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Tsukumogami, Ittan-Momen

Tsukumogami, Ittan-Momen
Image by Shigeru Mizuki

Writhing through the air like an immense serpent, this length of cloth bears a leering impression of a human face at its end.

Taken from Creature Codex

Ittan-momen are among the most dangerous of the tsukumogami, for they approach humanoids with malice rather than mischief. Created from bolts of fabric that remained unused due to tragedy and loss, ittan-momen take their bitterness on the world out on randomly selected victims. Although most ittan-momen lurk in the ruins of abandoned houses and shops, they will leave their haunts in order to fly through the streets in order to prey on passers-by. Ittan-momen do not cooperate with each other, but tailor shops or mansions may be host to a number of these murderous entities.

In combat, ittan-momen use their mobility and flight to harass and debilitate their opponents. Ittan-momen are so long and flexible that they can strangle and constrict one foe while simultaneously lashing out at potential rescuers. An ittan-momen measures thirty feet long and weighs about half a ton.

Variant Ittan-momen

Most ittan-momen are made from bolts of linen cloth, but some fabrics grant their ittan-momen additional abilities. Silken ittan-momen have the advanced simple template, lose their fire vulnerability and fly with good maneuverability. Wool ittan-momen fly with poor maneuverability, but creatures constricted by a woolen ittan-momen must succeed on a DC 17 Fortitude save or be sickened for 1 minute by itching.

Ittan-Momen CR 7
XP 3,200

CE Large construct (tsukumogami)
Init +4; Senses darkvision 60 ft., Perception +0
AC 17, touch 17, flat-footed 13 (-1 size, +4 Dexterity, +1 dodge, +3 deflection)
hp 106 (9d10+57)
Fort +3, Ref +9, Will +3
DR 10/slashing and magic
Defensive Abilities haunted, soul-powered; Immune construct traits; Vulnerable fire
Speed 30 ft., fly 40 ft. (average)
Melee slam +13 (3d6+7 plus grab)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Abilities constrict 3d6+7, swift grapple, strangle
Str 20, Dex 18, Con —, Int 3, Wis 11, Cha 16
Base Atk +9; CMB +15 (+19 grapple); CMD 29
Feats Dodge, Flyby Attack, Hover, Lightning Reflexes, Mobility
Skills Fly +12
Languages Common (cannot speak)
SQ improved compression
Environment urban
Organization solitary, pair or cluster (3-8)
Treasure incidental
Special Abilities
Improved Compression (Ex) An ittan-momen can move through an area equal in size to one eighth its space without squeezing, or one sixteenth its space when squeezing.
Swift Grapple (Ex) An ittan-momen can maintain a grapple as a swift action once per round, allowing it to attack opponents while grappling.

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