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Giant Centipede

Most giant centipedes (known as sewer centipedes when found in cities) nest in small groups but hunt alone when they seek out food. Attempts to domesticate giant centipedes for use as guardians or pets generally end poorly, but some tribes of goblins, kobolds, and mitflits have developed effective methods of utilizing these vermin as guardians. Other tribes and some humanoid societies roast and eat centipedes, often with pungent peppers as a savory delicacy, although care must be taken in preparing the meal to avoid tainting the flesh with the creature’s venom.

Recall Knowledge - Animal (Nature): DC 13

Giant CentipedeCreature -1

Source Bestiary pg. 61
Perception +6; darkvision
Skills Acrobatics +6, Athletics +2, Stealth +6
Str -1, Dex +3, Con +1, Int -5, Wis +1, Cha -4
AC 15; Fort +7, Ref +6, Will +2
HP 8
Speed 30 feet, climb 30 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action mandibles +6 [+1/-4] (finesse), Damage 1d4-1 piercing plus giant centipede venomGiant Centipede Venom (poison) Saving Throw DC 14 Fortitude; Maximum Duration 6 rounds; Stage 1 1d6 poison damage (1 round); Stage 2 1d8 poison damage and flat-footed (1 round) Stage 3 1d12 poison damage, clumsy 1, and flat-footed (1 round)

All Monsters in "Centipede"

Centipede Swarm3
Giant Centipede-1
Giant Whiptail Centipede3
Titan Centipede9


Source Bestiary pg. 61
Hunters and scavengers that live amid dung and detritus, centipedes are a relatively common and often reviled threat faced by adventurers. Scurrying about with surprising speed on the scores of legs attached to their long, segmented bodies, centipedes strike with poisoned mandibles to slow and torment their prey with a vicious toxin before they settle down to feed in slow and disgusting leisure.

Sidebar - Related Creatures Centipede Species

Centipedes take nearly countless forms amid nearly every climate, with specific traits and abilities varying wildly between species. Tangled forests, arid deserts, foul sewers, deep caverns, and abandoned buildings are all common haunts for centipedes, from oversized specimens capable of taking down significant prey alone to carpets of frenzied vermin gathered into a dangerous swarm. Larger and more specialized centipedes than the two presented here exist, such as the sleek giant whiptail centipede or the immense titan centipede.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Massive Myriapods

All centipedes prefer to eat carrion, gathering in numbers around large corpses or battlefields and jealously guarding their troves of flesh from any who would disturb them. Monstrous centipedes are also aggressive hunters and are particularly fond of devouring horses and similar creatures, often snatching a mount right out from under its rider. They are unusually stealthy for creatures of their size, making their swift strikes all the more frightening.