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Rivka

Rivkas are parasitic monsters that cling to the sides of kaiju. In their natural form, they resemble giant cockroaches with eight razor-like legs and two mouths—one between two vicious pincers plus a second, much larger mouth on their abdomen. With this secondary mouth they feed off the primordial energy of whichever kaiju they've latched onto.

In the wake of a kaiju attack, a rivka detaches from its host and wades into the disaster zone to prey on the unsuspecting populace by presenting itself as an emissary of the kaiju and demanding tribute. According to this cruel charlatan, only sacrifices of blood and gold can appease their master—though of course the rivka absconds with these offerings before the gifts ever reach the kaiju (such tributes would mean little to the kaiju anyway). Particularly heinous rivkas search the rubble for dead victims to impersonate, magically adopting the visage of a beloved city elder or priest in order to stoke the citizens' paranoia.

Drinking kaiju blood has a strange effect on a rivka's anatomy, enriching both its defensive and offensive capabilities with the primal energy of its host. Other creatures have attempted to drink kaiju blood and replicate this phenomenon, always to terrible effect. Clearly rivkas have coevolved with kaiju in order to metabolize their ancient blood.

Recall Knowledge - Aberration (Occultism): DC 36

Elite | Normal | Weak
Proficiency without Level

Changes from being Weak are marked in red below.
NOTE: The -2 damage penalty to non-strike offensive abilities (-4 if the ability is limited, such as spells) is NOT factored in.

Weak RivkaCreature 13

RareNEMediumAberration
Source Pathfinder #167: Ready? Fight! pg. 83
Perception +21
Languages Aklo, Common
Skills Acrobatics +24, Athletics +20, Deception +25, Stealth +24, Survival +17
Str +5, Dex +7, Con +5, Int +0, Wis +0, Cha +8
Kaiju Blood Each rivka gains resistances and offensive powers by feasting on the primordial blood of a kaiju. The type of damage the rivka resists and the type of damage dealt by its Kaiju Ray depend on the kaiju it last fed upon. Some of the most typical rivkas include those that feed on Cimurlian (cold), Kujiba (negative), Igroon (acid), Mogaru (fire), or Yorak (electricity).
AC 30; Fort +22, Ref +24, Will +15
HP 200; Resistances one type 10 (see above)
Speed 30 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action claw +24 [+20/+16] (agile, finesse), Damage 3d6-2+11 slashingInnate Primal Spells DC 31 (-4 dmg); 5th charm (at will), illusory disguise (×3)
Eviscerate Two ActionsTwo Actions Requirements The rivka has not attacked yet this turn; Effect The rivka lashes out with four of its razor-like claws. It makes four Strikes: the first at its highest attack bonus, the next two with a –4 penalty to their attack rolls, and the last one with a –8 penalty. This ability counts as four Strikes for the purpose of its multiple attack penalty.Kaiju Ray Two ActionsTwo Actions (evocation, primal) The rivka opens its maw and projects a 60-foot line of primal energy that deals 14d6 damage (DC 30 basic Reflex save). The type of damage dealt by the ray depends on which kaiju the rivka has most recently fed from (see above). The rivka can't use Kaiju Ray again for 1d4 rounds.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Blending In

While rivkas generally don't use the same illusory disguise more than once during their forays into civilization, some rivkas become eerily attached to one particular guise. Such a rivka uses the same disguise wherever it goes, at most changing clothes, and might develop a reputation or even cult following as a speaker for a particular kaiju. Such deceptions rarely end well for the cocky rivka when their treachery is inevitably discovered.