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Tallow Ooze

Pale yellow and smelling of meat, this unnatural, globular monster is composed entirely of rendered animal fat. A tallow ooze typically results from magical mishaps during the creation of enchanted candles or soaps, or while rendering the fat of a magical beast, though occasionally spellcasters create these beings intentionally.

A tallow ooze hunts other creatures to subsume them into its own body and absorb their fat. Since tallow is solid at room temperature, tallow oozes must metabolize their own bodies to produce enough heat to remain gelatinous. A tallow ooze that cannot replenish itself with absorbed fat will either consume itself or solidify, though a tallow ooze exposed to too much heat might melt entirely.

Recall Knowledge - Ooze (Occultism): DC 28
Unspecific Lore: DC 26
Specific Lore: DC 23

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Tallow OozeCreature 11

N Medium Mindless Ooze 
Source Pathfinder #154: Siege of the Dinosaurs pg. 83
Perception +14; motion sense 60 feet, no vision
Skills Athletics +23
Str +6, Dex -5, Con +5, Int -5, Wis +0, Cha -5
Motion Sense A tallow ooze can sense nearby motion through vibration and air movement.
AC 19; Fort +22, Ref +10, Will +13
HP 270; Immunities acid, critical hits, mental, piercing, precision, slashing, unconscious, visual; Resistances cold 10; Weaknesses fire 10
Congealed Whenever the tallow ooze takes fire damage, it becomes quickened for 1 round (it can only Stride or Strike with the extra action). Whenever the tallow ooze is dealt cold damage (even if that damage is prevented by its resistance), it becomes slowed 1 for 1 round and can’t use its Engulf ability (but creatures already engulfed are still engulfed).
Greasy Seepage (aura) 10 feet. Any creature that starts its turn in or enters a square in the area must attempt a DC 30 Acrobatics check to Balance. A creature that takes a Step doesn’t need to roll this check.
Speed 20 feet, swim 20 feet
Melee pseudopod +23 [+18/+13], Damage 2d10+10 bludgeoning plus residual greaseEngulf DC 30, 4d10 bludgeoning, Escape DC 26, Rupture 25Residual Grease When the tallow ooze critically succeeds at an attack against a creature or a creature escapes from being engulfed by the ooze, that creature’s hands and gear become slick with grease. For 1d4 rounds, the affected creature must attempt a DC 30 Reflex save whenever it uses any item (including weapons) that must be wielded or held. On a failure, the creature takes a –2 circumstance penalty to any attack roll or check to use the item; on a critical failure, the creature drops the item, which lands in a random adjacent square. The creature (or an adjacent ally) can use 1 Interact action to wipe off the grease from an item or from its hands.

Sidebar - Advice and Rules Saponaceous Tallow Ooze

Exposure to a sufficient quantity of alkali (such as from ash) may cause a chemical reaction in a tallow ooze, turning it into a mass of living soap. Such saponaceous tallow oozes leave residual glycerol in their wake instead of grease (though the effects are the same) and gain the following ability.

Soapy Effluence When a saponaceous tallow ooze is exposed to at least a gallon of water, takes damage from an ability with the water trait, or fails a saving throw against an effect with the water trait, it releases a cloud of bubbles that fills a 10-foot burst around the ooze’s current space for 1 minute. Creatures within the area are dazzled.

All Monsters in "Ooze"

Amoeba Swarm1
Black Pudding7
Blood Ooze4
Carnivorous Blob13
Chromatic Ooze18
Crawling Slurry16
Gelatinous Cube3
Giant Amoeba1
Gray Ooze4
Ooze, Gunpowder14
Id Ooze7
Ochre Jelly5
Ooze, Pyronite10
Rust Ooze3
Sewer Ooze1
Slime Mold2
Tallow Ooze11
Vaultbreaker Ooze6
Verdurous Ooze6
Yeast Ooze2


Source Bestiary pg. 254
Slimes, molds, and other oozes can be found in dank dungeons and shadowed forests. While not necessarily evil, some grow to enormous sizes and have insatiable appetites.

Sidebar - Related Creatures Amoebas Large and Small

Giant amoebas and amoeba swarms are usually found near each other, as the two oozes are part of the same life cycle. When a giant amoeba grows large enough, it can spontaneously split apart into two separate amoeba swarms, and when an amoeba swarm feeds enough, its individual components can fuse together into a single creature.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Oozing Acid

Many oozes have acidic attacks that can quickly degrade flesh, wood, and even stronger materials. Some believe that oozes are the result of alchemical or magical experimentation run amok, while others postulate that they simply emerged from the natural processes of evolution.

Sidebar - Related Creatures Other Oozes

Many varieties of these nearly mindless predators exist in the world. Some are mere variants, with different colored puddings, jellies, and oozes with little to differentiate them from those presented here other than their habitat. Others are more specialized, or even dangerously intelligent. The shoggoth is one such example, but another variety of deadly and powerful ooze is the thankfully rare blight, a creature composed of protoplasm and eyes that curses entire regions with its presence.