Swarm of Vordoag

Medium swarm of Tiny Beasts, neutral evil

Armor Class 15 (Hardshell)
Hit Points 36 (8d8)
Speed 20 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
15 (+2) 6 (-2) 11 (+0) 2 (-4) 10 (+0) 3 (-4)

Condition Immunities blinded
Senses tremorsense 100 ft. (no normal vision), passive Perception 10
Challenge 1 (200 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Swarm. The swarm can occupy another creature’s space and vice versa, and the swarm can move through any opening large enough for a tiny vordoag. The swarm can’t regain hit points or gain temporary hit points.

ACTIONS

  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 0 ft., one creature in the swarm’s space. Hit: 18 (4d8) piercing damage or 9 (2d8) piercing damage if the swarm has half of its hit points or fewer.

ABOUT

The vordoag are small, dark crustaceans that dwell in deep dungeons, caves, uninhabited sewer lines, and the like. Their bodies are small and round, about the size of a halfling’s buckler. They have 10 long, segmented legs that fold up under the creature’s body when it is not moving. Two claws cap each leg. Between the pincers lies a long tubular tongue the creature extends when feeding. The vordoag move very quickly, crawling toward any creature that radiates heat.

Attack on contact. Vordoag grow in large nests, breeding, and piling up on one another until there are large balls of them several yards in diameter. They lie dormant, using almost no energy, and can lie this way for hundreds of years. They only come alive when something disturbs the nest; this is easy to do as simple vibrations in the floor or wall alert them to potential prey. Creatures are able to slip by the vordoag nest, but only if they are able to do so moving silently.

Underground dwellers. The vordoag live in most underground environments that have some moisture, generally wherever algae, fungus, or other underground plants grow. They are completely sightless, unable to smell, or hear. If a victim is able to stand completely still, slowing heartbeat and breath, the vordoag cannot find them.

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