Keukegen

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Slithering forward is a snake-like creature seemingly composed of matted, greasy hair. Its face is vaguely canine and bears wide, staring eyes.

Taken from Creature Codex

Despite their comical, almost cute appearance, the urban monsters known as keukegen are malicious creatures that delight in spreading disease and suffering. The origins of keukegens are debated—some scholars believe they arise spontaneously from collections of dust, hair and lint, whereas others believe that they reproduce like normal creatures, releasing airborne spores which settle in these messes and grow to maturity. What is known is that they gravitate to dirty and unhealthy areas and spread this squalor into outright pestilence. Minor ailments such as colds, fevers and indigestion are everyday occurrences where keukegen live, and a single keukegen can easily turn an entire city block into a sick ward.

Due to their urban habitats and love of filth, keukegen and binbōgami occasionally come into contact. The capricious kami, surprisingly, view keukegen as a menace to be eliminated, leading to pitched battles between the two shabby creatures. A binbōgami is more than a match for a single keukegen, so keukegen in an area patrolled by a binbōgami aggregate into clots for mutual defense.

A keukegen grows up to four feet long and weighs about eighty pounds. Despite their seemingly formless bodies and snake-like movements, they possess over two dozen centipede-like legs, which they use to scuttle up walls and ceilings.

Keukegen CR 4
XP 1,200

NE Small aberration
Init +4; Senses darkvision 60 ft., Perception +6
Aura choking (10 ft, DC 16)
Defense
AC  18, touch 16, flat-footed 13 (+1 size, +4 Dex, +2 natural, +1 dodge)
hp 42 (5d8+20)
Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +5
Immune curses, disease, poison
Offense
Speed 30 ft., climb 20 ft.
Melee bite +8 (1d6+3 plus disease plus distraction)
Special Attacks distraction (DC 16)
Statistics
Str 15, Dex 18, Con 18, Int 5, Wis 13, Cha 10
Base Atk +3; CMB +4; CMD 19 (cannot be tripped)
Feats Dodge, Stealthy, Weapon Finesse
Skills Climb +10, Escape Artist +11, Perception +6, Stealth +16
SQ compression
Ecology
Environment urban
Organization solitary, pair or tangle (3-6)
Treasure incidental
Special Abilities
Choking Aura (Ex) all creatures within 10 feet of a keukegen must succeed a DC 16 Fortitude save or be overcome with violent coughing. On a failed save, the creature takes 1d6 points of non-lethal damage and is sickened for one round. Consecutive failed saves continue the non-lethal damage and render the creature sickened and dazed for one round. Creatures that do not breathe are immune to this effect. This is a disease effect. The save DC is Constitution based.
Disease (Ex)Filth fever: Bite—injury; save Fortitude DC 16; onset 1d3 days; frequency 1/day; effect 1d3 Dex damage and 1d3 Con damage; cure 2 consecutive saves. The save DC is Constitution-based.

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