Notchion (3.5e Monster)
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|Size/Type:||Medium Humanoid (Extraplanar)|
|Hit Dice:||15d8+150 (217 hp)|
|Speed:||30 ft, burrow 30 ft|
|Armor Class:||31 (+1 dex, +13 adamantine full plate, +7 heavy shield), touch 11, flat-footed 30|
|Attack:||Adamantine Longsword +22 melee (1d8+15, 19-20/x2) or Adamantine Heavy Pick +22 melee (1d6+15, 20/x4) or Mwk Battleaxe +22 melee (1d8+15, 20/x3) or Unarmed Strike +21 melee (1d4+15, 20/x2) or Mwk Composite Longbow +22 ranged (1d8+20, 20/x3)|
|Full Attack:||Adamantine Longsword +22/+17/+12 melee (1d8+15, 19-20/x2) or Adamantine Heavy Pick +22/+17/+12 melee (1d6+15, 20/x4) or Mwk Battleaxe +22/+17/+12 melee (1d8+15, 20/x3) or Unarmed Strike +21/+16/+11 melee (1d4+15, 20/x2) or Mwk Composite Longbow +22/+17/+12 ranged (1d8+20, 20/x3)|
|Space/Reach:||5 ft/20 ft; see text|
|Special Attacks:||Cube Material, SLAs|
|Special Qualities:||Armor Mastery, Autocollect, Deep Pockets, Mining Mastery, Phantom Range, Refreshed Fast Healing 5, Supreme Crafter|
|Saves:||Fort +15, Ref +15, Will +11|
|Abilities:||Str 31, Dex 13, Con 21, Int 18, Wis 12, Cha 10|
|Skills:||Craft Any +33, Handle Animal +18, Jump +24, Listen +19, Survival +19, Swim +20|
|Feats:||Improved Unarmed StrikeB, Skill Focus (craft), Universal Expert (craft)B, Mundane Crafter (Brew Potion), Mundane Crafter (Craft Wondrous Item), Mundane Crafter (Craft Magic Arms and Armor), Deadly AimPathfinder, Brutal Shooter, Shroud of Resistance|
|Treasure:||Double Standard; see text|
|Alignment:||Usually True Neutral|
|Advancement:||By character class|
This short stocky humanoid with a large square jaw and stubby limbs could be mistaken for a dwarf, though its beard was only modest and on closer expression it seemed to lack detail, especially lacking hands which end in squarish nubs. It seemed unphased by this lack of digits as it deftly manipulates its pickaxe without saying a word and bores through the wall at terrifying speed.
Strange travelers said to be from another dimension where law and chaos were strong and ever-clashing, they are mostly found along the infinite expanse of the Outlands exploring the far reaches of the world and constructing all manner of structures, monuments, and towns in their wake. Some even say the edge cities which hold the alignment portals were originally build by these creatures. They are consummate builders, usually appearing as humanoid males with beards though variations have been seen. They are also completely silent, never saying a word though clearly understanding languages. Fueled by creative intent they usually travel alone to a barren place and turn it into something new and sometimes impossible.
They are known to have strange appetites, able to devour entire mountains of food but never need to drink or sleep. And on the note they are able to carry entire mountains of food, and sometimes entire mountains, for they have the ability to alter the size of materials they come across and carry an absurd amount of weight without even slowing down.
Notchions understand, but do not speak, Common and Terran. They are 6 feet tall and weight 200 lbs.
A notchion who engages in combat usually does so clad in diamond armor and wearing a diamond blade (treat as adamantine), though it can be found with normal iron, base wood or stone, or other exotic materials on any and all of its equipment. It fights with a longsword and shield, but sometimes employs its pickaxe or battleaxe for combat as well. They are not beyond
Armor Mastery (Ex): A notchion can move its normal speed in medium and heavy armor.
Autocollect (Ex): A notchion can pick up (and subsequently store) any unattended loose items as a free action as long as it is within 20 ft.
Cube Material (Ex): Notchions have a strange effect on the world. Any material it manages to successfully burrow through or sunder leaves cubical chunks of itself, which are typically autocollected immediately.
Deep Pockets (Ex): Notchions possess a sort of hammerspace which acts as a handy haversack that it part of their bodies. However, they can store up to 2000 lbs of nonliving material per point of strength they have, up to 5 ft cubes of substance in size. They can pocket and draw items out as a free action. Notchions also have an absurd carrying capacity and can physically carry up to 2000 lbs of material per point of strength.
Mining Mastery (Ex): Notchions possess a burrow speed which is actually a result of their efficient mining rather than a natural ability. As long as they have some sort of mining tool such as a pick or a shovel on hand they have a burrow speed of 30 ft. This burrow speed is not limited to soil, sand, and gravel and can bore through rocks and other materials, as long as the material has a hardness less than the hardness of their equipment -5. If the material has hardness between your hardness and your hardness -4, they can still burrow but at half speed. They cannot burrow through materials with hardness greater than that of their tool. For this reason, adamantine picks are prized among their kind.
Phantom Range (Ex): Notchions have a deceptive range, able to swing in the air and affect things far away. Notchions have a 20 ft reach, though reach weapons only add +5 feet as if they were medium creatures as normal.
Refreshed Fast Healing (Ex): As long as the notchion is not fatigued or exhausted, they have fast healing 5.
Supreme Crafter (Ex): A notchion has a +8 racial bonus to Craft, and can ignore any spell requirements for any of the magic items they create. They still pay gold and XP as normal. They can craft any item, magic or mundane, within the space of 1 hour or less.