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    Hornet, Giant

    This massive horse-sized hornet has a black body with white markings on the thorax and abdomen and a cruel looking rapier-length stinger.

    Giant Hornet CR 5

    XP 1,600
    N Large vermin
    Init +1; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +9

    DEFENSE

    AC 15, touch 10, flat-footed 14 (+1 Dex, +5 natural, –1 size)
    hp 45 (7d8+14)
    Fort +7; Ref +3; Will +3
    Immune vermin traits

    STATISTICS

    Speed 20 ft., fly 60 ft. (good)
    Melee bite +9 (1d3+5), sting +9 (1d4+5 plus poison)
    Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
    Special Attacks poison

    STATISTICS

    Str 20, Dex 12, Con 15, IntWis 13, Cha 11
    Base Atk +5; CMB +11; CMD 22
    Skills Perception +9, Survival +1 (+4 orient direction); Racial Modifiers +8 Perception, +4 Survival to orient direction
    SQ pheromone

    SPECIAL ABILITIES

    Poison (Ex)

    Sting—injury; save DC 21; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect 1d3 Dexterity damage; cure 2 consecutive saves. The save DC is Constitution-based and includes a +2 racial bonus.

    Pheromone (Ex)

    The first time a giant hornet is successfully hit in combat, it releases a fear pheromone that heightens the aggressiveness of all giant hornets within 50 feet. All affected giant hornets receive a +1 morale bonus on attack rolls for the remainder of the encounter and fight without penalty even while disabled or dying.