Spiral Centurion

Spiral Centurion Creature 11

N Medium Construct Mindless

Senses Perception +20; darkvision

Skills Acrobatics +23, Athletics +23

Str +6, Dex +6, Con +5, Int –5, Wis +2, Cha –5


AC 31; Fort +22, Ref +25, Will +16

HP 170; Hardness 10; Immunities bleed, death effects, disease, doomed, drained, fatigued, healing, mental, necromancy, nonlethal attacks, paralyzed, poison, sickened, unconscious

Top-Heavy A spiral centurion’s top-like design makes it susceptible to effects that would cause it to fall prone. The DC of any attempt to knock the spiral centurion prone is reduced by 5. If the spiral centurion attempts a check or saving throw to resist being knocked prone, it takes a –5 status penalty. A spiral centurion that has been knocked prone can’t use any actions other than to attempt to Stand, but it must succeed at a DC 30 Acrobatics check to do so.


Speed 40 feet

Melee [one-action] blade +23 (agile, sweep), Damage 2d12+12 slashing

Hurl Blade [two-actions] The spiral centurion hurls one of its blades with an angled spin to ensure a swooping flight path. The blade deals 6d6 slashing damage to each creature in a 40-foot line (DC 30 basic Reflex save). At the start of the spiral centurion’s next turn, the blade swoops around and returns along the same flight path, again dealing 6d6 slashing damage (DC 30 basic Reflex save) to each creature along the same line.

Rev Up [one-action] Requirements The spiral centurion has not acted yet this turn; Effect The spiral centurion Strides up to its Speed. It then gains a +2 circumstance bonus to attack and damage rolls until the end of its turn.

Trample [three-actions] Medium or smaller, blade, DC 30

Whirling Death [three-actions] The spiral centurion spins furiously in place, its blades extended to slice through nearby creatures. It makes up to five melee blade Strikes. No single creature can be targeted by more than one blade Strike during one use of this ability. These attacks count toward the spiral centurion’s multiple attack penalty, but the multiple attack penalty doesn’t increase until after all the attacks are made.

About

These mechanical constructs were created to serve as guardians in an ancient and bygone era, although exactly who made them and the secrets of their construction have long since been lost to history. From the waist up, they resemble humanoids made of metal, but from the waist down their bodies take the form of spinning metal tops ringed with blades, which excel at cutting down nearby foes. Most spiral centurions can be directed to stand down with a password, although often these command phrases have been lost to the mists of time. In rare cases, a spiral centurion may also wield manufactured weapons or a shield in addition to its built-in weapons, giving it access to additional actions besides those listed below.

Most spiral centurions are hundreds or even thousands of years old, only staying functional because of the powerful magic used in their creation. Still, millennia of neglect have caused many spiral centurions to develop small glitches or malfunctions.

Spiral Centurion Glitches

A spiral centurion might have one of the following glitches. Dulled Blades: Its blade Strike deals only 2d10+5 bludgeoning damage. Misaligned Gears: It loses Rev Up, and if it Strides more than once per round, it takes 1d10 damage.

Stuck in a Rut: It uses the same actions each round, regardless of the circumstances.

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