Starfinder: Scazz

Chris Van Deelen

Scazz Combatant CR 2 XP 600

Neutral medium animal

Init +1; Senses: Dark vision 60 ft.; Perception +12

 

Defense                                                             HP 25

EAC: 13; KAC: 15

Fort: +6; Ref: +6; Will: +1

Weakness: Light sensitive

Offense

Speed: 30 ft.

Melee: Bite +10 (1d6+6 P Crit bleed 1d4)

Space: 5 ft., Reach: 5 ft.

Offensive Abilities: Disarming bite, leap

 

Statistics

Str +4; Dex +1; Con +2; Int -4; Wis +0; Cha +0

Skills: Athletics +7, survival +7

Feats: Improved combat maneuver (disarm)

Other Abilities: Burrow

Languages: None

 

Ecology

Environment: Any hills or mountains

Organization: Pairs, small packs (1d4+2), medium packs (2d6+4)

 

Special Abilities

Burrow (Ex): As a full round action, the creature can burrow into the ground, causing it to disappear from sight. Only specific senses such as Blindsense or Sight (vibration or life) will be able to pinpoint exactly where the creature is when it uses this ability. It can move its full movement rate and come up at any location, and the target is allowed a perception check (DC 13). If the perception check fails, the creature will cause the target it is attempting to ambush to be flat-footed.

Disarming bite (Ex): If the creature attacks a target who happens to be using a weapon, it can attempt to disarm it, or it can simply bite the hand and continue to bite, rendering it impossible for the target to use the weapon that it is holding in that hand. This is a standard action, and the creature must first successfully bite against the targets KAC +4. If it succeeds, the target suffers the bite damage and cannot use that hand. The creature can continue to attack with this ability every round.

Light sensitive (Ex): The creature suffers from bright light. Anytime it is in light that is at least normal, it has trouble seeing. As such it suffers a -2 to all attack rolls and is automatically considered to be flat-footed. Any light-based attack requiring a save causes the creature to suffer a -2 to the save.

Leap (Ex): As a movement action, the creature can leap up to 30 feet. It can be any length, including straight up. Furthermore, this can be used as a charge-like attack. As a full-round action, the creature leaps smashes into its target. The target is allowed a Ref save (DC 11) to avoid the attack. If the Ref is successful, then the target is allowed an attack of opportunity against the creature. If it fails, the target is hit for 1d6+4 B damage and is automatically knocked prone.  This only works on targets that are medium or smaller.

 

The Scazz fill the niche of wolves on their homeworld, running in packs and hunting during the twilight and dark hours. The creatures are about 4 feet in length and typically weigh around 150 pounds. They have a distinctly rat-like appearance, and have long claws on their feet and powerful jaws to bite.

When they engage in combat, they always tend to work in unison, with at least two attempting to bite a targets limbs to prevent them from using any weapons they might be carrying, or if that does not seem to work, they will leap at a target and try to knock it to the ground.

These creatures are predators, make no bones about that. Because they tend to hunt in packs, they are able to take down other, tougher creatures such as the Phillak, which they tend to share the mountains with. They are not above targeting and hunting various humanoids or other creatures either, as they seem to have bottomless pits for stomachs and are almost always hungry.

Due to their ability to burrow, it is not uncommon for the creatures to get past barriers such as walls or doors, although they cannot burrow through metal or thick concrete, but a shallow layer is not much of a impediment.

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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.