Petrotog, Constrictor (CR 3)

A strange shape slithers in the water next to your boat, as bits of flesh and bubbles of oil float to the surface.

Petrotog, Constrictor (CR 3)

XP 800
Petrotog
CE Medium undead
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +0


Defense


AC 16, touch 12, flat-footed 14 (+2 Dex, +4 natural)
hp 27 (5d8+5)
Fort +1, Ref +3, Will +4
DR 5/slashing; Immune undead traits


Offense


Speed 20 ft., climb 20 ft., swim 20 ft.
Melee bite +7 (1d4+6 plus grab)
Special Attacks constrict (1d4+4)


Statistics


Str 19, Dex 15, Con —, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 10
Base Atk +3; CMB +7 (+11 grapple); CMD 19 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Toughness
Skills Acrobatics +2 (-2 to jump), Climb +12, Swim +12
SQ lingering compulsion, mire bound


Special Abilities


Darkvision (60 feet) You can see in the dark (black and white only).
Grab (Medium, Bite, Bite) (Ex) You can start a grapple as a free action if you hit with the designated weapon.

Lingering Compulsion (Su) Although possessing no intelligence, remnants of a petrotog’s base hunting and survival instincts persist. A petrotog may make Survival skill checks using its hit dice as a skill modifier, as long as the task it is trying to accomplish is related to stalking its prey.

Mire Bound (Su) Petrotogs are bound to the Sunken Mire, and will not wilfully leave the body of water (even if they possess the ability to walk on land). A petrotog takes 1d4 points of strength damage for each round it is removed from the Sunken Mire. Once it reaches 0 strength, the creature becomes inert and will not move nor defend itself.

Once re-introduced into the Sunken Mire, a petrotog will gain its strength back at the rate of one point per round.


Ecology


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Illustration Credit: Tony DiTerlizzi

Environment sunken mire
Organization solitary
Treasure none

Constrictors are one of the most dangerous varieties of petrotog. These creatures appear to be the skeleton of an anaconda with inky black miasma filling in the gaps where flesh would normally be. Prolific hunters, constrictords are known to stalk small boats traversing the Sunken Mire, grabbing sailors who lean too far over the edge. This compulsion to hunt is a relic of their previous lives, as an undead creature such as the petrotog no longer needs to eat to survive.

There are rumours amongst the fishermen of the Sunken Mire that a great petrotog known as the Mire King skulks in its waters. Fabled as being 50 ft in length and able to swallow a man whole, these tales should be taken with a grain of salt.