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Centipede Swarm

Swarms of centipedes are dangerous indeed, ravenous carpets of skittering hunger capable of devouring a traveler whole in a matter of minutes. Some alchemists submerge whole centipedes taken from swarms in their elixirs and some mutagens, claiming such infusions increase potency, though other say this is nothing more than quackish claptrap. Kobolds and mitflits are both known to incorporate swarms of centipedes into cunning traps, from simple pits filled with vermin or more complex affairs involving chutes that dump the vermin onto the heads of unwary intruders.

Recall Knowledge - Animal (Nature): DC 18

Centipede SwarmCreature 3

Source Bestiary pg. 61
Perception +9; darkvision, tremorsense (imprecise) 30 feet
Skills Acrobatics +9, Athletics +7, Stealth +9
Str +2, Dex +4, Con +3, Int -5, Wis +0, Cha -4
AC 18; Fort +8, Ref +11, Will +5
HP 30; Immunities precision, swarm mind; Resistances bludgeoning 5, piercing 5, slashing 2; Weaknesses area damage 5, splash damage 5
Speed 30 feet, climb 30 feet
Centipede Swarm Venom (poison) Saving Throw DC 20 Fortitude; Maximum Duration 6 rounds; Stage 1 1d6 poison damage and flat-footed (1 round); Stage 2 1d8 poison damage, clumsy 1, and flat-footed (1 round)Swarming Bites Single ActionSingle Action Each enemy in the swarm’s space takes 1d8 piercing damage (DC 20 basic Reflex save) plus centipede swarm venom.

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.