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Thath-Malal, the Eyeless Prince

This immense, eyeless worm is covered in a midnight blue hide. Four barbed tongues wriggle out from its open, lily-shaped maw.

Thath-Malal, the Eyeless Prince CR 13

Source Darklands Revisited pg. 45
XP 25,600
Variant young neothelid (Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 295, 214)
CE Huge aberration
Init +4; Senses blindsight 100 ft., trace teleport 60 ft.; Perception +22

Defense

AC 28, touch 8, flat-footed 28 (+20 natural, –2 size)
hp 178 (17d8+102)
Fort +13, Ref +5, Will +14
DR 10/cold iron; SR 24

Offense

Speed 30 ft., fly 60 ft. (good)
Melee 4 tongues +13 (2d6+8/19–20 plus grab)
Space 15 ft., Reach 15 ft.
Special Attacks breath weapon (50-ft. cone, 10d10 acid, Reflex DC 24 half, usable every 1d4 rounds), mind thrust (12d10, DC 23), psychic crush (DC 23), swallow whole (1d8+8 plus 1d8 acid damage, AC 20, 17 hp)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 17th; concentration +22)
At will—charm monster (DC 19), detect thoughts (DC 17), poison (DC 19), suggestion (DC 18), teleport
3/day—clairvoyance/clairaudience, telekinesis (DC 20)
1/day—quickened suggestion (DC 18)

Statistics

Str 26, Dex 11, Con 22, Int 16, Wis 15, Cha 21
Base Atk +12; CMB +22 (+24 bull rush); CMD 32 (34 vs.
Feats Cleave, Great Cleave, Great Fortitude, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Critical (tongue), Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Power Attack, Quicken Spell-Like Ability (suggestion)
Skills Bluff +22, Climb +28, Diplomacy +22, Intimidate +25, Knowledge (arcana) +23, Perception +22, Spellcraft +23
Languages Aklo, Orvian, Undercommon; telepathy 100 ft.

One of the scant handful of young neothelids on Golarion, Thath-Malal has seen only a millennia of life since emerging from its egg, and its power pales in comparison to that of older neothelids. Abstaining from the greater neothelid community’s struggle against the intellect devourers of nearby Ilvarandin, Thath-Malal sought out new regions in which to establish itself as a force to be worshiped. It shared none of its progenitors’ desires to see Shub- Niggurath’s return to Golarion, and eventually left Denebrum entirely. Thath-Malal now resides in the lowest levels of Tian Xia’s Darklands, having found its way there by the guidance of determined seugathi explorers and has had several centuries to formulate its strategy for convincing the other species in the area to pay it appropriate tribute.

Nesting below Dtang Ma, Thath-Malal sends its clutches of seugathi children to entice the residents of the jungles above into worshiping it. Thus far, the young neothelid has enjoyed success among the rural jungle villages, its seugathi convincing the local populace that their master represents one of the nation’s abandoned spirits—Yola-At, the Saint of the Pathways Below. Amused, Thath-Malal hopes to expand its influence into Nagajor and Po Li.