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    Tenebrous Purple Worm

    This massive creature looks like a gigantic worm with dark blackish-gray flesh and whose body is covered in thousands, perhaps millions, of tiny black bristles. Two oversized mandibles flank its mouth.

    Tenebrous Purple Worm CR 15

    XP 51,200
    N Gargantuan outsider (extraplanar)
    Init –2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 60 ft.; Perception +18

    DEFENSE

    AC 32, touch 4, flat-footed 32 (–2 Dex, +28 natural, –4 size)
    hp 232 (16d10+144)
    Fort +19; Ref +8; Will +4

    OFFENSE

    Speed 20 ft., burrow 20 ft., swim 10 ft.
    Melee bite +26 (4d8+13/19–20 plus 2d6 acid and grab), sting +26 (2d8+13 plus poison)
    Space 20 ft.; Reach 15 ft.
    Special Attacks bristles (DC 27), poison, swallow whole (4d8+19 bludgeoning damage, AC 24, 20 hp)

    STATISTICS

    Str 37, Dex 6, Con 29, Int 1, Wis 8, Cha 10
    Base Atk +16; CMB +33 (+37 grapple); CMD 41
    Feats Awesome Blow, Critical Focus, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Critical (bite), Power Attack, Staggering Critical, Weapon Focus (bite, sting)
    Skills Perception +18, Swim +21

    SPECIAL ABILITIES

    Bristles (Ex)

    Reflex DC 27; Fort DC 27; 3d6 Con. The save DCs are Constitution–based.

    Poison (Ex)

    Sting—Injury; save Fort DC 27; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect 1d4 Strength damage; cure 3 consecutive saves.

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