Last week, I write my first Pathfinder monster in quite some time and I remember how much I enjoy doing it. In fact you might even say I caught the “bug” again. So I couldn’t help myself and I created another one.
The image that caught my eye this week is a bug eating a long decomposing corpse. Naturally my first thought was to Shadowsfall with how useful this would be. Humans and other intelligent living creatures
would want to keep these guys around since they could be useful in devouring zombies and making sure their own fallen do not rise again as undead. Yet they would still be a problem, eating the things that eat the things that eat the things that become food for the players. So even if the forces of the living wanted them around, they would still need to keep their numbers under control. So thinning their numbers would be a solid low level adventure.
Carrion Bug CR/HD 1/2
Init +0; Perception +2 (darkvision 60 ft.)
Size Small; Speed 30 ft.
AC 13 (touch 12, flat-footed 12); Fort +3, Ref +1, Will +0; CMD 12
Melee bite +1 (1d4+1 plus disease)
Attack Options (DC 9) disease (onset 1d3 days, frequency 1/day, effect 1 point of Con damage, cure 1 save); CMB –1
Utility Options mindless
Dex +1, Con +3, Int —, Wis +2
XP 200; N Vermin