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by Jamie Baty

For detailed info on Hivebrood society, please look at the MMC- it is well worth looking at if you want to use these creatures.

Hivebrood Mother
DMR2 54, MMC 59
Large Monstrous Humanoid
Hit Dice: 12d8+72 (126 hp)
Initiative: -3 (-3 Dex)
Speed: 10 ft. (2 squares)
Armour Class: 12 (-1 size, -3 Dex, +6 natural), touch 6, flat-footed 12
Base Attack/Grapple: +12/+18
Attack: Nil
Full Attack: Nil
Space/Reach: 10 ft. /5 ft.
Special Attacks: Poisonous gas cloud
Special Qualities: Darkvision 60ft., immunity to blindness, vulnerability to fire
Saves: Fort +12, Ref +7, Will +12
Abilities: Str 14, Dex 4, Con 22, Int 4, Wis 14, Cha 12
Skills: Concentration +8, Hide -7, Listen +9, Spot +9, Survival +5
Feats: Alertness, Endurance, Great Fortitude, Iron Will, Lightning Reflexes
Environment: Any underground
Organisation: Solitary
Challenge Rating: 6
Treasure: Double Standard
Alignment: Always neutral evil
Advancement: 13-24 HD (Large); 25-36 HD (Huge)
Level Adjustment: -

Hivebrood mothers are the spiritual leaders of the hive. She is the progenitor of all the hivebrood larvae, and through her secretions, determines the destiny and role of each larva in the hive.
The mother's true purpose lies within perpetuating the hive, not in combat or any other hive tasks. Therefore she is incredibly tough despite her weakness and lack of mobility, and has some presence as leader despite her lack of intelligence. She relies on the controllers to coordinate the day-to-day activities of the hive.
Although she does not possess, or need, the hivebrood powers of the other hive members, the mother is mystically linked to every member of the hive and knows what is happening to her children and within her realm.

Hivebrood mothers engage in combat only if the very centre of the hive faces a threat. As their only form of attack, mothers emit a cloud of noxious chemicals.

Poisonous Gas Cloud (Ex): As a full round action, a hivebrood mother may emit a 30ft radius cloud of noxious, chemical gas. Each round a creature is in the gas, it must make a Fortitude save vs DC 22 (Con based) or suffer 2d6 Con damage. The hivebrood, creatures immune to poison or that do not breathe, are immune to this gas cloud. The gas cloud lasts 2d6 minutes. A mother may emit this cloud 3/day.

Immunity to Blindness (Ex): A hivebrood mother does not suffer any ill-effects from being blinded. If the mother is the target of a spell or ability that causes deafness while under a blindness effect, the mother suffers a -2 penalty to all attack rolls, damage rolls, and skill checks.

Vulnerability to Fire (Ex): Mothers take half again as much (+50%) damage as normal from fire, regardless of whether a saving throw is allowed, or if the save is a success or failure.