Liavaran DreamerThis amorphous creature resembles a golden-hued jellyfish that floats through the air, fleshy tentacles dangling down in a line.
Liavaran Dreamer CR 8Source Occult Bestiary pg. 31
N Large aberration
Init +0; Senses blindsense 120 ft., darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +18
DefenseAC 19, touch 9, flat-footed 19 (+10 natural, –1 size)
hp 104 (11d8+55); regeneration 2 (acid)
Fort +8, Ref +5, Will +13
Defensive Abilities amorphous, lulling thoughts
Weaknesses ley line dependency
OffenseSpeed fly 40 ft. (good)
Melee 2 slams +13 (1d6+5 plus grab)
Space 10 ft., Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks constrict (1d6+5), engulf (DC 20, 1d6 acid and paralysis)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 11th; concentration +13)
3/day—mental blockOA (DC 14), synesthesiaOA (DC 15)
1/day—id insinuation IVOA (DC 17)
StatisticsStr 21, Dex 11, Con 20, Int 8, Wis 18, Cha 15
Base Atk +8; CMB +14; CMD 24 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Combat Reflexes, Iron Will, Lightning Reflexes, Lunge, Power Attack, Weapon Focus (slam)
Skills Acrobatics +3, Fly +10, Perception +18, Perform (sing) +17, Stealth +5; Racial Modifiers +4 Perform (sing)
Languages Brethedan; telepathy (touch)
SQ atavistic fury, sense ley line
EcologyEnvironment any sky
Organization solitary, pair, or flotilla (3–5)
Special AbilitiesAtavistic Fury (Ex) When a Liavaran dreamer is reduced to half of its total hit points or less, it angrily awakens from its normal somnambulant state. It gains a +2 bonus on attack rolls, melee damage rolls, and saving throws. In addition, its slam attack deals bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage, and its critical threat range becomes 18–20. While in this state of atavistic fury, a Liavaran dreamer cannot use its spell-like abilities. This state lasts for 1 minute, after which the dreamer is fatigued for 1 hour.
Ley Line Dependency (Ex) A Liavaran dreamer takes 1 point of Wisdom damage for every day it spends more than a mile from a ley line. A dreamer whose Wisdom damage equals or exceeds its Wisdom score becomes permanently insane and enters a permanent state of atavistic fury.
Lulling Thoughts (Su) The mind of a Liavaran dreamer echoes with the songs of a planet’s ley lines, causing anyone who targets it with a thought-reading, mind control, or telepathic effect to become fascinated for 1d4+1 rounds (Will DC 17 negates). The save DC is Charisma-based.
Sense Ley Line (Ex) A Liavaran dreamer can always sense the direction of and distance to the nearest ley line.
According to the oral traditions of the jellyfish-like, spacefaring Brethedans (Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 4 23), their kind sent a large convoy to colonize the gas giant Liavara ages ago. None of them ever returned or sent word of their success, and when a second flotilla of Brethedans set out to learn what had become of their kin, they found only the colonists’ feral descendants. These “dreamers” had become intimately attuned to Liavara’s dense network of ley lines, which lulled them into a persistent meditative trance. The few taken back to Bretheda, however, have proven that the dreamers can attune to any planet’s ley lines. Anyone who attempts to make mental contact with them may find himself lulled into the same trance the dreamers experience. For the most part, the dreamers seem content merely to drift along the ley lines, but awakening them from the lines’ peaceful melodies spurs most dreamers into violent furies. Brethedans as a whole have treated their cousins respectfully—almost reverently—granting them ample space in which to meander and feed.