Slithering Tracker

mall Ooze
Hit Dice: 5d10+15 (42 hp)
Initiative: -5
Speed: 10 ft. (2 squares), climb 10 ft.
Armor Class: 6 (+1 size, -5 Dex), touch 6, flat-footed 6
Base Attack/Grapple: +3 /-1
Attack: Slam +4 melee (1d4 plus paralysis)
Full Attack: Slam +4 melee (1d4 plus paralysis)
Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks: Paralysis, engulf, plasma drain
Special Qualities: Ooze, blindsight 60 ft., transparent
Saves: Fort +4, Ref -4, Will -4
Abilities: Str 10, Dex 1, Con 16, Int –, Wis 1, Cha 1
Skills: –
Feats: –
Environment: Any underground
Organization: Solitary
Challenge Rating: 4
Alignment: Always neutral
Advancement: 5-12 HD (Small), 13-15 HD (Medium)
Level Adjustment: –

The slithering tracker is an amorphous and transparent creature that inhabits dark underground areas of the world. Unlike other oozes, the slithering tracker does not feed on organic matter. It survives by devouring living creatures. The slithering tracker is 3 feet long (but can grow to a length of 7 feet) and has a thickness of about 6 inches.

Combat
The slithering tracker prefers to attack helpless or immobile creatures. Once a creature is paralyzed, the slithering tracker engulfs and devours it.
Paralysis (Ex): Slithering trackers secrete an anaesthetizing slime. A target hit by a tracker’s slam attack must succeed at a DC 15 Fortitude save or become paralyzed for 1d6 hours. The save is Con-based.
Engulf (Ex): A Medium or smaller paralyzed creature can be covered in a single round as a standard action by the slithering tracker. It cannot make a slam attack during a round in which it engulfs. Engulfed creatures are subjected to the tracker’s plasma drain attack and are considered grappled.
Plasma Drain (Ex): A slithering tracker deals 1d2 points of Constitution damage per round to an engulfed creature. Once a victim’s Con score is reduced to zero he dies and his body is dissolved and consumed by the tracker.
Transparent (Ex): The slithering tracker is nearly impossible to see, even in ideal conditions, and it takes a base DC 17 Spot check to notice one.
Ooze: Immune to all mind-influencing effects (charms, compulsions, phantasms, patterns, and morale effects), gaze attacks, visual effects, illusions, and other attack forms that rely on sight. Immune to poison, sleep effects, paralysis, polymorph and stunning. Not subject to critical hits or flanking.

Slithering Tracker from the Tome of Horrors, ©2002, Necromancer Games, Inc.; Author Scott Greene, based on original material from Gary Gygax.

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