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2007-09-01, 04:49 PM
Masked Horror (http://fc01.deviantart.com/fs19/f/2007/246/a/5/The_Masked_Horror_by_NightmareOne.jpg) CR 7
Always CE Medium Aberration
Init +8 Senses Darkvision 60 ft., Listen +11, Spot +13
Languages Common, Undercommon (cannot speak)
AC 18, touch 14, flat-footed 14 (+4 Dex, +4 natural)
hp 39 (7 HD)
Fort +3 Ref +6 Will +6
Speed 40ft. (8 squares), climb 30ft
Melee 2 claws +9 each (1d4+2)
Melee tail claw +10 (1d8+2 plus blinding strike)
Space 5ft./5ft. Reach 5ft. (10 feet with tail claw)
Base Atk +5 Grp +7 (+11 with tail claw)
Atk Options Blinding Strike
Special Actions Horror Behind the Mask
Abilities Str 14, Dex 18, Con 12, Int 12, Wis 13, Cha 21
Feats Weapon Finesse (B), Improved Initiative, Weapon Focus (Tail Claw), Ability Focus (Horror behind the Mask)
Skills Listen +11, Move Silently +14, Spot +13
Blinding Strike (Ex) If a Masked Horror scores a successful critical hit with its tail claw, the victim becomes blinded permanently.
Horror behind the Mask (Su) Three times a day, a Masked Horror can suppress its mask as a full-round action All creatures confronted with the sight of its true face must make a Will save (DC 20) or be feebleminded as the spell. Creatures that make their save take 1d6 points of Wisdom and Charisma damage.

Nightmare creatures from an age gone past, the true name of the Masked Horrors is lost to all but the race themselves, and they’re unwilling to share that information. All that is known is that nobody that sees underneath their mask ever speaks again without being traumatized.

Masked horrors attack from surprise, dropping down from cielings, overhangs, tree branches, and the like. They try to ensure they start in the middle of the group, then suppress their mask to eliminate those they can. They then open up using full attacks on all around them, withdrawing

Masked Horrors leave a lasting impression – both on those they meet and the area they live in. They will eat anything that wanders into their path, and often turn to cannibalism to survive their often brief life. However, they exhibit a strange preference for the eyes of other species over all other parts of their bodies.
Masked horrors are asexual and any given two Masked Horrors can reproduce at any time simply by touching their tail hands palm to palm for a few minutes. Given this fact, they only choose to reproduce once or twice in their lives, with both equally likely to eat each other after the fact. The larvae gestate for about six months inside both of them and emerge at the end of this period.