization Solitary or gang (3-4)
Treasure None

Special Abilities
Hive Niche So varied as to defy easy classification, every Locari variant performs a certain task as though designed for it. As such, an individual Locari Drone can choose one Hive Niche, listed below. If the niche allows, the save is DC 14. This save DC is Constitution based.

Immunity to Magic (Su) Locari are innately occulted from the sight of divination magic. All spells of the divination school automatically fail when targeted against the Locari. In the case of information gathering spells, such as augury, the spell appears to succeed but returns false and misleading information.
 
Hive Niches Every Locari has a specific task, be it to die in defense of the hive, or to produce the next generation. The Locari’s designers created hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of different type of Locari, and ensured that each would have the tools it needed to do its job. Each category of Locari can choose powers from this list.  
  • Acidic Detonation (Ex) When killed, the Locari explodes in a shower of acidic gore. Everything within 10 feet is covered with this mess, suffering 1 (acid)/HD of the Locari, for 1D3 rounds (Fortitude Negates).
  • Acid Spittle (Ex) Once per hour, a Locari may spit a stream of acid, though in doing so, the Locari damage its own body. As an immediate action, the Locari may choose to lose up to their HDs worth of hp (min 1). Upon doing so, it makes a ranged touch attack against a single target within 30’, with a plus to hit equal to the hit points lost. This attack does 1 point of damage (acid)/HD of the Locari, for a number of rounds equal to the hit points sacrificed.
  • Fiery Detonation (Ex) Upon death, the Locari’s body detonates in a ball of flame. Everything within 10’ of the Locari takes 1D3 (fire)/HD the Locari possesses (Dex half).
 Just something fun to throw at your players when they are getting tired of the same old monsters.  Talk to you later...