Lamaë’an (3.5e NPC)
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Sample Encounter: If the PCs enter a sacred drow temple or similar, they may encounter resistance in the form of a spider rider.
EL 11: Lamaë’an, a spider rider, guards a sacred drow ruin. She will attack any and all intruders until her death (such is her loyalty to Lolth).
|Female drow paladin of slaughter 6/spider rider 4|
|CE Medium humanoid (elf)|
|Init/Senses||+3/darkvision 120 ft.; Listen +1, Spot +1|
|Languages||Common, Elven, Undercommon, telepathy with Araënû|
|AC|| 20, touch 13, flat-footed 17|
(+7 armor, +3 Dex)
|hp||56 (10 HD)|
|Fort/Ref/Will||+5/+5/+1 (+2 against spells and spell-like abilities); +2 against enchantment|
|Speed||20 ft. (4 squares) in scale mail, base 30 ft.|
|Melee||+1 unholy lance +14 (1d8+4/19–20)|
|Atk Options||smite good 2/day (+2 attack, +4 damage)|
|Special Actions||deadly touch (8 hp/day), rebuke spiderkind 5/day (+2, 2d6+3, 1st), rebuke undead 5/day (+2, 2d6+3, 1st), spider jump 20 ft. (40 ft.), Cause Disease 1/week.|
|Spell-Like Abilities|| (CL 4th):|
At will—detect good
3/day—summon spider swarm
4/day—planar web (DC 14)
|Abilities||Str 17, Dex 16, Con 11, Int 10, Wis 8, Cha 14|
|SQ||able to notice secret or concealed doors, aura of evil, divine grace, spider empathy, perfect rider +2|
|Feats||Exotic Weapon ProficiencyB (hand crossbow), Mounted Combat, Spirited Charge, Knight of LolthDrU, Spirited Charge.|
|Skills||Handle Animal +11, Knowledge (nature) +11, Ride +16, Search +2, Spot +1, Listen +1, Use Rope +10|
|Possessions||+1 unholy lance, +3 scale mail|
|monstrous hunting spider|
|CE Huge magical beast (augmented vermin)|
|Init/Senses||+5/darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 60 ft. (unlimited in web); Listen +1, Spot +1|
|Languages||telepathy with Lamaë’an|
|AC|| 24, touch 13, flat-footed 19; uncanny dodge|
(–2 size, +5 Dex, +9 natural, +2 armor)
|hp||69 (10 HD)|
|Speed||50 ft. (10 squares), climb 30 ft.; Fleet of Foot, Run|
|Melee||bite +15 melee (3d6+6 plus poison) or|
|Melee||bite +15/+10 melee (3d6+6)|
|Space/Reach||15 ft./10 ft.|
|Special Actions||shrink 3/day, web|
|Abilities||Str 23, Dex 20, Con 17, Int 10, Wis 12, Cha 14|
|SQ||fast movement, share spells, unbreakable spider bond|
|Feats||Fleet of Foot, Improved Natural Attack (bite), Run|
|Skills||Climb +23, Hide +8, Jump +25, Spot +16.|
|Possessions||leather armor barding|
|Poison (Ex)||Injury (bite attack as a standard action), Fortitude DC 18, initial and secondary damage 1d8 Str. The save DC is Constitution-based.|
|Web (Ex)|| Araënû often waits in its web or in trees, then lowers itself silently on silk strands and leaps onto prey passing beneath. A single strand is strong enough to support Araënû and one other Huge creature.
Araënû can move across its own web at its climb speed and can pinpoint the location of any creature touching its web.
|Shrink (Sp)||Three times per day, as a swift action, Araënû can reduce its size to any size category smaller than itself as though affected by a stackable reduce person spell for each reduction in size category. This spell-like ability lasts until it decides to end it, which it can do as a free action. The caster level is 1st for this ability.|
|Unbreakable Spider Bond (Su)|| Araënû shares a bond with Lamaë’an that transcends the physical. It has Lamaë’an’s alignment. If Lamaë’an dies, Araënû dies instantly as well. If it dies the Lamaë’an must attempt a Fortitude saving throw of DC 25. If the saving throw is failed, Lamaë’an loses 8 hit points. She will then go into a rage for 1d12 rounds as if she was a 1st level.
At all times, Araënû and Lamaë’an can communicate empathetically and telepathically, see out of each others eyes, and can locate each other as if by the locate creature spell.
Lamaë’an automatically passes Ride checks to attack while mounted and to control Araënû in battle when mounted on it. She has full control over Araënû’s speed at all times. Lamaë’an and Araënû share the same initiative, which is rolled using Araënû’s initiative bonus.
|Share Saving Throws||For each of her saving throws, Araënû uses its own base save bonus or the Lamaë’an's, whichever is higher. Araënû applies her own ability modifiers to saves, and she doesn’t share any other bonuses on saves that Lamaë’an might have.|