Intrusion of Giant Cockroaches (mob)    CR 8


N Gargantuan Vermin

Init +0, Senses Listen +0; Spot +0; darkvision 60 ft, scent, tremorsense 60 ft

Aura stench (30-ft radius, Fort DC 15)

AC 16, touch 10, flat-footed 12 (-4 Size, +4 Dex, +6 Natural)

hp 228 (30 HD)

Immune mind-affecting effects (charms, compulsions, phantasms, patterns, and morale effects)

Fort +20, Ref +14, Will +10

Spd 30 ft (6 squares); Fly 50 ft (average) (10 squares); Climb 30 ft (6 squares)

Melee mob (5d6+7)

Base Atk +22; Grp +39

Space 20 ft ft.; Reach 0 ft

Atk Options expert grappler, improved bull rush, improved overrun, stench, trample

Abilities Str 21 (+5), Dex 18 (+4), Con 16 (+3), Int — Wis 10 (+0), Cha 2 (-4)

SQ mob anatomy

Feats Improved Bull Rush (bonus), Improved Overrun (bonus)

Skills Climb +17, Hide -2, Move Silently +9

Expert Grappler (Ex) (Dungeon Master's Guide II 59).

Mob Anatomy (Ex) (Dungeon Master's Guide II 59).

Stench (Ex) DC 15 Fort (Underdark 87).

Trample (Ex) DC 30 Ref (Dungeon Master's Guide II 59).

Tremorsense (Ex) An intrusion of giant cockroaches can automatically sense the location of any creature or object within 60 ft that is in contact with the ground.

Skills An intrusion of giant cockroaches receives a +12 racial bonus on Climb checks. It can always choose to take 10 on Climb checks even if rushed or threatened. An intrusion of giant cockroaches also receives a +10 racial bonus on Hide checks and a +6 racial bonus on Move Silently checks.

Sample Encounters (EL 8-15)

EL 8: Solitary intrusion of giant cockroaches swarms into a house slaying all its occupants in a matter of minutes. This has been occurring more frequently lately in nearby homes.

EL 10: Pair of intrusions of giant cockroaches emerges from the moat that surrounds a local castle searching for food. Many homes near the castle have been abandoned.

EL 11-15: Gang, 3d4 intrusions of giant cockroaches burst into a dungeon corridor, sensing the movement of the characters. Intrusions come from all directions.