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Reefclaw

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Reefclaws are vicious predators. They possess greater Intelligence than animals, but rely mainly on their Strength and instincts to survive. They hunt fish, giant crabs, dolphins, and even land-dwelling creatures that come within a hundred paces of the water.

In populated areas, reefclaws prey on beachcombers, divers, and fishermen, sometimes abandoning their usual solitary nature and coordinating attacks with other reefclaws. The creatures must be wary, however, because in some regions, these abominations find their way to the dinner plate. Brave fishermen troll bays and coastlines infested with reefclaws, baiting the creatures with fresh meat and then harvesting their powerful claws with axes.

Reefclaws cannot speak, but the creatures understand the languages used by humanoids near their hunting grounds. They use this Knowledge in order to avoid fishermen and coordinate attacks. Reefclaws keep no treasure, instead savoring the taste of flesh and crunch of bone and shell as much as a miser covets his gold.

A typical reefclaw reaches approximately 3-1/2 feet long at adulthood and weighs 70 pounds. Females gather to breed once every 2 to 3 years, engaging in a predatory hunt for a male and leaving him shredded to pieces.

Special Abilities

Death Frenzy (Su) When a reefclaw is killed, its body spasms horrifically. Immediately upon dying, the reefclaw makes a full attack against a Creature it threatens. If more than one Creature is within reach, roll randomly for each attack to determine the target (which may be another reefclaw).

Grab (Ex) A reefclaw can use its Grab Ability on a target of any size. Reefclaws have a +8 racial bonus on Grapple checks; this bonus replaces the normal +4 bonus a Creature with Grab Receives.

Poison (Ex) Claw—injury; Save Fort DC 13; Frequency 1/round for 4 rounds; Effect 1d2 Str; Cure 1 save. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Attributes

AC
14, Touch 12, Flat-footed 13 (+1 Dex, +2 Natural, +1 Size)
Alignment
Cn
Base Atk
+1
CMB
+0 (+8 Grapple)
CMD
11 (Can't Be Tripped)
CR
CR 1
Cha
13
Con
14
Creature Type
Aberration (Aquatic)
Defensive Abilities
Ferocity
Dex
13
Environment
Any Water (Coastal)
Feats
Improved Initiative
Fort
+2
HP
13 (2d8+4)
Init
Cn Small Aberration ( Aquatic ) +5
Int
5
Languages
Common (Can't Speak)
Melee
2 Claws +2 (1d4 Plus Grab And Poison )
Organization
Solitary, School (25), Or Harem (611)
Ref
+1
Resist
Cold 5
SQ
Amphibious
Senses
Darkvision 60 Ft., Low-light Vision; Perception +6
Size
Small
Skills
Perception +6, Swim +8
Special Attacks
Death Frenzy, Constrict (1d4)
Speed
5 Ft., Swim 40 Ft.
Str
10
Treasure
None
Will
+4
Wis
12
XP
400
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