The Stabbing Beast

Herald of Norgorber

Description:

The Stabbing Beast CR 15

Source Inner Sea Gods pg. 300 (Amazon), Pathfinder #59: The Price of Infamy pg. 90 (Amazon)
XP 51,200
NE Medium outsider (evil, extraplanar, herald, shapechanger)
Init 16; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, see in darkness, see invisibility; Perception +26
Defense
AC 31, touch 23, flat-footed 18 (
12 Dex, 1 dodge, +8 natural)
hp 212 (17d10
119)
Fort 17, Ref +17, Will +14; +4 vs. mind–affecting
Defensive Abilities all-around vision; DR 10/good and magic; Immune poison; Resist acid 30, cold 10, electricity 10, fire 10; SR 26
Offense
Speed 50 ft.
Melee +1 keen short swords +28/
28/23/18/13 (1d64/17–20 plus bleed), sting 24 (1d64 plus bleed and poison)
Ranged poison stream 29 touch (blindness 1d41 rounds)
Special Attacks bleed (2d6), poison, sudden strike
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 17th; concentration 19)
Constant—see invisibility
At will—absorbing touchAPG, alchemical allocationAPG, charm person (DC 13), keen edge, poison (DC 16), true strike
3/day—false alibi (DC 15), greater teleport (self plus 50 lbs. of objects only), invisibility, modify memory (DC 16), suggestion (DC 15), summon (level 6, 1 fiendish deadfall scorpion [Bestiary 3 237] 100%)
Statistics
Str 16, Dex 35, Con 24, Int 13, Wis 15, Cha 14
Base Atk +17; CMB +20; CMD 43
Feats Combat Expertise, Combat Reflexes, Deflect ArrowsB, Dodge, Greater FeintB, Improved FeintB, Improved Initiative, Improved Iron Will, Iron Will, Mobility, Scorpion StyleB, Spring Attack, Two-Weapon Fighting, Weapon FinesseB
Skills Appraise +12, Bluff +22, Climb +11, Craft (alchemy) +13, Knowledge (arcana, nature) +10, Knowledge (local) +13, Knowledge (planes) +12, Knowledge (religion) +9, Perception +26, Sense Motive +13, Stealth +32; Racial Modifiers +8 Bluff, +4 Perception
Languages Abyssal, Celestial, Common, Infernal, Protean; telepathy 100 ft.
SQ change shape (Huge scorpion or scorpion-tailed human; shapechange), murderer’s reward
Ecology
Environment any land (Axis)
Organization solitary
Treasure standard (2 +1 short swords)
Special Abilities
Change Shape (Su) In its scorpion form, replace or add the following statistics: Size Huge; Init +14; AC 31, touch 21, flat-footed 20 (
10 Dex, 1 dodge, +10 natural); Ref +16; Melee claws +28 (2d613 plus bleed and grab), sting 26 (2d611 plus bleed and poison); Space 15 ft.; Reach 15 ft.; Special Attacks constrict (2d6+12); Str 32, Dex 31; CMB 30 (34 grapple); CMD 53 (65 vs. trip); Skills Climb +20, Stealth +24.

Murderer’s Reward (Su) If the Stabbing Beast’s attack reduces a target to fewer than 0 hit points, the herald immediately gains 2d6 temporary hit points (or 3d8, if the attack kills the target), but no more than the target’s maximum hit points. The temporary hit points last for 1 hour.

Poison (Ex) Sting—injury; save Fort DC 25; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect 1d6 Str; cure 2 consecutive saves.

Poison Stream (Ex) As a ranged attack (or in place of a melee sting attack), the Stabbing Beast can fire a stream of poison up to 180 feet at an opponent’s eyes. The target must succeed at a save against the Stabbing Beast’s poison or be blinded for 1d4+1 rounds.

Sudden Strike (Ex) During a surprise round, the herald may act as if it had a full round to act, rather than just one standard action.

The Stabbing Beast is the herald of Norgorber, the god of greed, murder, secrets, and poison. It is an incredibly dangerous predator that uses its keen intellect and deadly poison to stalk and kill its prey. Its natural form is that of a huge scorpion, but it can also assume an armored humanoid shape suitable for stealth or interacting with Norgorber’s followers. Though its main purpose for coming to Golarion is to kill, it has also been called to aid great thefts and bury terrible secrets.

Bio:

The Stabbing Beast

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