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Centipede, Giant

Giant Centipede Creature-1

N Medium Animal

Senses Perception +6; darkvision

Skills Acrobatics +6, Athletics +2, Stealth +6

Str -1, Dex +3, Con +1, Int -5, Wis +1, Cha -4

AC 15; Fort +7, Ref +6, Will +2

HP 8

Speed 30 feet, climb 30 feet

Melee [one-action] mandibles +6 (finesse), Damage 1d4-1 piercing plus giant centipede venom

Giant Centipede Venom (poison); Saving Throw DC 14 Fortitude; Maximum Duration 6 rounds; Stage 1 1d6 poison damage (1 round); Stage 2 1d8 poison damage and flat-footed (1 round) Stage 3 1d12 poison damage, clumsy 1, and flat-footed (1 round)


Most giant centipedes (known as sewer centipedes when found in cities) nest in small groups but hunt alone when they seek out food. Attempts to domesticate giant centipedes for use as guardians or pets generally end poorly, but some tribes of goblins, kobolds, and mitflits have developed effective methods of utilizing these vermin as guardians. Other tribes and some humanoid societies roast and eat centipedes, often with pungent peppers as a savory delicacy, although care must be taken in preparing the meal to avoid tainting the flesh with the creature’s venom.

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