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This immense mound of black slime thunders forward, eyes and mouths and even stranger things forming in its heaving bulk.

Although even lunatics and doom-saying prophets desperately claim the monstrous shoggoth is nothing more than a drug-induced Vision or thankfully unreal Nightmare, the truth is altogether more dire. The shoggoths exist, although they keep to the deepest of ocean trenches or the most remote of forgotten caverns and ruins, emerging only rarely to spread madness and Destruction in their slime-caked wakes.

The first shoggoths were created in eons past, long before the first gods turned their attentions to the Material Plane. Some hold that the aboleths engineered them, while certain strange texts hint of a race even older that engineered the first shoggoths as slaves. Eventually, these dread beasts developed enough Intelligence to rebel against their creators, and now they lurk, patient but potent, in the lightless deep.

Special Abilities

All-Around Vision (Ex) A shoggoth's many sense organs grant a +4 racial bonus on Perception And Immunity to Flanking.

Maddening Cacophony (Su) As a Free Action, a shoggoth can give voice to sounds and words sane life was not meant to hear. All creatures in a 60-foot radius must make a DC 22 Will save or be confused for 1d6 rounds. Each round a Creature is affected it takes 1d6 points of Wisdom Damage . A Creature that saves cannot be affected by this shoggoth's maddening cacophony for 24 hours. This is a sonic mind-affecting effect. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Engulf (Ex) To use this ability, the shoggoth must begin its turn grappling a Creature or must Trample. A shoggoth may attempt to Engulf as many creatures as it grapples or tramples in a round. This ability otherwise functions as Swallow Whole, save that a Creature that cut its way out of a shoggoth leaves no hole in the protoplasmic creature's body.

Attributes

AC
33, Touch 15, Flat-footed 26 (+7 Dex, +18 Natural, 2 Size)
Alignment
Cn
Base Atk
+17
CMB
+34 (+39 Grapple)
CMD
51 (Cannot Be Tripped)
CR
CR 19
Cha
13
Con
31
Creature Type
Ooze (Aquatic)
DR
10/—
Dex
24
Environment
Cold Aquatic Or Underground
Feats
Blind-fight , Cleave , Combat Reflexes , Critical Focus , Great Cleave , Great Fortitude , Improved Critical (Slam), Improved Initiative , Improved Sunder , Iron Will , Power Attack , Staggering Critical
Fort
+19
HP
333 (23d8+230); Fast Healing 10
Immune
Blindness, Charm Effects, Cold, Deafness, Ooze Traits , Sonic
Init
Cn Huge Ooze ( Aquatic ) +11
Int
5
Languages
Aklo
Melee
4 Slams +30 (3d6+15/19-20 Plus Grab)
Organization
Solitary Or Tide (26)
Racial Modifiers
+4 Perception
Reach
30 Ft.
Ref
+14
Resist
Acid 20, Electricity 20, Fire 20
SQ
Amphibious
Senses
All-around Vision, Darkvision 120 Ft., Low-light Vision, Scent , Tremorsense 60 Ft.; Perception +33
Size
Huge
Skills
Climb +23, Perception +33, Swim +23
Space
15 Ft.
Special Attacks
Constrict (3d6+15), Maddening Cacophony, Engulf (4d6+22 Bludgeoning Damage Plus 8d6 Acid Damage, Ac 19, Hp 33), Trample (4d8+15, Dc 36)
Speed
50 Ft., Climb 30 Ft., Swim 50 Ft.
Spell Resistance
30
Str
40
Treasure
Standard
Will
+15
Wis
22
XP
204,800
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