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PFS StandardNaunet

Pugnacious and powerfully muscled, naunets serve as scouts and rank-and-file troops of protean armies. Resembling a thick salamander with a wide head, a powerful tail, and tentacles tipped with snapping jaws in place of rear legs, naunets are the most bestial of the proteans and occupy one of their lowest castes. Naunets are 12 feet long and weigh 900 pounds.

All proteans are prone to unpredictable fits and unexpected action, but compared to most others, naunets are much more bestial. Always ready for a fight, naunets pride themselves in acting swiftly and striking before unpleasant distractions like diplomacy can blunt a combat’s beginning.

Recall Knowledge - Monitor (Religion): DC 23
Unspecific Lore: DC 21
Specific Lore: DC 18

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NaunetCreature 7

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CN Large Monitor Protean 
Source Bestiary pg. 267
Perception +14; entropy sense (imprecise) 30 feet, darkvision
Languages Abyssal, Celestial, Protean
Skills Acrobatics +14, Athletics +16, Intimidation +16, Stealth +14, Survival +12
Str +5, Dex +3, Con +5, Int +0, Wis +3, Cha +3
Entropy Sense (divination, divine, prediction) A naunet 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 24; Fort +18, Ref +14, Will +12; +1 status to all saves vs. magic
HP 120 (fast healing 2); Resistances precision 5, protean anatomy 10; Weaknesses lawful 5
Protean Anatomy (divine, transmutation) A naunet’s vital organs shift and change shape and position constantly. Immediately after the naunet 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 naunet is immune to polymorph effects unless it is a willing target. If blinded or deafened, the naunet automatically recovers at the end of its next turn as new sensory organs grow to replace the compromised ones.
Speed 25 feet, fly 30 feet, swim 25 feet; freedom of movement
Melee [one-action] jaws +18 [+13/+8] (chaotic, magical, reach 10 feet), Damage 2d10+8 piercing plus 1d6 chaoticMelee [one-action] tail +18 [+13/+8] (chaotic, magical, reach 15 feet), Damage 2d8+8 bludgeoning plus 1d6 chaotic and GrabMelee [one-action] tentacle +18 [+14/+10] (agile, chaotic, magical, reach 10 feet), Damage 2d8+6 piercing plus 1d6 chaotic and confounding slamDivine Innate Spells DC 26, attack +16; 5th dimension door; 4th acid arrow, solid fog; 3rd shatter (at will); 2nd obscuring mist (at will); 1st detect alignment (at will; lawful only); Constant (4th) freedom of movement
Adaptive Strike [free-action] (divine, polymorph, transmutation) The naunet chooses adamantine, cold iron, or silver; its melee Strikes count as that type for 1 minute or until it uses Adaptive Strike again.Change Shape [one-action] (concentrate, divine, polymorph, transmutation) The naunet can take the appearance of any Small, Medium, or Large animal, beast, or humanoid. 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 Slam (divine, emotion, enchantment, mental) A creature hit by the naunet’s tentacle Strike is stupefied 2 for 1d4 rounds (DC 24 Will negates). If the creature was already stupefied in this way, the duration extends by 1 round instead. A chaotic creature is only stupefied 1 instead.Constrict [one-action] 1d8+8 bludgeoning, DC 26

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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.”