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Sea Anemone, Giant

This giant, tubular creature ends in a mass of thick and brilliantly colored tendrils arrayed around an enormous, toothless maw.

Giant Sea Anemone CR 2

XP 600
N Large vermin (aquatic)
Init +2; Senses blindsight 30 ft.; Perception +0


AC 14, touch 11, flat-footed 12 (+2 Dex, +3 natural, -1 size)
hp 34 (4d8+16)
Fort +8, Ref +3, Will +1
Defensive Abilities amorphous; Immune gaze attacks, mind-affecting effects, poison, vision-based effects


Speed 5 ft.
Melee tentacles +3 (2d6+1 plus grab and poison)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks swallow whole (1d6+1 bludgeoning damage, AC 11, 5 hp)


Str 12, Dex 15, Con 18, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 2
Base Atk +3; CMB +5; CMD 17 (can't be tripped)
Skills Stealth +6; Racial Modifiers +8 Stealth
SQ anchored, sightless


Anchored (Ex)

As a full-round action, a giant sea anemone can affix itself to a solid surface. While anchored, it cannot move, and it gains a +4 bonus to its CMD on all checks to resist being bull-rushed, dragged, overrun, or repositioned. This bonus increases by +4 for each size category larger the sea anemone is compared to the opponent attempting the maneuver. The creature can unanchor itself as a full-round action.

Poison (Ex)

Tentacle —injury; save Fort DC 16; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect 1d2 Dex damage; cure 2 consecutive saves.

Sightless (Ex)

A sea anemone is blind and is not affected by any effect that relies on sight, such as gaze attacks or blindness. Giant sea anemones are beautiful but deadly ocean-dwelling vermin that rely on camouflage and paralytic toxins to draw in their prey. A sea anemone has a long, cylindrical body that ends in a flat circular disc with a slitlike orifice for both ingesting food and dispelling waste. This disc is surrounded by a thicket of tendrils that vary in thickness from fine, hairlike cilia to thick, swollen appendages. The creature uses all of these tentacles at once when it attacks prey. Like their smaller kin, giant sea anemones come in a broad spectrum of colors—many are known for their brilliant hues.