Solifugid, Duneshaker

Duneshaker Solifugid Creature 18

N Gargantuan Animal

Perception +30; darkvision, tremorsense (imprecise) 30 feet

Skills Acrobatics +33, Athletics +35, Stealth +33 (+37 in deserts)

Str +9, Dex +7, Con +7, Int –5, Wis +4, Cha –4

AC 42; Fort +31, Ref +33, Will +28

HP 340

Speed 50 feet, burrow 25 feet, climb 25 feet

Melee [one-action] jaws +35 (reach 10 feet), Damage 4d10+17 piercing

Melee [one-action] claw +35 (agile, reach 20 feet), Damage 3d10+17 slashing

Earth Shaker The first time per turn the duneshaker solifugid moves adjacent to a Large or smaller creature, that creature must succeed at a DC 39 Acrobatics check or fall prone.

Pounce [one-action] As giant solifugid (see above).

Rend [one-action] claw

Venom Spray [two-actions] (poison) The duneshaker solifugid spews toxic barbs at all creatures in a 30-foot cone. Each creature within the cone takes 10d6 poison damage (DC 39 basic Fortitude save). A creature that fails is blinded for 1d6 rounds (or permanently on a critical failure). The duneshaker solifugid can’t use Venom Spray again for 1d4 rounds.

About

Giant solifugids are monstrous vermin with six legs and two large feeding appendages easily mistaken for an additional pair of legs. They are often called camel spiders, sun spiders, or wind scorpions, despite the fact that they are neither spiders nor scorpions.

The largest solifugids, duneshakers, literally make the terrain around them tremble. The smallest of giant solifugids are still large enough to harry desert traders and their mounts.

Most species of solifugid lay their eggs in burrows. The female doesn’t eat while guarding her eggs, and thus fights even more aggressively against any creatures she deems potential threats to her brood. The bodies of wayward adventurers often litter such burrows, though the risks of exploring such treasure-laden nests often deter fortune-hunters from trying their luck with such caches.

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Pathfinder Adventure Path #149: Against the Scarlet Triad © 2019, Paizo Inc.; Authors: John Compton, with Tim Nightengale and James L. Sutter.