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Lacedon Creature2

CE Medium Amphibious Ghoul Undead

Perception +7; corpse scent (imprecise), darkvision

Languages Aquan, Common, Necril

Skills Acrobatics +8, Athletics +9 (+11 to Swim), Stealth +8, Survival +7

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

Corpse Scent The lacedon can smell humanoid corpses in the water from up to 1 mile away.

AC 18; Fort +7, Ref +10, Will +7

HP 32, negative healing; Immunities death effects, disease, paralyzed, poison, unconscious

Speed 25 feet, swim 30 feet

Melee [one-action] jaws +10 (finesse), Damage 1d6+5 piercing plus ghoul fever

Melee [one-action] claw +10 (agile, finesse), Damage 1d4+5 slashing

Aquatic Ambush [one-action] 45 feet

Consume Flesh [one-action] (manipulate) Requirements The lacedon is adjacent to the corpse of a creaturethat died within the last hour; Effect The lacedon devours a chunk of the corpse and regains 2d6 Hit Points.It can regain Hit Points from any given corpse only once.

Ghoul Fever (disease) Saving Throw DC 16 Fortitude; Stage 1 carrier with no ill effect (1 day); Stage 2 2d6 negative damage and regains half as many Hit Points from all healing (1 day); Stage 3 as stage 2 (1 day); Stage 4 2d6 negative damage and gains no benefit from healing (1 day); Stage 5 as stage 4 (1 day); Stage 6 dead and rises as a ghoul the next midnight.

Paralyzing Spew [one-action] (incapacitation, occult, necromancy) The lacedon discharges a spray of carrion vomit at a creature within 20 feet, dealing 1d6 poison damage with a DC 17 basic Fortitude save. A non-elf creature that fails its save is also paralyzed. It can attempt a new save to end the paralysis at the end of each of its turns, and the DC cumulatively decreases by 1 on each such save. The lacedon can’t use Paralyzing Spew again for 1d4 rounds.


Feared by mariners and coastal dwellers everywhere, the aquatic ghouls known as lacedons are said to be the spawn of an ancient crew of sailors who became lost at sea and were forced to resort to cannibalism to survive. Their appearance is the stuff of a diver’s nightmare, supplementing the vicious traits of their land-bound kin with spines, fins, and wide mouths bristling with needle-sharp teeth like piscine predators of the nethermost ocean depths.

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