Voidworm

Voidworm Creature 1

CN Tiny Monitor Protean

Senses Perception +4; entropy sense (imprecise) 30 feet, darkvision

Languages Abyssal, Protean

Skills Acrobatics +7, Deception +6, Religion +4, Stealth +7

Str -1, Dex +4, Con +0, Int -1, Wis -1, Cha +1

Entropy Sense (divination, divine, prediction) A voidworm can anticipate the most likely presence of a creature through a supernatural insight into chaotic probabilities and chance. This grants it the ability to sense creatures within the listed range. A creature under the effects of nondetection or that is otherwise shielded from divinations and predictions cannot be noticed via entropy sense.


AC 17; Fort +5, Ref +9, Will +6

HP 16, fast Healing 1; Resistances precision 3, protean anatomy 5

Protean Anatomy (divine, transmutation) A voidworm’s vital organs shift and change shape and position constantly. Immediately after the voidworm takes acid, electricity, or Sonic damage, it gains the listed amount of resistance to that damage type. This lasts for 1 hour or until the next time the protean takes damage of one of the other types (in which case its resistance changes to match that type), whichever comes first.

The voidworm is immune to polymorph effects unless it is a willing target. If blinded or deafened, the voidworm automatically recovers at the end of its next turn as new sensory organs grow to replace the compromised ones.


Speed 20 feet, fly 40 feet; freedom of movement

Melee [one-action] jaws +9 (chaotic, finesse, magical), Damage 1d8-1 piercing plus 1d4 chaotic

Melee [one-action] tail +9 (chaotic, finesse, magical), Damage 1d4-1 slashing plus 1d4 chaotic and confounding lash

Divine Innate Spells DC 16; 4th read omens; 2nd blur (self only), obscuring mist; 1st detect alignment (at will; lawful only); Cantrips (4th) dancing lights, ghost sound, prestidigitation; Constant (4th) freedom of movement

Change Shape [one-action] (concentration, divine, polymorph, transmutation) The voidworm takes on the appearance of a Tiny animal. This doesn’t change its Speed or its attack and damage bonuses with its Strikes, but might change the damage type its Strikes deal.

Confounding Lash (divine, emotion, enchantment, mental) A creature hit by the voidworm’s tail Strike is stupefied 1 for 1 round (stupefied 2 on a critical hit). A successful DC 16 Will save negates this effect and grants temporary immunity to confounding lash for 1 minute.

About

Other proteans don’t consider the flying, iridescent beings known as voidworms to be part of a protean caste at all, but instead merely a shameful side effect of the Maelstrom’s constantly churning energy. To call a voidworm a protean in the presence of a more powerful protean is as sure a way to instigate combat as any.

Voidworms themselves have little interest in whether anyone sees them as proteans. They maintain a thriving ecology in the Maelstrom, frolicking in schools of up to 20 and playing in the chaos of constantly shifting realities.

Elsewhere (such as on the Material Plane), voidworms are mesmerized by the principle of object permanence; many latch onto specific features of a region (such as a hillside or pond) and flit through the air around it for months or even years as they wait for the object of their curiosity to change. Minor changes— such as a tree’s change of color in the fall, a corpse’s slow decay, or periodic venting of steam from a geyser—all fascinate voidworms. A voidworm is about 2 feet long and weighs 2 pounds.

Planar scholars theorize that all of reality was originally formed from the Maelstrom in the early days of the cosmos—a theory proteans don’t necessarily dispute.

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Pathfinder Bestiary (Second Edition) © 2019, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Alexander Augunas, Logan Bonner, Jason Bulmahn, John Compton, Paris Crenshaw, Adam Daigle, Eleanor Ferron, Leo Glass, Thurston Hillman, James Jacobs, Jason Keeley, Lyz Liddell, Ron Lundeen, Robert G. McCreary, Tim Nightengale, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Alex Riggs, David N. Ross, Michael Sayre, Mark Seifter, Chris S. Sims, Jeffrey Swank, Jason Tondro, Tonya Woldridge, and Linda Zayas-Palmer.