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The Demented One
2006-07-22, 10:12 PM
Eater of Names
Size/Type: Large Monstrous Humanoid
Hit Dice: 18d8+72 (148 hp)
Initiative: +7
Speed: 40 ft. (8 squares)
Armor Class: 26 (-1 size, +7 Dex, +10 natural ), touch 16, flatfooted 19
Base Attack/Grapple: +18/+24
Attack: Bite +25 melee (2d6+4)
Full Attack: Bite +25 melee (2d6+4) and 2 Claws + 20 melee (1d6+2)
Space/Reach: 10 ft./10 ft.
Special Attacks: Utterances, devour truename
Special Qualities: Darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent, DR 15/magic, SR 26, blindsight 30 ft., blindsense 30 ft.
Saves: Fort +9, Ref +18, Will +16
Abilities: Str 18, Dex 24, Con 18, Int 26, Wis 20, Cha 20
Skills: Climb +25, Concentration +25, Hide +28, Jump +25, Knowledge (Arcana) +26, Listen +26, Move Silently +28, Survival +26, Truespeach +35, Tumble +28
Feats: Weapon Finesse (B), Truename Rebuttal, Obscure Personal Truename, Dodge, Mobility, Spring Attack, Combat Expertise, Improved Trip
Environment: Temperate Jungles
Organization: Solitary, pair, or hunting party (3-6)
Challenge Rating: 12
Treasure: Standard
Alignment: Often chaotic neutral
Advancement: 19-24 HD (Large), 25-32 HD (Huge)
Level Adjustment: --

Eaters of Names are savage, eyeless humanoids who track down and devour creatures capable of using truespeach, who they can detect due to a lingering scent of truespeach that pervades their flesh. While beastial in nature, they are keenly intelligent, and use well-thought out tactics in capturing their prey. Once they have killed a creature, they devour it wholly, consuming both its mortal flesh and the very truename that defines its existence. Eaters of Names are larger than most men, but seem smaller due to a preference for a crouched stance. They have snarling jaws and parchment-like skin, which is covered in the truenames of all creatures whose truenames they have devoured.

Utterances (Sp)
Lexicon of the Evolving Mind–inertia surge (DC 16), perceive the unseen, potent word of nurturing (DC 19), speed of the zephyr (DC 17); Lexicon of the Perfected Map–fog from the void. Truenamer level 9th. All saves are Charisma based.

Devour Truename (Su)
As a full-round action, an Eater of Names may devour the corpse of any creature it has killed. In doing so, it also devours the creature’s truename, making it difficult to resurrect as if it had been killed with the unname spell.

A Eater of Names has a +6 racial bonus on all Truespeach checks, and a +16 racial bonus on all Survival checks made to track creatures capable of using utterances.