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PFS StandardVoidworm

Other proteans don’t consider the flying, iridescent beings known as voidworms to be part of a protean caste at all, but instead merely a shameful side effect of the Maelstrom’s constantly churning energy. To call a voidworm a protean in the presence of a more powerful protean is as sure a way to instigate combat as any.

Voidworms themselves have little interest in whether anyone sees them as proteans. They maintain a thriving ecology in the Maelstrom, frolicking in schools of up to 20 and playing in the chaos of constantly shifting realities. Elsewhere (such as on the Material Plane), voidworms are mesmerized by the principle of object permanence; many latch onto specific features of a region (such as a hillside or pond) and flit through the air around it for months or even years as they wait for the object of their curiosity to change. Minor changes— such as a tree’s change of color in the fall, a corpse’s slow decay, or periodic venting of steam from a geyser—all fascinate voidworms. A voidworm is about 2 feet long and weighs 2 pounds.

Recall Knowledge - Monitor (Religion): DC 15
Unspecific Lore: DC 13
Specific Lore: DC 10

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VoidwormCreature 1

Source Bestiary pg. 266
Perception +4; entropy sense (imprecise) 30 feet, darkvision
Languages Abyssal, Protean
Skills Acrobatics +7, Deception +6, Religion +4, Stealth +7
Str -1, Dex +4, Con +0, Int -1, Wis -1, Cha +1
Entropy Sense (divination, divine, prediction) A voidworm can anticipate the most likely presence of a creature through a supernatural insight into chaotic probabilities and chance. This grants it the ability to sense creatures within the listed range. A creature under the effects of nondetection or that is otherwise shielded from divinations and predictions cannot be noticed via entropy sense.
AC 17; Fort +5, Ref +9, Will +6
HP 16 (fast healing 1); Resistances precision 3, protean anatomy 5
Protean Anatomy (divine, transmutation) A voidworm’s vital organs shift and change shape and position constantly. Immediately after the voidworm takes acid, electricity, or sonic damage, it gains the listed amount of resistance to that damage type. This lasts for 1 hour or until the next time the protean takes damage of one of the other types (in which case its resistance changes to match that type), whichever comes first.
The voidworm is immune to polymorph effects unless it is a willing target. If blinded or deafened, the voidworm automatically recovers at the end of its next turn as new sensory organs grow to replace the compromised ones.
Speed 20 feet, fly 40 feet; freedom of movement
Melee jaws +9 [+4/-1] (chaotic, finesse, magical), Damage 1d8–1 piercing plus 1d4 chaoticMelee tail +9 [+4/-1] (chaotic, finesse, magical), Damage 1d4–1 slashing plus 1d4 chaotic and confounding lashDivine Innate Spells DC 16; 4th read omens; 2nd blur (self only), obscuring mist; 1st detect alignment (at will; lawful only); Cantrips (4th) dancing lights, ghost sound, prestidigitation; Constant (4th) freedom of movement
Change Shape (concentrate, divine, polymorph, transmutation) The voidworm takes on the appearance of a Tiny animal. This doesn’t change its Speed or its attack and damage bonuses with its Strikes, but might change the damage type its Strikes deal.Confounding Lash (divine, emotion, enchantment, mental) A creature hit by the voidworm’s tail Strike is stupefied 1 for 1 round (stupefied 2 on a critical hit). A successful DC 16 Will save negates this effect and grants temporary immunity to confounding lash for 1 minute.

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Source Bestiary pg. 266
Guardians of disorder and natives of the primal plane of chaos known as the Maelstrom, proteans consider it their calling to spread bedlam and hasten entropic ends. The most powerful proteans are demigods known collectively as the protean lords, although they are mysterious entities whose cults on the Material Plane tend to be obscure and secretive.

Proteans divide themselves into a loose caste system and possess a dizzying variety of powers. Most proteans have a serpentine body with the head of a primeval beast. Scholars have long been intrigued by this fact—that scions of dissolution and disorder would share so many features—pointing out that even in the purest chaos there is some semblance of order. Others note that the serpentine form is one of the most primeval shapes, perhaps suggesting that in a reality at the dawn of time, such shapes were all that could exist. The proteans themselves have little to say on the matter, which, perhaps ironically, only adds to the confusion and lack of consensus surrounding their kind. After all, if even chaos cannot be trusted to be chaotic, would that not be the purest form of entropy?


Many proteans can subject their foes to disorienting alterations perceived in time and space by creating ripples of unstable reality in the environment called warpwaves. When a creature fails its saving throw and is affected by a warpwave, roll 1d8 and consult the table below for the specific effect on that creature. Unless indicated otherwise, a warpwave effect lasts for 1d4 rounds, and a new warpwave effect negates any previous warpwave effect already affecting a creature.
D8Warpwave Effect
1Clumsy 2 (3 on a critical failure)
2Confused and gains 4d6 temporary Hit Points
3Dazzled (permanent on a critical failure)
4Enfeebled 2 (3 on a critical failure)
5Immobilized by filaments of energy
6Quickened (Stride, Strike, or Step only)
7Slowed 1
8Stupefied 2 (3 on a critical failure)

Sidebar - Additional Lore Ancient Immortals

Among the numerous types of immortals that dwell in the Great Beyond, the proteans are surely some of the oldest. They’ve waged war against the inevitable aeons from the advent of their first creation, and speak longingly of that time before the gods themselves imposed order upon reality.

Sidebar - Locations Born from Chaos

The Maelstrom, home of all proteans, is the whirling mass of turbulent primal energy, planar waves, and soul-stuff that surrounds the Outer Planes. Planar scholars theorize that all of reality was originally formed from the Maelstrom in the early days of the cosmos—a theory proteans don’t necessarily dispute.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Defending Chaos

Where proteans go, chaos follows. To proteans, there is no purer form of existence than entropy, and they constantly seek to oppose the establishment of order in the Great Beyond. However, proteans don’t see life as being incompatible with chaos; rather, they simply believe beings—immortal or not—deserve complete freedom on their own terms.

Sidebar - Related Creatures Other Proteans

Many other proteans beyond those presented here dwell in the Maelstrom, including the spectral pelagastrs, the nearly humanoid shapechanging ourdivars, and the incredibly powerful izfiitars.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Protean Divinities

The most powerful of all proteans are a group of demigods known collectively as protean lords. Yet even their vast might pales in comparison to that of the mysterious Speakers of the Depths. The Speakers are the most enigmatic of the Maelstrom’s gods—even their exact nature is unknown, and scholars disagree as to whether they are even divinities or just aspects of the Maelstrom itself.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Protean Names

Individual proteans have two names: a traditional name in their hissing, confusing language; and an honorary title. The latter is easily translated to other languages, but a protean’s traditional name can only rarely be uttered in any tongue other than Protean. As such, most proteans tend to go by their titles when dealing with outsiders, referring to themselves as, for example, “Song of Gentle Poison” or “Sibilant Cry of the Storm.”