Ravenloft - Carrion Crown
The Stabbing Beast
Herald of Norgorber
The Stabbing Beast CR 15
Source Inner Sea Gods pg. 300 (Amazon), Pathfinder #59: The Price of Infamy pg. 90 (Amazon)
NE Medium outsider (evil, extraplanar, herald, shapechanger)
Init 12 Dex, 119)
Fort 28/18/4/17–20 plus bleed), sting 4 plus bleed and poison)
Ranged poison stream 1 rounds)
Special Attacks bleed (2d6), poison, sudden strike
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 17th; concentration 10 Dex, 13 plus bleed and grab), sting 11 plus bleed and poison); Space 15 ft.; Reach 15 ft.; Special Attacks constrict (2d6+12); Str 32, Dex 31; CMB 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.