Bond of the Caterpillar (3.5e Feat)

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Bond of the Caterpillar [Symbiotic] Prerequisites: Aspect of the Vermin class feature, Aspect of the Caterpillar.Benefit: [Symbiotic] feats increase the effectiveness of your [Hivemaster] feats. For your aspect of the caterpillar feat, you are considered to have one more level in hivemaster. The individual benefits of that feat are also altered, as follows.

3: Many breeds of caterpillars are able to feel vibrations through the ground itself, and tell when something is coming or where something might be. You have taken on this trait as well. You gain Tremorsense at a range of 5 feet per hivemaster level. If you already have Tremorsense for whatever reason, then the range of that Tremorsense doubles, instead.

7: Caterpillars are known for being the insects that undergo the most complete transformation while growing. You have taken on this trait, and have grown to be able to change your body to your every whim. Whenever you exit the chrysalis granted to you by the original aspect of the caterpillar feat (after having been in it for at least 10 consecutive rounds), you may select a single transmutation spell, which has a duration and can target you. This spell must be of a level equal to or lower than ⅓ of your hivemaster level (rounded up) and from the sorcerer/wizard spell list. Until you re-enter your chrysalis, you are under the effects of the selected spell. The effects of this spell are extraordinary in nature, and cannot be dispelled.

11: Caterpillars eat everything, and so do you. You gain a bite attack which deals damage according to the table below. If you have a bite attack, increase the damage of the bite by one size category. If you had no primary natural attacks, then this bite attack becomes a primary natural attack. If you already had a primary natural attack, then this bite attack becomes a secondary natural attack.

15: As you grow more and more akin to the bloating larva that crawl across your body, you have begun to even further incorporate their transformational traits into your own biology. Now, whenever you exit the chrysalis granted to you by the original aspect of the caterpillar feat and come under the effects of a transmutation spell (under the restrictions already listed), you may also select up to two more spells at the same time, placing you under a total of three transmutation spells from the sorcerer/wizard spell list. These additional spells follow the same rules as the initial spell.

Special: A character can only have a number of [Symbiotic] feats equal to the number of times that they have gained the Aspect of the Vermin class feature.

Table: Hivemaster Bite Attack
Type Size
Fine Diminutive Tiny Small Medium Large Huge Gargantuan Colossal
Bite 1 1d2 1d3 1d4 1d6 1d8 2d6 3d6 4d6

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Article BalanceHigh +
AuthorMock Turtle +
Identifier3.5e Feat +
PrerequisiteAspect of the Vermin class feature + and Aspect of the Caterpillar. +
RatingUndiscussed +
SummaryYou have grown so similar to the larva that creep across your body and devour any plant-life that grows near them, that it is actually unsettling. +
TitleBond of the Caterpillar +
TypeSymbiotic +