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    Boneneedle, Lesser


    Lesser BoneneedleCR 2

    XP 600
    N Small vermin
    Init
    +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +5

    DEFENSE

    AC 16, touch 14, flat-footed 13 (+3 Dex, +2 natural, +1 size)
    hp
    16 (3d8+3)
    Fort
    +4; Ref +4; Will +2
    Immune
    mind-affecting effects
    Weaknesses
    aversion to daylight

    OFFENSE

    Speed 20 ft., climb 20 ft.
    Melee
    bite +6 (1d3-1 plus poison)

    STATISTICS

    Str 8, Dex 17, Con 12, Int —, Wis 12, Cha 3
    Base Atk
    +2; CMB +0; CMD 13 (25 vs. trip)
    Feats
    Weapon FinesseB
    Skills
    Climb +11, Perception +5, Stealth +13; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception, +6 Stealth, modifies Climb with Dexterity
    SQ
    crowd

    SPECIAL ABILITIES

    Aversion to Daylight (Ex)

    Boneneedles shun all light. If exposed to natural sunlight (not merely a daylight spell), they take a –4 penalty on all attack rolls, saving throws, and skill checks.

    Crowd (Ex)

    These monsters crawl over each other in an attempt to swarm an opponent. Up to three boneneedles can occupy a single 5-foot space.

    Poison (Ex)

    The bite of a boneneedle secretes a thick, syrupy neurotoxin that destroys flesh and quickly breaks down bone. The chemical reaction causes the bones to weaken and become brittle. If the opponent fails his save against the poison’s secondary effect, its bones weaken, and it takes an extra 2 points of damage from any crushing or bludgeoning attack until all Dexterity damage dealt by marrow poisoning is healed. Cumulative bites do not increase the amount of extra damage beyond 2 points An opponent reduced to Dexterity 0 dies as its bones become too brittle to support its weight thus causing its body to collapse in on itself.

    Creatures without bone structures, such as constructs (except those crafted from bone), oozes, and plants, are immune to the effects of marrow poisoning.

    Bone Needle Poison; Sting—injury; save Fort DC 12; frequency 1/round for 2 rounds; effect 1d4 Dex; secondary effect target takes an extra 1 points of damage from crushing or bludgeoning attacks until all Dex damage is healed; cure 1 save. The save DC is Constitution-based.

    Source
    Tome of Horrors Complete
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