Necrophidius

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Necrophidius
A necrophidius.
(Creature)
Type Construct
CR 3
Environment Any
Alignment

Source: Bestiary 2, pg(s). 196

A necrophidius is a magical construct formed from a constrictor snake skeleton and fanged humanoid skull. They are animated by esoteric and expensive rituals to serve as stealthy guards and assassins, and are sometimes formed from the remains of a target's loved ones to drive home its horrific intent.[1]

Appearance

Necrophidiuses are typically 10 feet long and weigh 200 pounds.[1]

Abilities

The bite of a necrophidius is paralytic, and its swaying movements can entrance its witnesses. They can be commanded by their creator but are otherwise mindless.[1]

Creation

In addition to the skull and snake skeleton, a necrophidius also requires an experienced spellcaster, a sculptor or healer, and 4,250 gold pieces worth of material, including 1,000 gp worth of obscure oils and powders.[1]

On Golarion

Necrophidiuses guard several crypts, tombs, and other dangerous structures, including the Emerald Spire,[2] the midnight mirror,[3] and the Godsmouth Ossuary.[4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Wolfgang Baur et al. (2010). Bestiary 2 (First Edition), p. 196. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-268-5
  2. Chris Pramas. (2014). Shrine of the Awakener. The Emerald Spire Superdungeon, p. 73. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-655-3
  3. Sam Zeitlin. (2012). The Midnight Mirror, p. 19–20. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-401-6
  4. Rob McCreary. (2010). The Godsmouth Heresy, p. 20–21. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-280-7