Starfinder: Jotaz

Chris Van Deelen

Jotaz Combatant CR 6 XP 2,400

Neutral large animal

Init +3; Senses: Low-light vision 60 ft.; Perception +13

 

Defense                                                             HP 90

EAC: 16; KAC: 22

Fort: +10; Ref: +10; Will: +5

Defensive Abilities: DR 6 vs. all non-energy attacks, fearless; Immunities: Cold

Weakness: Soft belly

 

Offense

Speed: 30 ft.

Melee: Bite +16 (1d6+12 P Crit wound), or two claws +12 (2d6+12 S Crit bleed 1d6)

Space: 10 ft., Reach: 15 ft.

Offensive Abilities: Trample 2d8+12 B

 

Statistics

Str +6; Dex +3; Con +2; Int -4; Wis +0; Cha +0

Skills: Acrobatics +13, athletics +18

Other Abilities: Berserker

Languages: None

 

Ecology

Environment: Any temperate or cold

Organization: Solitary

 

Special Abilities

Berserker (Ex): As soon as the Jotaz has sustained at least 50% of its hit points in damage, it will go into a berserker rage. During this rage, the creature will gain +2 to hit, the damage inflicted will increase by +2 per dice damage. Because it will attack so ferociously, its EAC and KAC are both reduced by 4 points. This berserker rage will last for 1d6+4 rounds, or until the Jotaz is killed.

Fearless (Ex): The creature is completely immune to fear, and all fear-like effects and abilities.

Soft Belly (Ex): The skin of the Jotaz is exceedingly thick all over, except for its stomach. This target is usually quite well protected, and is very hard to access in combat, but anyone who attempts to target the belly must attack from directly in front of the creature, and hit the belly at EAC or KAC +8. If this succeeds, any hit is an automatic critical hit, and the Jotaz is stunned for 1 round.

Trample (Ex): As a full-round action, the creature can move up to twice its speed and literally run over any opponents at least one size category smaller than itself. The Jotaz merely has to move over the opponents in its path. The creature does not need to make an attack roll; each creature whose space it moves through takes damage. A target of a trample can make a REF save (DC 14) for half damage. If it attempts the save, it can’t make an attack of opportunity against the trampling Jotaz due to the creature’s movement. The Jotaz can deal trample damage to a given target only once per round.

 

An ape-like predator, the Jotaz is found in cold climates and typically in hills or mountainous regions, although it can hunt anywhere. This is an apex predator in most regions, and is utterly fearless.

They are solitary predators, who only tolerate one another during mating season. Due to their massive size, they are almost always hungry and are on the hunt constantly. They are scavengers, who will eat anything they can get their massive paws on, but they do prefer fresh meat and warm blood.

On average the creatures are between 8-12 feet in height, and can weigh easily in excess of 800 pounds. The arms are exceedingly long, allowing them to grab at targets that are typically out of reach for most other creatures.

If such a creature has a weakness, it’s against energy-based attacks, and for some strange evolutionary quirk, the stomach of the beast is not as well armored as the rest of the body. This does not make it easier to kill, as the creature’s only weak spot is exceedingly hard to target, but often it can mean the difference between life and death if one is able to strike at this location.

Dim-witted and slow, the creatures are often easy to sneak past, but once they get a whiff of potential prey, they are nigh-unstoppable juggernauts.

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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, and the recently released 'Swords of Kos: The Rite'. 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.