2018-11-18

Monster: Mechasquito

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Mechasquito
An oversized mechanical mosquito buzzes through the air.

CR 1; XP 400
N Small Construct
Init +1; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent; Perception +0
Aura buzzing (60 ft.)

Defense
AC 12, touch 12, flat-footed 11 (+1 Dex, +1 size)
hp 15 (1d10+10)
Fort +0, Ref +1, Will +0
Immune construct traits

Offense
Speed 10 ft., fly 30 ft. (average)
Melee bite +2 (1d3+1 plus bleed)
Special Attacks anticoagulant, bleed (1d4)

Statistics
Str 12, Dex 12, Con —, Int —, Wis 11, Cha 1
Base Atk +1; CMB +1; CMD 12
Feats HoverB, MobilityB
Skills Fly +3, Stealth –3; Racial Modifiers –8 penalty to Stealth

Ecology
Environment any
Organization solitary, pair, or squad (3—10)
Treasure none

Anticoagulant (Ex) A mechasquito bleed is hard to stop, increasing Heal check DC to 20. A creature suffering from mechasquoto bleed subtracts the result of bleed damage roll from all healing received until the start of its following turn.

Buzzing (Ex) A mechasquito droning is quite irritating, bestowing –1 penalty to all attack rolls made against targets other than mechasquitos, concentration checks, and all Dexterity, Intelligence, Wisdom, or Charisma-based skill checks made within 60 feet, except Perception checks made to locate mechasquitos and Stealth checks made to hide from them.


Mechasquitos are mechanical mosquitoes, aggressive constructs harassing living beings and spilling their blood. The original design was intended as a weapon against vampires but it failed miserably, lacking ability to actually detect vampires or cause them serious harm, as their creator operated under a false premise that vampires should be easily drainable of stolen blood. Soon thereafter, their constructor was turned into a vampire himself and proceeded to adapted his design into a blood extracting device that would relive him of the need to hunt... Which was misguided idea either, as the vampires feed on stole lifeforce more so than the blood itself, and find spilled blood to be equally palatable as rotten food is for humans. Still, he build hundreds of those, and trade many of them to other vampires, dark cults that cherish spilling of blood, and forces fighting against vampires that sought to deprive vampires of their sustenance. Later, the design was copied by some mad artificers with varying degree of success.

Mechasquitos attack living creatures that have blood, though they are rather erratic in their mindless tactics, sometimes attacking creatures that don't suffer from bleeds first, sometimes attacking strongly bleeding targets with great aggression.


Mechasquito
CL 7th; Price 2,000 gp
Requirements Craft Construct, bloodhound, vomit swarmSkill Craft (clockwork) DC 12; Cost 1,250 gp.

Because of design quirks, the mechasquito does not really react to command, though a person trained in Craft (alchemy) can prepare a salve that will repel them, protecting from their attacks, that costs 1 gp per dose lasting for 24 hours or until washed away.

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