Starfinder: Conveyor Arachnid

Chris Van Deelen

Conveyor Arachnid Combatant CR 2 XP 600

Neutral medium vermin

Init +1; Senses: Darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +7

 

Defense                                                             HP 25

EAC: 13; KAC: 15

Fort: +6 (+16); Ref: +4; Will: +1

Defensive Abilities: Damage reduction 3 / -, hardened survivor; Immunities: Blunt damage, poison, radiation

 

Offense

Speed: 60 ft.

Melee: Bite +10 (1d6+8 P)  

 

Statistics

Str +6; Dex +1; Con +0; Int -; Wis +0; Cha +0

Skills:  Acrobatics +7, athletics +12

Other Abilities: Lifter

Languages: None

 

Ecology

Environment: Any

Organization: Based on the creature being transported.

 

Special Abilities

Hardened Survivor (Ex): The Conveyor is completely immune to poisons and radiation, and it is able to withstand extreme conditions, even utter vacuum. Whenever the beast must make a saving Fortitude saving throw when dealing with environmental conditions, it gains a +10.

Lifter (Ex): This type of arachnid is capable of transferring its speed to any creature it is carrying. The Conveyor gains the AC creature it is carrying, as they are completely hidden by the bulk of the creature.

 

This type of Arachnid was specifically designed by the race to act as a conveyance for the larger and far less mobile Arachnids such as the thinkers and the Plasma Arachnids.  These creatures are roughly about 6 feet in diameter and weigh around 600 pounds. They are completely immune to blunt damage, thanks to how thick their bodies are… after all, they need to be able to support thousands upon thousands of pounds! On average, it takes 4 of these creatures to move a single thinker, while 8 to move Plasma. If any of the conveyors are killed, they can continue to move the creatures, but at a reduced movement rate. For example, if half the number is killed, the movement drops to 30 feet, and if all but one are killed, the movement drops to 15 feet.

It is very difficult to kill the creatures, as most of the time they are blessed with the protection of the creature they are carrying, and they only are found alone after their job is complete, where they will hide and wait for the order to move their charges once again.

They can be used by any of the Arachnids, but typically only carry the largest of the species. Although they are typically the fastest, they are kept behind to move the larger and slower Arachnids.

If they are forced to fight, they will use their bite quite effectively, but if given the chance, these creatures will run at the first sign of trouble.

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Chris Van Deelen is the creator and contributor to over half of the Wisdom from the Wastelands series, contributor to the Swords of Kos: Hekaton anthology. He also wrote Creatures of the Tropical Wastelands, and 100 Oddities found in a Car. As prolific as he is, Chris Van Deelen continues to write and produce material which will be in publication soon. Not only is he a prolific content creator, he also has a wide selection of fiction and stories! If you like his work, please follow his personal author page on Facebook and on Twitter to keep up with his latest news and game content.