South American Monsters
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A skeletal carcass
pulls itself from the ground, its body formed as much from earth and soil
as from bones and rotting flesh.
CE Medium undead (earth)
Init +8; Senses Darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 60 ft.; Perception +18
Aura broken ground (30 ft., DC 20)
|AC 21, touch 15,
flat-footed 16 (+4 Dexterity, +1 Dodge, +6 natural)
hp 104 (11d8+55); fast healing 5
Fort +8, Ref +7, Will +11
Defensive Abilities Channel
Resistance +2; DR 5/bludgeoning; Immune
electricity, undead traits; Resist cold 10
|Speed 30 ft., burrow
15 ft.; earth glide
Melee bite +14 (1d8+6 plus misfortune), 2 slams +14 (1d6+6 plus misfortune)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 8th; Concentration +13)
At willstone shape
|Strength 22, Dexterity 18,
Constitution , Intelligence 13, Wisdom 18, Charisma 21
Base Atk +8; CMB +14; CMD 29
Feats Combat Expertise, Dodge, Improved
Initiative, Mobility, Spring
Attack, Whirlwind Attack
Skills Acrobatics +15, Knowledge (nature) +12, Perception +18, Sense
Motive +18, Stealth +18
Languages Abyssal, Common
The ground in a
Often when a particularly
evil criminal is executed, suspicious folk fear that the criminal’s remains
might rise from death to continue to plague the living. To combat this possibility,
many mobs or rural justices take to the practice of burning the bodies, grinding
the bones, and scattering the remains in the wild. Yet in the case of particularly
evil criminals, even these steps are in vain, for their will is enough to
reassemble a body from earth, stone, roots, and plants drawn from the region
into which the remains were scattered. Such an undead horror rises as a guecubu,
a harbinger of misfortune and vengeance from beyond the grave.
A newly formed guecubu
remembers well how its enemies treated it, and while the undead creature retains
none of its previous life’s talents, its undead state grants it many new tools
to seek revenge with. Typically, a guecubu does not limit its revenge to those
directly involved with its executionentire villages and towns fall victim
to its rage. The guecubu’s tactics tend toward the subtle, and it seeks to
spread misfortune and death on a person-by-person basis, slaying its enemies
one at a time until they flee, so that all that remains is a ghost town.
A guecubu is 6 feet tall
and weighs 100 pounds.
15: Copyright Notice – Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 3
Roleplaying Game Bestiary 3, © 2011, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors Jesse
Benner, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, James Jacobs, Michael Kenway, Rob McCreary,
Patrick Renie, Chris Sims, F. Wesley Schneider, James L. Sutter, and Russ
Taylor, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.
South American Monsters
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