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Hetzuud Void Sorcerer

Medium ooze, neutral evil

Armor Class 15 (mage armor)
Hit Points 171 (18d8 +27)
Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
9 (-1) 14 (+2) 20 (+5) 17 (+3) 12 (+1) 11 (+0)

Saving Throws Int +6, Wis +4
Skills Arcana +6, History +6
Condition Immunities blinded, charmed, deafened, exhaustion, frightened, prone
Senses blindsight 60 ft., passive Perception 11
Languages Common, Hetzuud (tactile), Utari
Challenge 8 (3,900 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Hetzuud Qualities. The voidcaster has all the qualities of a normal hetzuud. Silent Void. The voidcaster can cast spells without using verbal components. In addition, when the voidcaster scores a critical hit with a spell or when an enemy fails a save against one of the voidcaster’s spells, that enemy is shrouded in silence for 1 round. This functions as the silence spell but affects only the target creature(s) and does not affect an area.
  • Spellcasting. The voidcaster is a 9th-level spellcaster. Its spellcasting ability is Intelligence (spell save DC 15, +7 to hit with spell attacks). The voidcaster has the following wizard spells prepared:
  • Voidwalker. The voidcaster does not need to breathe and reduces damage from cold, fire, or radiation effects by 5 points. In addition, in zero-gravity environments a voidcaster can use its fire bolt cantrip to provide accelerate or decelerate; each fire bolt increases or decreases its speed by 10 feet, up to a maximum of 60 feet.

ACTIONS

  • Slam. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 9 (2d6 + 2) bludgeoning damage.

ABOUT

A nefarious race of sentient predatory oozes, hetzuud gained notoriety as spies and infiltrators capable of altering their shape and density to interact with almost any environment. They excel at mimicking other creatures and objects by modifying their texture and coloration. Multiple hetzuud can also merge into deadlier, greater-sized oozes with dangerous combat abilities, controlling multiple pseudopods with deadly effect.

An adult hetzuud weighs around 200 pounds and can squeeze itself into 4 cubic feet, or a 1-foot-radius sphere.

Hetzuud maintain a culture of collective development and expansion rather than individual rights. This stems from the natural instinct to merge together for mutual protection. They prove inherently amoral, regarding other species as rivals to dominate. Hetzuud place great emphasis on contributing to their overall society, and hetzuud who champion individualism serve little purpose, leading their peers to inevitably shun, exile, or destroy them.

Procreation of a new hetzuud brood can occur between two or more individuals. They must remain merged during the incubation process, which takes eight hours. Afterward, a newborn hetzuud separates from its parents and takes 2 years to mature. To produce viable offspring, hetzuud must ensure considerable genetic diversity between participating parents and they can sense by touch if another member of their species would make a suitable mate. Producing more than one offspring per merge is considered taboo.

Hetzuuds have little parental instinct or loyalty beyond their natural impulse to preserve their race. They place their young in caves or enclosed areas safe from other predators, and then leave them to grow and mature unattended, feeding on whatever sustenance they can acquire. Elder hetzuud reclaim their young after they learn to mimic other creatures and objects, training them as workers, retainers, or soldiers. After a period of indentured servitude to pay for such training, young hetzuud eventually seek their own fortune, but always in close alliance with the collective society.

The governing leadership of hetzuud enclaves inevitably consists of long-lived elders grown to Huge size. They store and process information collected from other species and civilizations in an attempt to use such knowledge for the betterment of hetzuud society. When a momentous decision concerns the entire race, these elders merge together in an extremely rare act. The last such convocation occurred when the hetzuud decided to join the Ultari Hegemony.

A silvery puddle-like blob of malleable goo transforms into a new shape, its surface rapidly taking on detailed textures and color.

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