Carabidae

The insect people of the Orcish Badlands, residing just on the border of the Alley of Sandstorms. Possessing some form of intellect this race of people have managed to craft a crude fort out of sand packed with saliva to protect the largest oasis in the badlands. They appear to have a natural empathy with the deserts largest killer, the goliath beetle. This relationship has ended almost all attempts to un-seat them from their fort and precious resource. Within a day of a large enough force appearing at the wall the bugs drove them into the jaws of their ‘cousins’. Most communication is done with other races from the slyvan tounge though they possess a language of their own, a combination of chirps and buzzing noises.

As a monster…

Hunched over beetles that wield slings and spears. XP 400 N medium humanoid warrior Init-2 Senses: Perception +0, Darkvision 60ft.

AC 14 (+6 natural, -2 Dex) Hp 8 (d10+3) Fort +5, Ref -2, Will +0 Immune: Disease and most mind-affecting effects.

Movement: 20ft, Flying(poor) 30ft Melee: shortspear +2, damage d6+1 Ranged: sling +2, damage 1d4+1 (or use puffbull ammunition at +0, causes sickened 2 rounds DC 14 Fort save)

STR 12, CON 16, DEX 7, INT 8, WIS 10, CHA 4. B.A.B. +1, CMD 10, CMB +2 Feats: Mounted Combat Skills: Handle Animal +3, Ride +3, Fly -3. SQ Insect Affinity, Talks to Insects.

Insect Affinity: treat all charisma based interactions with other insects as having a Charisma modifier of +3. Talks to Insects: Can speaks to insects as though using the Speak With Animals spell.

Environment: Any where with high magic and insect population. Organization: solitary, hunting party (2-6), raiding party (3 with Giant Wasp Mounts) and colony (5-30 with two 3rd level sergeants, 6th level leader, 1d6+2 Giant wasps and d20 younglings)

Youngling N small humanoid Init +0 Senses: Perception +0, Darkvision 60ft.

AC 14 (+4 natural, +0 Dex) Hp 4 (d8+1) Fort +5, Ref +0, Will +0

Movement: 30ft, Flying (poor) 20 ft Melee: bite +0 (d3-1)

STR 8, CON 12, DEX 11, INT 8, WIS 10, CHA 4. B.A.B +0, CMD 9(17 vs Trip) CMB -2 SQ Insect Affinity, Talk to Insects.

Carabidae

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