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Revision as of 20:46, 12 July 2019

Huge Gruesome Centipede

Huge Gruesome Centipede (CR 16)

Neutral - Huge - Vermin
Huge gruesome centipedes are vast insectile horrors with a long, segmented body, dozens or hundreds of legs, vicious stingers at the back of their bodies, and long, hooked jaws that inject venom into prey.
These vile things can infest ruins and caves, swamps and fens, bogs and plains and grasslands. Anywhere there is space for these huge vermin to breed and feed, they can gain a foothold and thrive.
Like smaller centipedes, the Huge versions are inveterate hunters and seekers of prey, always restlessly roaming and searching for food. They have surprisingly fast movement for things the size of a wagon, and their remarkable Climb speed in something so large is sure to be a terrible surprise for the unwary.


Lore Check: Know (Nature) (Basic: DC 32; Full: DC 47)
Init: +32
Ambush Chance: 10+ on d20 (req's 1 minute prep)
Senses: Standard Senses, Darkvision 60 ft.
Passive Perception: 39 (Spot: +29, req's move action)


AC: 39
Maneuver Defense (MD): 41
Hit Points: 374     (Bloodied Value: 187)    Hit Dice: 31
Fort: +19    Refl: +15    Will: +19
Special Defenses:
Strong Against:
  • (Mindless) Immune (no effect): all mind-affecting effects (charms, compulsions, fear, morale effects, patterns, and phantasms)
Weak Against:


Movement Types: Walk 50 ft., Greater Climb 60 ft.
Space / Reach: 15 ft. / 15 ft.
Standard Attack:
  • 1x Pincer Bite +29 (4d8+25/19-20 x2) as (undefined damage type); plus Gruesome Poison
Full Attack:
  • 1x Pincer Bite +29 (4d8+25/19-20 x2) as (undefined damage type); plus Gruesome Poison
  • 1x Sawtooth Stinger +29 (4d8+25/19-20 x2) as (undefined damage type); plus Gruesome Poison
Standard Ranged:
  • 1x None +26 (4d8+15/19-20 x2) as (undefined damage type) ; see Gruesome Spray
Maneuver Offense: +26
Siege Damage: Not siege capable
Special Attacks: Gruesome Spray, Gruesome Poison
Action Points: 0


Str: 26    Dex: 20    Con: 18    Int: -    Wis: 14    Cha: 8
  • Mobility (EFFECT: +4 AC against attacks of opportunity from movement)
  • Combat Reflexes (EFFECT: Monsters with this feat make up to 4 attacks of opportunity per round instead of one.)

Special Abilities

Gruesome Spray (Ex)

As a swift action, once per encounter, a Huge Gruesome Centipede can spray a fine mist of bile, blood, and poison out of its mouth. This Gruesome Spray has a range of 100 feet and settles down to effect an area of 5 x 5 squares. All creatures in the area of effect must make a Fort saving throw against a DC of or take points of acid damage and be Blinded to both sight and scent until they get a full night's rest (8 hours, not necessarily consecutive). Those who succeed on the save still take full damage but avoid the Blinded condition.

Gruesome Poison (Ex)

Whenever the monster hits with a bite, sting, or their Gruesome Spray, they inflict the following terrible poison:
Gruesome Poison (Injury vector; Poisoned intensity)
Fort DC ; Frequency: 1/rounds for 3 rounds
Effect: DEX damage and non-lethal damage per interval; Fruition: Victim becomes Paralyzed for 1 hour.

Combat Tactics

Like all centipedes, Huge Gruesome Centipedes have no mind worth bothering with and fight purely on instinct. As a result, they will use their frankly impressive Stealth and Climb speed to attack from unexpected angles whenever possible, striking down from ceilings or off walls with their tremendous reach.
Once combat is engaged, they will ease closer with five foot steps and go to full attacks with bites and stingers, seeking to poison as many foes as possible in the hopes they will die of their wounds and make a tasty meal. If they are struck by a painful ranged attack, they will target the source of that attack with their Gruesome Spray, hoping to blind it and stop the ranged attacks.
If they have not dropped at least one enemy by the third round of combat, they will seek to withdraw, again using their high Climb speed and good Stealth to run around corners, down ravines, up trees, etc, to leave a battle. They do this hoping that the effects of their Gruesome Poison will kill one or several of their victims for later consumption.

Out of Combat

Gruesome Centipedes are gigantic vermin with no minds. They spend all their time hunting, eating, sleeping, and making more centipedes. They prowl constantly, and can thus be encountered almost anywhere, and have a long history of finding their way into places where it seems impossible they ever reach.


XP: 76,800
Treasure: Sellable Goods worth 43,125 gp.
Weight: 170 lbs.     Volume: 7 cu ft
Optional Treasure Rules: Roll on the following table once per encounter (NOT per creature). Any items discovered are in addition to the normal treasure for the encounter.
Table 1: Roll a d20:
Result Remnant Found (If Any)
1 - 10 Nothing Found
11 - 14 1 Languid Remnant (tier 1)
15 - 17 1 Pale Remnant (tier 2)
18 - 19 1 Bright Remnant (tier 3)
20 Roll on Table 2
Table 2: Roll a d20:
Result Remnant(s) Found
1 - 5 3 Languid Remnants (tier 1)
6 - 10 3 Pale Remnants (tier 2)
11 - 14 1 Intense Remnant (tier 4)
15 - 17 1 Blazing Remnant (tier 5)
18 - 19 1 Vital Remnant (tier 6)
20 Roll on Table 3
Table 3: Roll a d20:
Result Remnant(s) Found
1 - 5 3 Bright Remnants (tier 3)
6 - 8 3 Intense Remnants (tier 4)
9 - 11 3 Blazing Remnants (tier 5)
12 - 14 3 Vital Remnants (tier 6)
15 - 17 1 Prime Remnant (tier 7)
18 - 19 1 Mythic Remnant (tier 8)
20 1 Empyrean Remnant (tier 9)