Starfinder: Couch Corpse

Chris Van Deelen

Couch Corpse Combatant CR 4 XP 1,200

Neutral evil large undead

Init +0; Senses Darkvision 60 ft. Blindsense (life force 120 feet); Perception +16

 

Defense                                                             HP 100

EAC: 16; KAC: 18

Fort: +6; Ref: +0; Will: +5

Defensive Abilities: DR 5 /slashing and piercing; Immunities: Acid, fire, undead immunities, unliving,

 

Offense

Speed: 0 feet. (incapable of movement)

Melee: Bite  +12 (1d12+10  P Crit filth fever disease) or two claws +8 (1d6 S Crit filth fever disease)

Ranged: Poltergeist +9 (1d8+4 Crit knockdown)

Space: 10 ft., Reach: 10 ft.

Offensive Abilities: Poltergeist, swallow whole

 

Statistics

Str +6; Dex +0; Con -; Int -2; Wis +3; Cha +0

Skills: Intimidate +10

Other Abilities: Horrendous stench, irresistible pull

Languages: Common

 

Ecology

Environment: Any urban or suburban

Organization: Solitary

 

Special Abilities

Horrendous stench (Ex): Due to the rot of the corpse as well as the squallid conditions of its home, anyone approaching within 30 feet of the creature must make a Fort save (DC 15) or become sickened. As long as they remain within the area of effect this will remain, but once they are out of the range, it will remain for only 1d4 rounds.

Irresistible Pull (Su): The Couch Corpse is able to draw anything within its line of sight towards it. This ability can be used as a free action and can only affect one target at a time. The victim is allowed a Will save (DC 13). If it fails the victim will approach the couch corpse to within striking distance and will be forced to remain there until it successfully makes a will save.

Poltergeist (Su): Being incapable of moving, the couch corpse is able to lift any object around it and hurl it at any target within 100 feet. This is a full round action and is a ranged attack. It can also use this ability to pull any medium or smaller sized creature towards it. The target is allowed a Will save (DC 13) to avoid being drawn towards the creature.

Swallow whole (Ex): The couch corpse is able to potentially swallow whole any creature it bites which is at least one category size smaller. See page 156-157 of the Alien Archive for more information.

 

Although quite rare, these undead creatures can be found in any urban or suburban location. These creatures, while in life, were shut-ins. They lived in absolute squalor and filth, and were always forced to live their pathetic lives in bed or on other furniture, having grown so morbidly obese they could no longer move. Sometimes these individuals had help from family members who could only watch in horror as they continued to decline, other times the victims were tended to by robots or other similar constructs.  Eventually health issues finally took their lives and they died where they were bound to.

Due to the conditions they died in, on a very rare occasion something dark from the negative planes would discover the remains and would gleefully inhabit the corpse, bringing it to a hideous state of unlife. These corpses were still stuck where they had died, but were fully capable of sensing the living and would use the un-natural abilities granted to them in order to force anything living to come to it. If the couch corpse could not succeed in this manner, they would use the unholy abilities to either throw trash and other items at the potential meal, or even pull the meal towards them so they could attack.

Thanks to the massive bulk, these creatures are very hard to kill. They can soak up damage which would otherwise destroy most other creatures, and are able to withstand punishment from many different types of weapons. Due to the rot and necromantic fluids covering their bodies, they are also immune to acid and fire attacks.

The physical appearance of these creatures is that of a morbidly obese corpse, the body clearly rotting, excrement and ooze covering the furniture it is bound to and spreading out at least 10 feet around the remains. The eyes blaze a hellish red glow, and the mouth is filled with jagged, broken teeth. The arms are massive and powerful, with the fingers having either rotted or been chewed to the bone. The creature constantly moans and complains about how hungry it is, and otherwise will not engage in conversation, except to demand to be fed.

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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.