Monster: Ve-Kamo-Suda


A big arthropod covered in green and brown chitin, with multiple long clawed limbs.

CR 7; XP 3,200
N Large Vermin
Init +7; Senses darkvision 60 ft., telepathic sense; Perception +11

AC 20, touch 12, flat-footed 17 (+3 Dex, +8 natural, –1 size)
hp 85 (10d8+40)
Fort +11, Ref +6, Will +6

Immune mind-affecting

Speed 60 ft., climb 30 ft.
Melee 2 claws +13 (1d8+6), bite +13 (1d6+6 plus poison)

Special Attacks poison, pounce

Str 22, Dex 16, Con 18, Int —, Wis 17, Cha 11

Base Atk +7; CMB +14; CMD 27 (35 vs. trip)
Feats Combat ReflexesB, Improved InitiativeB
Skills Acrobatics +11 (+23 when jumping), Climb +14, Perception +11, Stealth +7, Survival +11; Racial Modifiers +8 Acrobatics, +8 Perception, +8 Stealth, +8 Survival

Environment tropical jungle (luminarian homeworld)

Organization solitary
Treasure incidental

Special Abilities

Poison (Ex) Bite—injury; save Fort DC 19; frequency 1/minute for 10 minutes, effect 1 point of Intelligence damage and psychic disruption; cure 1 save. Any creature suffering from the ve-kamo-suda poison is suffering from headache, hallucinations, and overall anxiety that impedes mental focus. As long as the poison acts, poisoned creature has to succeed concentration checks to cast spells, use spell-like abilities, or use other abilities requiring concentration, with the DC equal to poison DC + the spell level of used ability. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Telepathic Sense (Ex) A ve-kamo-suda can accurately sense use of mind-affecting abilities, telepathy, and spells with thought component within 60 feet as if using blindsense. It can sense activation of such abilities from up to 1 mile, detecting the general direction toward the place where it was used but not the exact distance.

Ve-kamo-suda are a deadly predatory arthropods from the luminarian homeworld. They are solitary hunters particularly eager to hunt prey that uses psychic powers, preferring psychically active victims over mundane creatures, though they can feed on whatever they manage to kill.

Tukuna-ze, a small luminarian city-state known for its unparalleled study of psychic magic fell victim to a swarming horde of ve-kamo-suda a few hundred cycles ago. The agitated vermin overwhelmed the defenses and devoured majority of its inhabitants. Normally, however, ve-kamo-suda are solitary hunters and are usually aggressive toward others of their kind.

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