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Sand Glutton

Large aberration, unaligned

Armor Class 13 (natural armor)
Hit Points 68 (8d10 + 24)
Speed 20 ft., burrow 40 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
17 (+3) 15 (+2) 16 (+3) 2 (–4) 14 (+2) 8 (–1)

Skills Athletics +5, Stealth +5 (+7 in sandy terrain)
Senses darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 60 ft., passive Perception 12
Languages
Challenge 4 (1,100 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Hold Breath. The sand glutton can hold its breath for up to 24 hours. Subterranean Cover. While the sand glutton burrows, it can attack from beneath the ground with 3/4 cover. Suffocating Grasp. If the sand glutton burrows while grappling creatures, it can drag them beneath the earth. Creatures pulled under are restrained and can’t breathe.

ACTIONS

  • Multiattack. The sand glutton makes four tentacle attacks. Tentacles. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d6 + 3) bludgeoning damage. If the target is a Medium or smaller creature it is grappled (escape DC 15). The sand glutton can grapple up to four creatures at one time, and a tentacle grappling a creature can’t attack any other creature. Swallow. If the sand glutton is grappling an unconscious or dead creature at the start of its turn, it swallows one such creature, and that grapple ends. A creature swallowed by a sand glutton has total cover from attacks and other effects outside the sand glutton, and it takes 10 (3d6) acid damage at the start of each of the sand glutton’s turns. A corpse swallowed by a sand glutton completely liquefies in 1d3 days. If the sand glutton dies, a creature within 5 feet of it can retrieve a swallowed creature as an action. If a swallowed creature regains consciousness, it is restrained and blinded. If the sand glutton takes 20 or more damage in a single turn from a swallowed creature it must succeed on a DC 15 Constitution saving throw at the end of that turn or regurgitate all swallowed creatures.

ABOUT

Dark-skinned and rubbery, sand gluttons are a scourge of the open plains and deserts of Rythes. They follow migrating herds of wildlife, but also learn to hunt in areas that see frequent traffic such as caravan routes. The bulbous body of a sand glutton measures 8 feet long across, with a large toothless maw yawning and contorting at its center. A sand glutton weighs around 500 lbs.

Patient Hunger. Sand gluttons are opportunistic hunters which wait for prey to move within range of their grasping tentacles. They pull unsuspecting prey into their maws and then drag them underground to suffocate, where sand gluttons can feed on the body for days.

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