Black pudding

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Black pudding

A black pudding is a subterranean scavenger common throughout the Darklands. A gigantic, formless, black blob of acidic protoplasm, it easily dissolves organic matter on touch, even eating away at metal at a somewhat slower rate.1

On Golarion

Sightings of these dreaded oozes are common throughout Golarion. Some known locations include the caverns and tunnels beneath the Varisian city of Kaer Maga,2 the dungeons below Drelev Keep in the River Kingdoms,3 in the much deeper Darklands recesses of Sekamina and Orv (especially in the Midnight Mountains),45 but also occasionally above ground in places such as the abandoned elven city of Celwynvian,6 Kyonin's demon-infested Tanglebriar,7 the island ruins of Nal-Kashel off the western coast of Cheliax,8 and in Varisia's Mushfens.9 Extraplanar locations where black puddings have been spotted include Erebus in Hell,10 and locations with close connections to the Dark Tapestry.11


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  3. Neil Spicer. “Blood for Blood” in Blood for Blood, 45. Paizo Inc., 2010
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  6. Jason Bulmahn, et al. “Bestiary” in The Armageddon Echo, 81. Paizo Inc., 2008
  7. Mike Ferguson, et al. “Bestiary” in A Memory of Darkness, 79. Paizo Inc., 2009
  8. Brandon Hodge. From Shore to Sea, 14. Paizo Inc., 2010
  9. Tito Leati & F. Wesley Schneider. “Bestiary” in Crown of Fangs, 81. Paizo Inc., 2008
  10. Dave Gross. Pathfinder's Journal: Hell's Pawns 6 of 6” in The Twice-Damned Prince, 77. Paizo Inc., 2010
  11. Robert G. McCreary. Voice in the Void, 10. Paizo Inc., 2009