Encounters by Locale: Cormanthor - The Rimwood

Cockroach, Giant (CR 2)

Medium Vermin
Alignment: Always neutral
Initiative: +4 (Dex); Senses: darkvision 60 ft., scent, and tremorsense


AC: 20 (+4 Dex, +6 natural), touch 14, flat-footed 16
Hit Dice: 4d8+12 (30 hp)
Fort +7, Ref +5, Will +1
Speed: 40 ft., climb 40 ft.
Space: 5 ft./5 ft.
Base Attack +3; Grapple +8
Attack: Bite +8 melee (1d6+7)
Full Attack: Bite +8 melee (1d6+7)
Damage: -
Special Attacks: Stench
Abilities: Str 21, Dex 18, Con 16, Int -, Wis 10, Cha 2
Special Qualities: vermin traits
Feats: -
Skills: -
Advancement: 5-8 HD (Medium); 8-12 HD (Large)
Climate/Terrain: Underground
Organization: Solitary, swarm (3-10), or aggregate (11-20)
Treasure: None

Source: Underdark

A 6-foot long cockroach slowly moves its antennae.

Exceedingly dangerous, giant cockroaches are fast, resilient, and tough. They usually live in areas near water, often where decaying organic material can be found. In truth, however, cockroaches breed anyplace that offers a modicum of warmth.

A giant cockroach's carapace may be brown, black, or gray. Its body is oblong in shape, and its appendages include six legs and a pair of very long antennae. Its exoskeleton usually has a shiny or oily appearance because of its secretions.

Certain giant cockroaches can fly with average maneuverability and a fly speed of 60 feet.

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