Xotanispawn

Xotanispawn Creature17

Rare CE Large Animal Fire

Perception +29; darkvision, tremorsense (imprecise) 60 feet

Skills Athletics +34, Stealth +31, Survival +29

Str +9, Dex +6, Con +8, Int -5, Wis +4, Cha +5

Frightful Presence (aura, emotion, fear, mental) 60 feet, DC 36

AC 40; Fort +31, Ref +29, Will +23

HP 340; Immunities chaotic, evil, fire; Weaknesses cold 20

Explosion (fire) When a Xotanispawn dies, it explodes, dealing 15d8 fire damage to creatures in a 30-foot emanation (DC 39 basic Reflex save).

Light Blindness

Internal Furnace [reaction] (fire) Trigger A creature adjacent to the Xotanispawn touches it or hits it with a physical attack; Effect The triggering creature takes 5d8 persistent fire damage (DC 37 Reflex save to negate).

Speed 40 feet, burrow 40 feet, climb 40 feet

Melee [one-action] jaws +30 (reach 10 feet), Damage 4d8+9 piercing plus 2d8 persistent fire and Grab

Melee [one-action] claw +30 (agile, reach 10 feet), Damage 4d6+9 slashing plus 2d8 persistent fire

Breath Weapon [two-actions] (arcane, evocation, fire) The Xotanispawn sprays a 60-foot cone of magma that deals 10d10 fire damage and 2d6 persistent fire damage to all creatures in the area (DC 39 basic Reflex save). The Xotanispawn can’t use its Breath Weapon again for 1d4 rounds.

Heat Surge

When the Xotanispawn critically hits, its body surges with heat, increasing the damage of its Internal Furnace to 10d8 until the start of its next turn.

About

Xotanispawn are monstrous versions of scavenging beetle larvae that have been corrupted and mutated by feeding on the remains of a slain god spawn. These creatures look vaguely like the minute insects they once were, with a sclerotized head and chitinous body plates, six legs, and numerous dorsal spines lining the joints and edges of each segment.

However, by feeding on the unholy remains, the spawn have manifested a blisteringly hot internal temperature and powerful fire attacks-to say nothing of their monstrous size.

Internal heat radiates from every surface of a Xotanispawn, even from its mouth. Any contact with a Xotanispawn results in burns and the risk of catching on fire. Thankfully, Xotanispawn have weaknesses to cold and sunlight. They are rarely encountered on the surface during the day, opting to emerge from their subterranean lairs only at night.

Section 15: Copyright Notice
Pathfinder Adventure Path #149: Against the Scarlet Triad © 2019, Paizo Inc.; Authors: John Compton, with Tim Nightengale and James L. Sutter.