This week the world bore witness to the epic battle between a gigantic radioactive dinosaur and a really big gorilla. Of course, the movie offers more than that, with some twists, additional monsters, and more, but the core narrative is kaiju battles, and it does not disappoint.
Seems like this year has been the year of the kaiju here on Solo Run Studio. I didn’t really set out to make that a theme, but I’m fine with it. There have been a lot of kaiju creatures in media, and it is definitely something that can be included in your Starfinder games.
I don’t want to spoil the movie for anyone, so I won’t include anything here not seen in trailers. I’m also not going to tackle either titular kaiju – they are just going to be CR 20+ epic foes, and given the long media history of both there is little hope I can truly do them justice. What does that leave? Why the Nozuki, or Warbat. Shown fighting Kong in the trailers, they appear in the movie as one of many inhabitants in a strange and alien land.
WARBAT (aka NOZUKI) KAIJU
N Gargantuan magical beast
Init +0; Senses blindsense (scent) 100 ft., darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +22
EAC 26; KAC 28
Fort +16; Ref +16; Will +11
Defensive abilities fast healing 10
Speed 50 ft., fly 50 ft. (Su, perfect), swim 50 ft.
Melee bite +26 (6d4+20 P plus grab), wing strike +26 (6d4+20 S plus warbat venom)
Space 20ft.; Reach 15ft.
Offensive Abilities demolish structures
Str +8; Dex +0; Con +5; Int -3; Wis +4; Cha +0
Skills Acrobatics +27, Survival +22
Other Abilities massive
Environment hollow earth jungles, plateaus, and wetlands
Organization solitary, hunting groups of up to 3
Constrict (Ex) When a warbat successfully renews a grapple or a pin against an opponent, it automatically deals 6d4+20 bludgeoning damage to that creature.
Demolish Structures (Ex) A warbat has scales and bone structure that is harder than most metals, and it can therefore use its body against urban structures with deadly effect. A warbat’s natural weapons ignore the hardness of all structures not made of adamantine alloy or a harder material. Against structures made of such materials, a warbat’s natural weapons ignore half of the structure’s hardness.
Type poison (injury); Save Fortitude DC 19
Track Dexterity (special); Frequency 1/round for 6 rounds
Effect progression track is Sluggish–Stiffened–Staggered–Staggered–Immobile–Dead.
Cure 2 consecutive saves
Massive reptilian predators of the hollow earth, the warbats are just one of many kaiju that threaten explorers of that savage land.
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