BoS:Yaghra Monstrosity

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Yaghra Monstrosity
Large Monstrosity, unaligned

Armor Class 14 (natural armor)
Hit Points 67 (9d10 + 18)
Speed 30 ft., swim 20 ft.

STR AGI END INT WIL PER
17 (+3) 14 (+2) 15 (+2) 9 (-1) 10 (+0) 8 (-1)

Skills Athletics +5, Perception +2
Senses passive Perception 12
Languages
Challenge 2 (450 XP)        Proficiency Bonus +2

Amphibious. The yaghra monstrosity can breathe air and water.

Pheromone Rage. The yaghra monstrosity prefers to attack creatures that have been marked with pheromones by a yaghra spewer's Luminescent Mark action. Any attacks made against a marked creature are made with advantage.

Legendary Resistance (1/Day). If the yaghra monstrosity fails a saving throw, it can choose to succeed instead.

Actions

Multiattack. The yaghra monstrosity makes two attacks: one with its stab and one with its impale.

Stab. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) slashing damage.

Impale. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 9 (1d12 + 3) piercing damage.

Pustulent Eruption (Recharge 5-6). The yaghra monstrosity expels acid from its many orifices in a 30-foot radius. Each creature in that radius must make a DC 14 Agility saving throw, taking 13 (3d8) acid damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

Legendary Actions

Stab. The yaghra monstrosity makes a stab attack.

Tocochlea. The yaghra monstrosity expels a yaghra larva from one of its orifices. This larva has 5 hit points and does not have the Explosive Toxins action.

Found In: Bestiary of Summerset


Description

Yaghra are fantastic, deep sea creatures that live in Nirn's many oceans and seas. The extent of the yaghra's spread across the world is generally unknown and they have no known names to surface-dwellers.

These crustacean creatures are protected by their chitinous carapaces, spikes, and strange internal biology. They are strongly influenced by pheromones and appear to communicate through their chemical physiology, sometimes regurgitating their stomach acids. The different forms of yaghra that have appeared throughout Tamriel may be unique breeds, or different morphologies of the same life cycle.

Yaghra Monstrosity

Yaghra monstrosities take on the role of the yaghra queens, rapidly reproducing larva. These enormous yaghra share a lot of similarities with the larva they produce. Their massive, enlarged abdomen is protected by a hard shell, and is cluttered with orifices that serve dual purposes. They can expel acidic bile in a pustulent eruption to defend themselves, or quickly produce new larva to create new soldiers.