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Shiny, Bearer of the Pokystick
2007-05-24, 04:44 PM
Formian Armadon
Armadons are among the most fearsome examples of the insectoid lawgivers known as Formians; resembling giants fleas more than their ant-like kin, they devastate all that oppose them with acid, venom, and their mighty claws and mandibles. The shock-troops of Formian armies, for whom no task is too dangerous and no battle too extreme, the Armadon is a beast no sane individual would like to meet down a dark alley.

This said, when properly trained, Armadons are frequently used as training-partners for Formian or other strongly lawful armies, and some creatures (with dubious wisdom) have even utilized the beasts as battle-ready mounts. When reared from their juvenile form, they make fiercely loyal companions, if somewhat merciless.

Armadons, as a general rule, do not speak, but can communicate concepts through body language.

Hit Die: d8.
Class Skills:The Armadon's Class Skills (and the key ability for each) are Balance (Dex), Climb (Str), Hide (Dex), Jump (Str), Listen (Wis), Move Silently (Dex), Spot (Wis), and Survival (Wis).
Skill Points at 1st Level:(8+Int modifier) x4.
Skill Points at Each Additional Level:(8+Int Modifier).

1|+1|+2|+2|+2|Claws, Outsider Traits, Petrification Immunity, Least Formian Resistances, Hive Mind, Least Warvigor.
2|+2|+3|+3|+3|Least Acid Blister, Juvenile Bite, Multiattack, Acid Immunity.
3|+3|+3|+3|+3|Augmented Critical, Least Carapace, Lesser Warsense, Sting, Lesser Venom.
4|+4|+4|+4|+4|Lesser Acid Blister, Cold Immunity, Lesser Formian Resistances, Lesser Warvigor, Spell Resistance 10.
5|+5|+4|+4|+4|Lesser Carapace, Greater Warsense, Bite.
6|+6/+1|+5|+5|+5|Greater Acid Blister, Poison Immunity, Greater Formian Resistances, Greater Venom.
7|+7/+2|+5|+5|+5|Greater Carapace, Greater Warvigor.
8|+8/+3|+6|+6|+6|Spell Resistance 20, Improved Natural Attack.

Least Warvigor: Immediately after their larval stage, Armadons swell into mighty beasts of battle. An Armadon is size large, with the attendant -1 penalty to attack and AC, as well as a +4 bonus to grapple, and a -4 penalty to hide; its space is 10ft., while it's reach is five.
Lesser Warvigor grants the Armadon a +4 racial bonus to strength, a +3 bonus to constitution, and a +1 bonus to dexterity.
Claws: The Armadon has two claw attacks, each dealing 1d8 damage plus its strength modifier.
Outsider Traits: Armadons have all the normal outsider traits (darkvision, cannot be raised or ressurected); they do not need to eat or sleep.
Petrification Immunity:A 1st-level Armadon is immune to petrification effects from any source.
Hive Mind: An Armadon is in constant mental contact with any Formians within 50ft.; it is aware of danger if any in the hive mind are, and flanked or flat-footed only if all in the hive mind are.
Least Formian Resistances:An Armadon has resistance 5 to fire, electricity, and sonic attacks.
Least Acid Blister & Acid Immunity:The Armadon develops acid blisters near its tail that can release a gout of caustic fluid, dealing 1d8 points of acid damage to everything in a 10-ft long line; the Armadon is now also immune to acid damage (since it produces such substances internally).
Juvenile Bite:The Armadon gains a bite attack which deals 1d6 damage plus its strength bonus.
Multiattack: The Armadon gains Multiattack as a bonus feat.
Augmented Critical: The critical multiplier for the Armadon's bite attack increases to x3.
Least Carapace:The Armadon gains +5 natural armor.
Lesser Warsense:The Armadon gains a +1 racial bonus to its Wisdom score.
Sting: The Armadon gains a stinger which deals 2d4 damage plus its strength modifier.
Lesser Venom:The Armadon's sting delivers a potent poison; Initial and Secondary damage are both 1d4 Strength (Fort. DC 18 negates).
Lesser Acid Blister:The Armadon's acid attack becomes more potent; its damage increases to 2d6, and its range to a 15ft. line.
Cold Immunity:The Armadon's carapace is hardened against cold; it gains immunity to all cold damage.
Lesser Formian Resistances:The Armadon's resistance to fire, electricity, and sonic attacks increases to 10.
Lesser Warvigor:The Armadon's bonus to strength increases to +8, its bonus to constitution to +5, and its bonus to dexterity to +2.
Lesser Carapace:The Armadon's natural armor increases to +10.
Greater Warsense:The Armadon's bonus to wisdom increases to +2.
Bite: The Armadon grows into its mandibles; its bite attack now deals 2d6 damage.
Greater Acid Blister:The Armadon's acidic attack has now reached full potency; it deals 3d8 damage in a 20ft. line.
Poison Immunity:The Armadon's insectoid physiology renders it immune to poison or natural venom.
Greater Formian Resistances:The Armadon's resistance to fire, electricity, and sonic damage increases to 20.
Greater Venom:The Armadon's poison now deals 1d6 strength damage as a primary and secondary effect.
Greater Carapace:The Armadon's natural armor increases to +15.
Greater Warvigor:The Armadon's bonus to strength increases to +12, it's constitution bonus to +8, and its dexterity bonus to +3.
Improved Natural Attack: The Armadon gains improved natural attack as a bonus feat.

If you were wondering, Armadons look like this (http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/ff_gallery/50356.jpg); as depicted in the Fiend Folio art gallery.

I developed this 'monster class', which may or may not fall in line with savage species, for my own use as a scaling mount.
Lemme have it, folks.