Starfinder: Reaper

Chris Van Deelen

Reaper Combatant CR 9 XP 6,400

Neutral large aberration

Init +; Senses: Darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +17

 

Defense                                                             HP 150

EAC: 22; KAC: 24

Fort: +11; Ref: +11; Will: +10

Defensive Abilities: DR 9 / -; Immunities:

Weakness: Vulnerability fire

 

Offense

Speed: 40 ft.

Melee: Bite +21 (2d12+19 P Crit swallow whole), or stomp +21 (2d10+21 B Crit knockdown)

Space: 10 ft., Reach: 10 ft.

Offensive Abilities: Swallow whole, trample 4d6+19

 

Statistics

Str +10; Dex +0; Con +3; Int +0; Wis +0; Cha +0

Skills: Athletics +22, intimidate +17

Feats: Stand still, step up

Languages: None

 

Ecology

Environment: Any

Organization: Solitary, small groups (1d4+1)

 

Special Abilities

Swallow whole (Ex): The creature 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.

Trample (Ex): As a full-round action, the Reaper can move up to twice its speed and literally run over any opponents at least one size category smaller than itself. The Reaper 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 16) for half damage. If it attempts the save, it can’t make an attack of opportunity against the trampling Reaper due to the creature’s movement. The Reaper can deal trample damage to a given target only once per round.

Vulnerability, fire (Ex): The creatures are vulnerable to fire and fire-based attacks. As a result, any saves suffer a -2, and the creature takes an additional 50% damage from these types of attacks.

 

Massive genetically engineered monsters, used by the aliens to terrorize and wreak havoc on the battlefield. The creatures stand at 10 feet in height and are nearly as long as they are tall. Each of these monsters weighs in at a ton or more, and are covered with thick, mottled hide. The head is very porcine in appearance, and they have two bright red eyes. The Creature has only a pair of large, thickly muscled legs, which it uses to stomp on targets. It can also charge at a target, bowling them over with their great mass.

What makes the creatures even more terrifying though, is their bite. They can squash most creatures under their heavy feet, but when they bite, they have the disconcerting habit of swallowing smaller creatures whole, which is extremely demoralizing to anything watching this take place.

The skin, as mentioned, is very thick, and the creature has been enhanced with cybernetics, which allow the alien handlers to control these creatures – otherwise they would wreak havoc on their own troops! Although thick and highly resistant to physical damage, the flesh is vulnerable to fire and fire-based attacks, which means this is the best way to deal with the creatures.

Typically the creatures are controlled by outside forces, other times they are controlled telepathically by higher ranking units on the battlefield (such as Evolved Sectoids). The Reapers will always follow the direct orders of these creatures without hesitation. If the controller is killed in combat, Reapers have built-in programming which ensures they will only attack non-aliens combatants or civilians.

Found quite often on the battlefield, these creatures are better suited to be used against civilian targets. A single beast can destroy dozens or more in only a matter of a minute or two, and as such they are used as control mechanisms, or simple terror weapons.

Best thing to do when confronting these creatures is to take them out at range, and to use fire-based weapons or attacks.

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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.