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| Ability-5-Name = Stinging Flurry
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| Ability-5-Type = Ex
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| Ability-5-Description = As a standard action, the Purple Worm may erupt into a writhing, flailing mass of muscular coils, as it flings its tail-stinger around in a wide area, stabbing and stinging every creature within twenty feet of its space.  This deals {{#var:Special5StandardDmg}} points of physical piercing damage to all creatures within 20 feet of its space and inflicting them all with Purple Poison (see above).  All affected creatures may make a Reflex Save against a DC of {{#var:Special5SaveDC}} to take half damage and negate the Purple Poison.
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| Ability-4-Description = The first time during a combat in which a Purple Worm is reduced to zero or fewer hit points, it is not slain. Instead, it becomes immune to all damage as it sheds its outer husk and burrows out from the massive pile of remains to continue the attack, undeterred.
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:Its size is reduced to huge, but its reach remains 20 feet.  On the round after it was first reduced to zero hit points, on its normal initiative, as a move action, it emerges from the ground at any point it wishes within 60 feet of its old space.  It is restored to half its original maximum health ({{#var:Special4-Hit-Points}} hit points), and any conditions it was suffering under are cleared. 
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:As it emerges, it may make a free action Swallow Whole check against one enemy creature if it emerges adjacent to them.  This bypasses the normal need to Grapple a foe, and instead may gulp them directly down into their stomach, as detailed in Swallow Whole (above.)
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:In the same round, it may also make a standard action Stinging Flurry attack, dealing {{#var:Special4StandardDmg}} points of physical piercing damage to all creatures within 20 feet of its space and inflicting them all with Purple Poison (see above).  All affected creatures may make a Reflex Save against a DC of {{#var:Special4SaveDC}} to take half damage and negate the Purple Poison.
 
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         {{#var:Special5SaveDC}}         Save DC
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         {{#var:Special5StandardDmg}}    Std Damage
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         {{#var:Special5SwiftDmg}}        Swift Damage
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         {{#var:Special4SwiftDmg}}        Swift Damage
         {{#var:Special5AlphaDmg}}        Alpha Damage
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         {{#var:Special4AlphaDmg}}        Alpha Damage
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| Ability-5-Name = Stinging Flurry
  
| Ability-4-Name = Shedding
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| Ability-5-Type = Ex
 
 
| Ability-4-Type = Ex
 
 
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| Ability-4-Description = The first time during a combat in which a Purple Worm is reduced to zero or fewer hit points, it is not slain. Instead, it becomes immune to all damage as it sheds its outer husk and burrows out from the massive pile of remains to continue the attack, undeterred.
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| Ability-5-Description = As a standard action, the Purple Worm may erupt into a writhing, flailing mass of muscular coils, as it flings its tail-stinger around in a wide area, stabbing and stinging every creature within twenty feet of its space.  This deals {{#var:Special5StandardDmg}} points of physical piercing damage to all creatures within 20 feet of its space and inflicting them all with Purple Poison (see above).  All affected creatures may make a Reflex Save against a DC of {{#var:Special5SaveDC}} to take half damage and negate the Purple Poison.
 
 
:Its size is reduced to huge, but its reach remains 20 feet.  On the round after it was first reduced to zero hit points, on its normal initiative, as a move action, it emerges from the ground at any point it wishes within 60 feet of its old space.  It is restored to half its original maximum health ({{#var:Special4-Hit-Points}} hit points), and any conditions it was suffering under are cleared. 
 
 
 
:As it emerges, it may make a free action Swallow Whole check against one enemy creature if it emerges adjacent to them.  This bypasses the normal need to Grapple a foe, and instead may gulp them directly down into their stomach, as detailed in Swallow Whole (above.)
 
 
 
:In the same round, it may also make a standard action Stinging Flurry attack, dealing {{#var:Special4StandardDmg}} points of physical piercing damage to all creatures within 20 feet of its space and inflicting them all with Purple Poison (see above).  All affected creatures may make a Reflex Save against a DC of {{#var:Special4SaveDC}} to take half damage and negate the Purple Poison.
 
 
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         {{#var:Special4SaveDC}}         Save DC
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         {{#var:Special4StandardDmg}}    Std Damage
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         {{#var:Special4SwiftDmg}}        Swift Damage
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         {{#var:Special4AlphaDmg}}        Alpha Damage
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         {{#var:Special4-Hit-Points}}    Hit Points
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         {{#var:Special4-Hit-Dice}}      Hit Dice
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         {{#var:Special5-Hit-Dice}}      Hit Dice
         {{#var:Special4-Maneuver-Offense}}      Maneuver Offense
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         {{#var:Special4-Maneuver-Defense}}      Maneuver Defense
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         {{#var:Easy-Skill-DC}}
 
         {{#var:Easy-Skill-DC}}
 
         {{#var:Average-Skill-DC}}
 
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Revision as of 20:07, 12 July 2019

Purple Worm

Purple Worm (HeavyCR 14)

Neutral - Gargantuan - Magical Beast
Purple worms are enormous worms with purple plated hides and gigantic mouths filled with sword-like teeth. Purple worms are renowned burrowers, but can be found nearly anywhere. Their unique physiology allows them to easily adapt to hot and cold climates with equal indifference.
Purple worms are drawn to vibrations, and will approach areas being disturbed, usually messily consuming anything they find. This makes them particularly hazardous to miners, as well as those building new construction in unsettled areas. Strangely enough, the worms will tend to shy away from areas with a LOT of vibrations, perhaps out of some instinctual avoidance of things which might prove large enough to kill them. As a result, purple worms rarely threaten large cities or large herds of animals, and far more frequently prey on small groups on the outskirts of civilization.
Purple worms burrow by way of eating everything in front of them and can digest stone and metals as easily as flesh, though it is unclear if one of these things provides more nutrition than another.
Fighting Purple Worms is a task for the truly heroic, or those with access to siege weapons. To make matters worse, Purple Worms are poisonous, and nearly impossible to 'finish off', as they will shed segments as they are damaged and seek to attack anew just when you think they are finally dead.

General

Lore Check: Know (Arcana) (Basic: DC 26; Full: DC 41)
Init: +25
Ambush Chance: 10+ on d20 (req's 1 minute prep)
Senses: Standard Senses, Tremorsense 120 ft.
Passive Perception: 37 (Spot: +27, req's move action)

Defense

AC: 36
Maneuver Defense (MD): 40
Hit Points: 630 (Heavy role included)    (Bloodied Value: 315)    Hit Dice: 27
Fort: +17    Refl: +13    Will: +14
Special Defenses:
  • ER 30/Acid, ER 30/Fire, ER 30/Cold
Strong Against:
  • (Heavy Role) Immunity (partial 3): Heavies are immune to the first three conditions applied to them during an encounter. If a fourth condition is applied to a heavy, it is resolved normally. A 'condition' is defined as any non-instantaneous harmful effect applied to the monster, other than damage, but is most commonly one of the defined Status Conditions (but it doesn't have to be). Statuses related to damage (such as injured, bloodied, staggered, dying, or dead) are not 'conditions', and cannot be negated or avoided with this ability.
  • Immune (no effect):Illusions, gaze attacks and any other visual-based attacks (despite having Standard Senses, they have no eyes)
Weak Against:

Offense

Movement Types: Walk 60 ft., Burrowing 60 ft.
Space / Reach: 20 ft. / 20 ft.
Standard Attack:
  • 1x Earthy Gorge +24 (5d10+44/x2) as (undefined damage type); plus Grab
Full Attack:
  • 1x Earthy Gorge +24 (5d10+44/x2) as (undefined damage type); plus Grab
  • 2x Tail Stinger +23 (5d6+18/x2) as (undefined damage type); plus Purple Poison
Standard Ranged:
Maneuver Offense: +25
Siege Damage: Not siege capable
Special Attacks: Grab, Swallow Whole, Purple Poison, Shedding, Stinging Flurry
Action Points: 1 (Heavy role included)

Statistics

Str: 26    Dex: 14    Con: 22    Int: 6    Wis: 8    Cha: 8
Feats: Grapple, Improved (EFFECT: +2 bonus on grapple attempts, no attack of opportunity)
Skills:
Languages: Despite being remarkably intelligent for a worm, has no language and cannot even be communicated with via telepathy, unless you also use Enuncia

Special Abilities

Grab (Ex)

After any successful bite attack, the Purple Worm may make a free Grapple attack, rolling its Maneuver Offense of versus the target's Maneuver Defense. If successful, the target is given the Grappled condition and is in the Purple Worm's mouth. Note that the Purple Worm is never treated as being Grappled while grappling an enemy with its mouth, though the grappled opponent suffers the normal penalties for being Grappled.
A Purple Worm can only hold a single creature in its mouth at a time, though it is never considered Grappled while doing so.

Swallow Whole (Ex)

If the Purple Worm begins its turn with an opponent one size smaller than itself (or smaller) grappled in its mouth (see Grab above), it can use a free action to attempt a Swallow Whole check, which is a new combat maneuver check (as though attempting to pin the opponent), rolling its Maneuver Offense of against the victims Maneuver Defense. If it succeeds, it swallows its prey, and the opponent takes points of bite damage, plus see below. If the Swallow Whole check fails, the purple worm may try again as a standard action, or it may spit the target out into any space within their reach as a swift action. Spit out creatures arrive Prone, but may make an Acrobatics check against a DC of to land on their feet and look super-cool, to-boot.
Being swallowed causes a creature to take points of Acid damage each round. A swallowed creature keeps the Grappled condition, while the Purple Worm remains un-grappled. A swallowed creature can try to cut its way free with any light slashing, light piercing or close weapon. It requires points of damage to successfully cut free of the Purple Worm's belly, and this damage is NOT applied against the Purple Worm's hit points, instead coming from a separate pool. The Armor Class of the interior of the Purple Worm is equal to its Touch AC, and does not benefit from the Purple Worm's Energy Resistance vs Acid, Cold or Fire. If a swallowed creature cuts its way out, the Purple Worm cannot use swallow whole again until the damage is healed.
Alternatively, a swallowed creature can just try to escape the grapple, rolling it's Maneuver Offense against the Worm's Maneuver Defense of with success putting it back in the Purple Worm's mouth (where it may be bitten or swallowed again).
A creature which cuts its way free of the Purple Worm is deposited Prone on an interior square of the Purple Worm's space, allowing it to set up Interior Flanks for its allies. Assuming the escaped creature is size Large or smaller, he is not considered squeezing while occupying this interior space (and neither is the Purple Worm).

Purple Poison (Ex)

Creatures struck by the Purple Worm's tail are stung by a 5-foot-long shiny black stinger which injects poison into its target. Creatures so struck must make a Fort save, DC , or suffer the following poison effect:


Purple Poison (Injury vector; Poisoned intensity)
Fort DC ; Frequency: 1/rounds for 3 rounds
Effect: STR damage and non-lethal damage per interval
Fruition: All non-lethal damage the poison has inflicted and which remains at the time of the fruition of the Purple poison is converted to Lethal damage. Fruition Duration: Instant

Shedding (Ex)

The first time during a combat in which a Purple Worm is reduced to zero or fewer hit points, it is not slain. Instead, it becomes immune to all damage as it sheds its outer husk and burrows out from the massive pile of remains to continue the attack, undeterred.
Its size is reduced to huge, but its reach remains 20 feet. On the round after it was first reduced to zero hit points, on its normal initiative, as a move action, it emerges from the ground at any point it wishes within 60 feet of its old space. It is restored to half its original maximum health ( hit points), and any conditions it was suffering under are cleared.
As it emerges, it may make a free action Swallow Whole check against one enemy creature if it emerges adjacent to them. This bypasses the normal need to Grapple a foe, and instead may gulp them directly down into their stomach, as detailed in Swallow Whole (above.)
In the same round, it may also make a standard action Stinging Flurry attack, dealing points of physical piercing damage to all creatures within 20 feet of its space and inflicting them all with Purple Poison (see above). All affected creatures may make a Reflex Save against a DC of to take half damage and negate the Purple Poison.

Stinging Flurry (Ex)

As a standard action, the Purple Worm may erupt into a writhing, flailing mass of muscular coils, as it flings its tail-stinger around in a wide area, stabbing and stinging every creature within twenty feet of its space. This deals points of physical piercing damage to all creatures within 20 feet of its space and inflicting them all with Purple Poison (see above). All affected creatures may make a Reflex Save against a DC of to take half damage and negate the Purple Poison.


Combat Tactics

Purple worms are simple-minded, but driven by instincts that help them excel against creatures not used to burrowing for a living. Purple worms will begin a combat by attacking through intervening stone or soil, biting whatever foe is in their reach and trying to get close to victims for their stinger to get into action. Their tremorsense lets them get line of sight on a target even through stone floors, walls or ceilings, while their earth glide movement ability gives them line of effect through that same stone. Note, however, that all squares through which a purple worm passes become tunnels accessible to anyone. Purple worms always eat everything they tunnel through! While a purple worm might begin an attack with total cover against their target (from their target's perspective), they can never end their attack with cover, because of the way they use Earth Glide.
Once they bite, they can perform a grab for free. Note that, while they can never bite a target when they already have a creature in their mouths, they also get a free Swallow Whole attempt at the beginning of each turn. Even if the swallow whole attempt fails, the Purple Worm can either attempt it again (using a standard action this time, instead of a free), or if they decide the target isn't very swallow-able, they can spit them out as a swift action, in order to bite someone new.
During full attacks, the purple worm can also attack with its tail. The tail is not capable of burrowing (only the mouth can create new tunnels), so it must have line of effect to make attacks. However, the tail can deliver a very nasty poison on its target.
Note that purple worms have 20 feet of reach, so even though several of them may appear in a given encounter, they can easily arrange themselves to bring their full might to bear against any target or targets.

Out of Combat

Purple Worms have astonishingly good minds, but they are complete monsters. They exist to eat prey and make more Purple Worms.

Rewards

XP: 76,800 (Heavy role included.)
Treasure: Sellable Goods worth 47,250 gp.
Weight: 150 lbs.     Volume: 6 cu ft
  • Purple Poison is valuable, and a Purple Worm's hide, teeth, and stinger are all valuable as well. In addition, they will have some quantity of conventional treasure in their stomachs.
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 - 8 Nothing Found
9 - 12 1 Languid Remnant (tier 1)
13 - 15 1 Pale Remnant (tier 2)
16 - 18 1 Bright Remnant (tier 3)
19 - 20 Roll on Table 2
Table 2: Roll a d20:
Result Remnant(s) Found
1 - 3 4 Languid Remnants (tier 1)
4 - 7 4 Pale Remnants (tier 2)
8 - 11 1 Intense Remnant (tier 4)
12 - 15 1 Blazing Remnant (tier 5)
16 - 18 1 Vital Remnant (tier 6)
19 - 20 Roll on Table 3
Table 3: Roll a d20:
Result Remnant(s) Found
1 - 3 4 Bright Remnants (tier 3)
4 - 5 4 Intense Remnants (tier 4)
6 - 8 4 Blazing Remnants (tier 5)
9 - 11 4 Vital Remnants (tier 6)
12 - 15 1 Prime Remnant (tier 7)
16 - 18 1 Mythic Remnant (tier 8)
19 - 20 1 Empyrean Remnant (tier 9)