SRD:Grick

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GRICK

Size/Type: Medium Aberration
Hit Dice: 2d8 (9 hp)
Initiative: +2
Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares), climb 20 ft.
Armor Class: 16 (+2 Dex, +4 natural), touch 12, flat-footed 14
Base Attack/Grapple: +1/+3
Attack: Tentacle +3 melee (1d4+2)
Full Attack: 4 tentacles +3 melee (1d4+2); bite –2 melee (1d3+1)
Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks:
Special Qualities: Damage reduction 10/magic, darkvision 60 ft., scent
Saves: Fort +0, Ref +2, Will +5
Abilities: Str 14, Dex 14, Con 11, Int 3, Wis 14, Cha 5
Skills: Climb +10, Hide +3*, Listen +6, Spot +6
Feats: Alertness, TrackB
Environment: Underground
Organization: Solitary or cluster (2–4)
Challenge Rating: 3
Treasure: 1/10 coins; 50% goods; 50% items
Alignment: Usually neutral
Advancement: 3–4 HD (Medium); 5–6 HD (Large)
Level Adjustment:

An adult grick is about 8 feet long from the tips of its tentacles to the end of its body and weighs some 200 pounds. Its body coloration is uniformly dark, with a pale underbelly.

COMBAT

Gricks attack when hungry or threatened. They hunt by holing up near high-traffic areas, using their natural coloration to blend into convenient shadows. When prey (virtually anything that moves) ventures near, they lash out with their tentacles. A grick’s rubbery body seems to shed blows of any kind. Its jaws are relatively small and weak compared to its body mass, so rather than consume its kill immediately, a grick normally drags its victim back to its lair to be eaten at its leisure.

A grick’s natural weapons are treated as magic weapons for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction.

Multiple gricks do not fight in concert. Each attacks the prey closest to it, and breaks off the fight as soon as it can drag dead or unconscious prey away.

Skills: A grick has a +8 racial bonus on Climb checks and can always choose to take 10 on a Climb check, even if rushed or threatened.

*Their coloration affords gricks a +8 racial bonus on Hide checks when in natural rocky areas.



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