Cave Crawler

A bone-white humanoid creature huddles naked before you. It seems to be roughly the size of a gnome, with frighteningly gnomish features save for pupil-less eyes and elongated forearms ending in long-fingered claws. Its feet also seem very long with long, segmented toes that end in wicked talons. It hisses like a feral cat before lunging at you with primal .

Cave Crawler
CR ?

XP ?
CE Small
Init +8; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent; Perception +7


AC 16, touch 15, flat-footed 12 (+4 Dex, +1 natural, +1 size)
hp 16 (3d8+3)
Fort +2, Ref +5, Will +6; +1 vs. Illusions

Defensive Abilities Defensive Training

Weakness light blindness


Speed 30 ft., climb 20 ft.
Melee 2 claws +6 (1d4+4 plus grab)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks Rake (2 talons +2, 1d4+4 plus armor rending), rend (claws, 1d4+6) grab (Large), favored enemies (dragon, humanoid (reptilian)) +2, hatred


Str 18, Dex 18, Con 12, Int 6, Wis 17, Cha 9
Base Atk +2; CMB +6 (+10 grappling); CMD 19
Feats Improved Initiative, Skill Focus (Stealth)
Skills Climb +18, Stealth +17, Survival +11 Racial Modifiers +8 on Climb and Survival. Can always take 10 on Climb checks, even if rushed and threatened.
Languages Common, gnome, sylvan.
SQ quickness, scent, acute senses, hatred


Quickness (Su)

A Cave Crawler is supernaturally quick. It can take an extra move action during its turn each round.

Armor Rending (Ex)

A cave crawlers hooked talons were designed to shred the scales off large reptiles. However, they work just as well at shredding armor of all kinds as well. Any creature struck by a talon attack has their armor damaged as well as themselves. If the damage renders the armor "broken", then enough damage has been dealt that the significant protector of the armor is literally stripped off. In addition, if the target only has natural armor left, that is reduced by 1d4 for every attack, and DR is reduced by 1 for every attack (even if the attack didn't deal damage). This damage is healed in the same way as ability damage.

Defensive Training (Ex)

Cave Crawlers get a +4 dodge bonus to AC against giants due to special training received as gnomes.

Hatred (Ex)

Cave Crawlers receive a +1 bonus on attack rolls against humanoids of the reptilian and goblinoid subtypes due to special training received as gnomes.

Acute Senses (Ex)

Cave Crawlers receive a +4 bonus on perception due to exceedingly acute senses.