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Puppeteer Rat

The Tiny rat turns its head towards you, revealing it has no face, but rather an open maw filled with tentacles.

 

Puppeteer Rat CR6

CE tiny aberration

XP 2,400

 

Init +3; Senses Blindsight 60ft

Perception +16

AC 19, Touch 15, Flatfooted 16 (Size +2, Dex +3 Natural +4)

hp 40 (9d8)

Fort +3; Ref +6; Will +10

Speed 40 feet

Melee Tentacle insert +8 (1 point of damage + grab)

Space 2-12 feet, Reach 0 ft

Special Attacks Grab, Parasitism

Str 4, Dex 16, Con 10, Int 18, Wis 14, Cha 16

Base Atk +6; CMB +7 (+11 to grab); CMD 14 (18 vs trip)

Feats Agile Maneuvers, Alertness, Iron will, Improved Iron will, Lunge

Skills Acrobatics +15, Climb +9, Escape Artist +15, Intimidate +15, Knowledge (Local) +16, Perception +16, Stealth +15, Survival +14, Swim +9

Languages Aklo, Common, Abyssal (Cannot Speak) Telepathy with controlled subject

Environment Any urban or ruins

Organization Solitary or pair

Treasure Standard

 

Parasitism (EX): On any round when a Puppeteer Rat begins a round successfully grappling a subject, that subject must make a will save (DC 17) or become dominated by the Puppeteer Rat for as long as it remains attached. A new save is permitted every 24 hours. In addition, anyone who spends an entire day under the control of a Puppeteer Rat much make a fortitude save (DC 17) or take 1d4 constitution damage as the Puppeteer Rat feeds on their blood and other vital juices. Both saves are charisma based.

 

When a Puppeteer Rat successfully dominates a victim, they bore into the victims body (usually on the back or somewhere else) and neither subject are considered grappled. The Puppeteer Rat can detach as a full round action, or can be forced to vacate by a break enchantment or dispel evil spell. The Puppeteer Rat can also be detached with a successful DC 15 heal check.

 

Despite its name, the Puppeteer Rat is not actually a rat, but some manner of evil, intelligent parasite with the ability to forcibly attach itself to a victim and control them while feeding on their vital juices. It is believe that Puppeteer rats hail from some distant other world and migrated to our world through unknown means, possibly brought by other beings by mistake.

 

A Puppeteer Rat is a foot long and weighs one pound.

Authors notes: Well here it is, the conclusion to Rat week. I think I'm finally starting to hit my stride, because I'm fairly certain this one doesn't have any major glaring errors to it (Of course feel free to correct me on this).

This one is my first aberration, and also the most intelligent creature I've yet done for this. I had a little trouble with the possession mechanic, but I think its serviceable.

In any case, future updates will be rather sporadic I think, but I will have more neat stuff upcoming. My next big theme week will be for Valentines day.

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