Eater of Worlds (3.5e Creature)

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Eater of Worlds
Size/Type: Colossal Magical Beast (Evil, Chaotic, Earth, Extraplanar)
Hit Dice: 48d10+720 (965 hp)
Initiative: -1
Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares), burrow 60 ft.
Armor Class: 21 (-1 Dex, +20 natural, -8 Size), touch 1, flat-footed 21
Base Attack/Grapple: +24/+32
Attack: Bite +41 melee (8d6+24/19-20×2)
Full Attack: Bite +41 melee (8d6+24/19-20×2)
Space/Reach: 40 ft./20 ft.
Special Attacks: Frightful presence, tail slap, trample, improved grab, swallow whole
Special Qualities: All-around vision, earth glide, darkvision 60', low-light vision, blindsight 60', mindless, breathless, tireless, grotesque renewal, unhallowed blight, immune to sleep effects, disease, paralysis, non-magical fire
Saves: Fort +51, Ref +35, Will +28
Abilities: Str 42, Dex 9, Con 40, Int -, Wis 10, Cha 14
Skills: -17 Hide, +24 Listen, +34 Spot*, +4 Search
Feats: Power Attack, Improved Bullrush, Awesome Blow, Snatch, Weapon Focus (Bite), Improved Critical (Bite), Blind-Fight, Run, Epic Will
Environment: Any evil- and chaotic-aligned plane
Organization: Solitary
Challenge Rating: 24
Treasure: Double standard
Alignment: Always Chaotic Evil
Advancement: -
Level Adjustment: -
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Erupting from the ground before you is a humongous, corrupt, segmented, worm-like monstrosity, sickly grey-black in coloration, covered with symmetrical eyes, sharp growths, and covered in slick and yet gripping carapace from its head to its tail. Its head is mostly four baleful eyes and two sets of massive pincers.

While more than one whole eater of worlds has never been seen at one time, many sightings on the evil planes would have any being question if more than one exists or if some malignant gods or forces reincarnate the same corpse.

While not a true tanar'ri, an eater of worlds is a demon (though other demons wouldn't ever consider it kin). It thrives on evilly-aligned planes, eating almost anything smaller in its way, especially things that can't fly or get out of the way. If it is ever summoned to the Material plane, it is an engine of destruction and devouring, leaving nothing behind it but filth and desolation - even the caster that summoned it isn't safe from its toothy gullet.

Fortunately, it cannot willingly travel outside of evil and tainted areas, as it also needs to feed on the negative energy from the soil and earth and air. However due to its aura of corruption, unfouled lands eventually become blighted and desecrated within a week or so if it remains there for the duration.

Trying to summon another eater of worlds while one already exists on the Material Plane will slay the caster attempting to summon another one, no save. Trying to create another eater of worlds with the Clone spell, Raise Dead, Resurrect, Reincarnate or similar spells or powers (including the Wish or Miracle spell) automatically fail.

The body of an eater of worlds is eight feet in diameter and 300 feet long, weighing about 75 tonnes (or 150,000 pounds).

An eater of worlds cannot speak, and cannot comprehend any languages.


Frightful Presence (Ex): An eater of worlds can inspire terror by roaring loudly or charging. Affected creatures must succeed on a DC 36 Will save or become shaken, remaining in that condition as long as they remain within 90 feet of an eater of worlds. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Tail Slap (Ex): The eater of worlds can slap one opponent each round with its tail. A tail slap deals 4d6+26 bludgeoning and piercing damage and is treated as a secondary attack (-5 to its full attack bonus).

Trample (Ex): As a standard action during its turn each round, an eater of worlds can trample Huge or smaller opponents. This attack deals 3d8+24 points of bludgeoning and slashing damage. A trampled opponent can attempt either an attack of opportunity at a -4 penalty or a Reflex save (DC 38) for half damage.

Improved Grab (Ex): To use this ability, an eater of worlds must hit with its bite attack. It can then attempt to start a grapple as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity. If it wins the grapple check, it establishes a hold and can attempt to swallow the foe the following round.

Swallow Whole (Ex): An eater of worlds can try to swallow a grabbed opponent of a smaller size than itself by making a successful grapple check. Once inside, the opponent takes 2d8+12 points of crushing damage plus 8 points of acid damage per round from the eater of worlds' gizzard. A swallowed creature can cut its way out by using a light slashing or piercing weapon to deal 25 points of damage to the gizzard (AC 17). Once the creature exits, muscular action closes the hole; another swallowed opponent must cut its own way out. An eater of worlds' interior can hold 2 Huge, 8 Large, 32 Medium, 128 Small, or 512 Tiny or smaller opponents.

All-around vision (Ex): An eater of worlds' symmetrically placed eyes allow it to look in any direction, providing a +4 racial bonus on Spot and Search checks. An eater of worlds can't be flanked.

Earth Glide (Ex): An eater of worlds can glide through stone, dirt, or almost any other sort of earth except metal as easily as a fish swims through water. Its burrowing leaves behind no tunnel or hole, nor does it create any ripple or other signs of its presence. A Move Earth spell cast on the area containing a burrowing eater of worlds flings the eater of worlds back 30 feet, stunning the creature for 1 round unless it succeeds on a DC 15 Fortitude save.

Mindless: No Intelligence score, and immunity to all mind-affecting effects (charms, compulsions, phantasms, patterns, and morale effects).

Breathless (Ex): An eater of worlds does not breathe, so it has immunity to drowning, suffocation, and attacks that require inhalation (such as some types of poison).

Tireless (Ex): An eater of worlds does not sleep or get tired, so it has immunity to sleep (both magical and non-magical), fatigue, exhaustion, and does not need sleep or rest.

Grotesque Renewal (Ex): When an eater of worlds has been brought down to half of its maximum health, it splits into two identical eater of worlds each with half of the original’s current hit points (round down), and is considered half of its length and weight of the original. Each time a new eater of worlds has been brought down to half of its maximum health again, repeat this process. An eater of worlds with 10 hit points or less cannot be further split and dies if reduced to 0 hit points.

Unhallowed Blight (Su): As the spell Despoil [Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss], caster level 24. Continuous duration. Casting time instantaneous. The spoiling spreads at a speed of 10 ft. per round unless the eater of worlds is not present in the area of spoilage.

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