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Spider, Albino Cave

Tiny beast, unaligned

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 2 (1d4)
Speed 20 ft., climb 10 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
4 (–3) 14 (+2) 10 (+0) 2 (–4) 10 (+0) 3 (–4)

Skills Perception +4, Stealth +4
Senses darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 60 ft., passive Perception 14
Languages
Challenge ½ (100 XP)

Special Traits

  • Spider Climb. The spider can climb difficult surfaces, including upside down on ceilings, without needing to make an ability check.
  • Web Sense. While in contact with a web, the spider knows the exact location of any other creature in contact with the same web.
  • Web Walker. The spider ignores movement restrictions caused by webbing.

Actions

  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 3 (1d3 + 2) piercing damage, and the target must attempt a DC 13 Constitution saving throw taking 1 (1d3) poison damage on a failure. If the target misses its saving throw by 5 or more, it is poisoned for 1 hour.

About

This tiny hunting spider is about the size of a man’s fist. It is pallid white, often with irregular light brown blotches on its abdomen, which helps it blend in with the toadstools and fungus which is its home. The albino cave spider normally feeds on normal and dire rats, but it attacks anything that comes within range.

Albino cave spiders hunt rats in caves or in deep underground regions where the sun never reaches. These tiny killers are extremely sensitive to movement, and despite their unique coloring, are highly adept at hiding and stealthy stalking.

The albino cave spider is mildly toxic, as some of the other Under Realm predators have discovered. They use their poisonous bite to sicken prey and follow until they can feast on the remains.

Male and female cave spiders are roughly the same size, with females being slightly larger. The females are the predominant hunters, with the males tending to the web-nest when an egg sac is present. Both sexes are extremely protective of the egg sac and attack larger foes when it is threatened.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

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