Gibbering Mouther
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By Mshrm (Mitch French -

Note: This creature was originally published in The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan and Monster Manual II.

A blob of protoplasm covered in googly eyes and yammering mouths.

ST: 10 HP: 10 Speed: 7.00
DX: 12 Will: 9 Move: 2
IQ: 4 Per: 11
HT: 16 FP: 16 SM: 0
Dodge: 11 Parry: 10 DR: 0

Acid Spit (14) 1d corrosive. Acc 0, Range 10 jet. Anyone whom the mother hits with its spittle must Resist HT or suffer blindness for a number of seconds equal to the amount by which me failed to resist.
Bite (13): 1d+1 cutting. Reach C.
Engulf (ST vs ST/HT) If the mouther hits with a grapple, it may attempt to engulf the victim with a Constriction Attack with the Engulfing enhancement. An engulfed victim will be affected by digestive acids, doing 1d corrosive in 2 cycles of 10 seconds. Victims are also affected by blood drain, doing 1d-3 fatigue each second.
Gibbering (Emanation) The mouther’s gibbering affects any creature that can hear within an 8-yard radius. Victims must make a Will-2 roll or gain the disadvantage Confused, with a Self-Control Roll of 9. The mouther gets one attempt per victim per hour.
Ground Manipulation (Emanation) The mouther can cause nearby stone and earth to become terrain similar to quicksand. This acts as a ST 12 binding, Environmental (must be touching the ground), Engulfing, which lasts for 10 seconds.
Improved Grab: If the mouther hits with a bite attack, it may immediately attempt a grapple against the same target as an Extra Attack.

Traits: 360° Vision; Amphibious; Bestial; Callous; Combat Reflexes; Dark Vision; Dependency (Mana; Constantly); Doesn’t Breathe; Hidebound; High Pain Threshold; Horizontal; Injury Tolerance (Homogenous, Damage Reduction (2) vs. crushing, No Blood, No Eyes, No Head, No Neck); Invertebrate; No Fine Manipulators; No Legs (Slithers); Social Stigma (Monster); Stubbornness.
Skills: Brawling–13; Gibbering Mouther Training (Innate Attack (Breath)/Face)–12; Innate Attack (Breath)–14; Swimming–16; Wrestling–14 (+2 ST wrestling bonus).
Class: Elder Thing.
Combat Effectiveness Rating: 116 (OR 97 and PR 19)
Notes: The mouther has Injury Tolerance: No Eyes, despite (or, rather, because of) its many eyes. It can't easily be blinded, and takes no extra injury from hits to the eyes.


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