Note: This creature was originally published in Tome of Horrors, p. 93.
This creature’s body is a 4-foot diameter globe of pallid green. On rare occasions, a purple or even yellow hued decapus may be encountered. Patches of dark hair, brown or black, grow in various locations. Regardless of its body color, each decapus has 10 octopus-like tentacles protruding from its spherical body. Each tentacle is covered in suction cups that aid the creature in not only climbing and moving through trees, but also in holding on to its prey. Its large wide maw sports sickly yellow teeth and foul breath.
Decapuses seem to be able to speak with others of their kind using a series of guttural noises.
A decapus prefers to use its illusionary ability and sound mimicry ability to lure prey in close where it can strike with its tentacles. When its prey is within range, the creature drops from the trees, hanging from a tree limb with a single tentacle, and grabs and slashes with its remaining tentacles.
|ST: 14||HP: 14||Speed: 5.75|
|DX: 11||Will: 10||Move: 2|
|IQ: 10||Per: 11|
|HT: 12||FP: 12||SM: 0|
|Dodge: 8||Parry: n/a||DR: 2|
Tentacle (12): 1d-1 crushing; Reach C-2.
Traits: Acute Hearing 2; Acute Vision 2; Brachiator; Clinging; Constriction Attack; Extra Attack 3 (Tentacles); Illusion; Infravision; Loner (9); Mimicry.
Skills: Brawling-12; Climbing-15; Stealth-11.
Combat Effectiveness Rating: 26 (OR 18 and PR 8).
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