Friday, August 28, 2015

Frightful Fridays! Ki Rat

Hello, and welcome to this week's Frightful Fridays! Today's entry is courtesy of my friend Drejk, and it sat in my folder for a long while before I decided to do something with it. The ki rat uses the rules for the Pathfinder Unchained monk, which suits the creature better than the typical monk. At any rate, if you unleash a ki rat on your players, they won't want to underestimate this rat.

I hope you enjoy the ki rat, and I'll see you next time with another monster. Thanks for reading!

This hairless rat with a sagacious mien is blind but moves with surprising grace.
Ki Rat      CR 12
XP 19,200
LN Tiny magical beast
Init +10; Senses blindsight 120 ft.; Perception +27
AC 27, touch 27, flat-footed 20 (+6 Dex, +1 dodge, +8 insight, +2 size)
hp 152 (16d10+64)
Fort +14, Ref +16, Will +15
Defensive Abilities improved evasion
Weaknesses blind
Speed 60 ft.
Melee unarmed strike +22/+17/+12/+7 (1d10+4) or 2 claws +22 (1d10+4) or unarmed strike flurry of blows +22/+22/+22/+17/+12/+7 (1d10+4)
Space 2½ ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Special Attacks flurry of blows, pounce, stunning fist (4/day, DC 26)
Str 2, Dex 22, Con 19, Int 14, Wis 27, Cha 17
Base Atk +16; CMB +28 (+30 trip); CMD 35 (41 vs. trip)
Feats Deflect ArrowsB, Dodge, Improved Initiative, Improved Iron Will, Improved TripB, Improved Unarmed Strike, Iron Will, MobilityB, Spring Attack, Stunning Fist, UnderfootAPG
Skills Acrobatics +25 (+37 to jump), Climb +15, Perception +27, Perform (wind instruments) +19, Stealth +25; Racial Modifiers +8 Climb
Languages Common, Ki Rat
SQ insightful combatant, ki pool (16 points, adamantine, lawful, magic), ki powers (diamond mind, diamond soul, feather balance, light steps, one touch, quivering palm, wholeness of body)
Environment any land
Organization solitary, pair, or sangha (3–16)
Insightful Combatant (Su) A ki rat gains an insight bonus equal to its Wisdom modifier to its Armor Class, attacks, and damage.
Ki Powers (Su) For purposes of its key powers, a ki rat has an effective monk level equal to its Hit Dice.

Ki rats are exceptionally powerful animals that possess many abilities associated with monks. The prevailing thought is that ordinary rats at temples where monks trained absorbed the ki that flowed into and out of the monks. These rats lost their sight but gained awareness of their environment and their own inherent power. Many ki rats roam the world and use their power and wisdom to right wrongs, free the falsely imprisoned, and impart their own knowledge to those willing to learn from a rat. Some of these rats have settled down and started temples of their own, usually teaching aspiring monks through a proxy. All ki rats have a love for wind instruments, and carry reed flutes, from which they produce soothing melodies.

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