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Cranberry Ooze

Photo courtesy of Jem Stone from ChaileyThe result of alchemical experimentation by insane arcanists with a penchant for oozes and jellied fruits, the cranberry ooze has a deep maroon color, with bits of fruit peel, pit stones, and the yet-undissolved parts of unfortunate victims still suspended within its form.

When I first saw one such monstrosity, it crept along the floor toward me, and I heard a distinct sucking noise. Then, without warning, a second identical ooze fell from the ceiling on my companion. His armor sizzled as it wrapped around him and he scraped at it wildly with his axe.

Cranberry Ooze

CR 5
XP 1600
N Medium ooze
Init –2; Senses blindsight 60 ft.; Perception +0

DEFENSE
AC 14, touch 8, flat-footed 14 (–2 Dex, +6 natural)
hp 57 (6d8+30)
Fort +7, Ref +0, Will +2
Defensive Abilities split; Immune electricity, mind-affecting effects, ooze traits, slashing and piercing damage

OFFENSE
Speed 20 ft.
Melee slam +6 (1d8+2 plus 2d6 acid/x2)
Ranged pit stone +2 (1d4+2 plus 1d6 acid/x2)
Special Attacks acid

TACTICS
Before Combat Cranberry oozes wait along ceilings and often drop down on unsuspecting foes.
During Combat Cranberry oozes attempt to grapple when dropping from above, but otherwise attack with slams or pit stones.
Morale Cranberry oozes fight to the death, having no sense of preservation.

STATISTICS
Str 14, Dex 6, Con 20, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 6
Base Atk +4; CMB +6 (+10 to grapple); CMD 16 (26 vs. bull rush, can’t be tripped)
Skills Climb +11; –4 to Stealth when moving.
SQ split
Combat Gear none.

SPECIAL ABILITIES
Acid (Ex): A cranberry ooze secretes a digestive acid that dissolves only flesh (not bone) when it strikes a foe—creatures not made of flesh (including most constructs and oozes, skeletal undead, plants, and incorporeal creatures) are immune to the cranberry ooze’s acid damage.
Pit Stone (Ex): A cranberry ooze has numerous, large pit stones suspended in its body from some of the fruits boiled in its creation. It can fire these at creatures within range of its blindsight.
Split (Ex): Slashing weapons, piercing weapons, and electricity attacks deal no damage to a cranberry ooze. Instead the creature splits into two identical oozes, each with half of the original creature’s current hit point total, rounded down. A cranberry ooze with 10 hit points or fewer cannot be further split and dies if reduced to 0 hit points.
Suction (Ex): The cranberry ooze can create powerful suction against any surface as it climbs, allowing it to cling to inverted surfaces with ease. A cranberry ooze can establish or release suction as a swift action, and as long as it is using suction, it moves at half speed. Because of the suction, a cranberry ooze’s CMD score gets a +10 circumstance bonus to resist bull rush, awesome blows, and other attacks and effects that attempt to physically move it from its location.

3 Replies to "Cranberry Ooze"

Brian Suskind

November 28, 2013 at 8:45pm

Hahahahaha! Nice, Ben. I love the pit stones. I can just see one of these pucker up and spit the stone toward some unsuspecting adventurers.

Doomedpaladin

November 30, 2013 at 6:38am

I want to see a guacamole based monster, spell or item from you Ben. I remember that you’re something of an expert on that food.

Dark Psion

December 1, 2013 at 7:27pm

Also in race circumstances, A Cranberry Ooze can be absorbed by a Gelatinous Cube which cause both creatures to mutate into a strange Cylinder-shaped purplish monstrosity that rolls down all in its path. Attacking the creature with edged weapons just creates smaller disc shaped versions of the ooze, that will be reabsorbed back into the parent creature.

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