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Girtablilu Sentry

Girtablilu Sentry Creature8

N Large Beast

Senses Perception +18; darkvision, tremorsense (imprecise) 60 feet

Languages Common, Girtablilu

Skills Athletics +20, Intimidation +17, Religion +16, Survival +18

Str +6, Dex +4, Con +6, Int +3, Wis +4, Cha +3

Items hide armor, +1 striking longspear

AC 27; Fort +20, Ref +16, Will +12

HP 160

Speed 40 feet

Melee [one-action] longspear +21 (magical, reach 15 feet), Damage 2d8+9 piercing

Melee [one-action] pincer +20 (agile), Damage 2d8+9 bludgeoning plus Grab

Melee [one-action] stinger +20 (reach 10 feet), Damage 2d6+9 piercing plus girtablilu venom

Constrict [one-action] 2d8+6 bludgeoning, DC 24

Desert Stride A girtablilu ignores natural difficult terrain in the desert.

Girtablilu Venom (poison) Saving Throw DC 24 Fortitude; Maximum Duration 6 rounds; Stage 1 2d6 poison damage and enfeebled 1 (1 round); Stage 2 3d6 poison damage and enfeebled 1 (1 round); Stage 3 3d6 poison damage and enfeebled 2 (1 round)


Girtablilus are desert-dwelling guardians with the upper bodies of muscular humanoids and the lower bodies of massive scorpions. They are most often found defending ancient temples and religious artifacts with zealous fervor.

Some believe they were created by a long-dead god millennia ago to act as guardians, but girtablilus consider the subject of their origin taboo and refuse to address the theory.

Because girtablilus accept a wide range of religions and belief systems, some outsiders believe they also worship their own ancient pantheon. Instead, girtablilus exclusively revere and protect sites dedicated to deities considered lost to civilization. In this way, they act as preservers of holy practices that have otherwise been forgotten beneath the desert’s shifting sands.

Though girtablilus are used to explorers seeking entrance to the sites they defend, they might welcome those who earnestly wish to learn or offer reverence.

A few even proudly share their beliefs with others, eager for the opportunity to preach to someone new. But girtablilus show no mercy to those who attempt to desecrate the sites and objects of their worship, or to those who would violate the tenets of their faith.

Girtablilus are skilled fighters who keep trained giant scorpions as pets, and they remain unmatched when it comes to fighting in the desert. They require relatively little food or water, and they rely on their stamina to outlast their enemies. When necessary, they can stalk their quarry for days or even weeks, coordinating with their pets to drive their prey in circles. Once exhausted, few foes can stand up to a girtablilu’s physical prowess-or their deadly venom.

Girtablilu communities usually form around common beliefs rather than familial bonds, with a greater importance placed on chosen family than blood relations. While rare, there have even been cases of members of other ancestries living among girtablilu communities.

When outsiders appeal to study the girtablilu’s protected sites or to join a girtablilu community, the divine leader has the final say on who is welcome.

Sentries patrol the outskirts of a girtablilu communities, watching for external threats like desert drakes, blue dragons, or adventuring parties set on reckless exploration of the girtablilus’ sacred site.

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