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Formian WorkerCreature 1

Source Pathfinder #173: Doorway to the Red Star
Perception +6 (darkvision, scent (imprecise) 30 feet)
Languages Akitonian, Formian, Telepathy 30 Feet
Skills Athletics +7, Survival +6
Str +4, Dex +1, Con +3, Int +0, Wis +1, Cha +0

AC 16; Fort +8; Reflex +4; Will +6;
HP 20
Speed 30 feet (burrow 5 feet)
Resistances Sonic 2

Jaws One Action +7 (+2, -3) to hit 1d4+4 Slashing


A monster with darkvision can see perfectly well in areas of darkness and dim light, though such vision is in black and white only. Some forms of magical darkness, such as a 4th-level Darkness spell, block normal darkvision. A monster with Greater Darkvision, however, can see through even these forms of magical darkness.

Scent (Imprecise) 30 feet

Scent involves sensing creatures or objects by smell, and is usually a vague sense. The range is listed in the ability, and it functions only if the creature or object being detected emits an aroma (for instance, incorporeal creatures usually do not exude an aroma).

If a creature emits a heavy aroma or is upwind, the GM can double or even triple the range of scent abilities used to detect that creature, and the GM can reduce the range if a creature is downwind.

Telepathy 30 feet (aura, divination, magical)

A monster with telepathy can communicate mentally with any creatures within the listed radius, as long as they share a language. This doesn't give any special access to their thoughts, and communicates no more information than normal speech would.

Hive Mind (divination, primal)

Formians operate from a shared hive intelligence that allows them to communicate nearly instantaneously. While within telepathic range of at least one other formian from the same hive mind, a formian worker gains a +2 circumstance bonus to initiative checks, Perception checks, and saving throws against mental effects. If one formian is aware of a combatant, all members of the hive mind within range are aware of it.

Able Assistant

When using the Aid action to assist another formian from the same hive mind within range of its hive link, if the formian worker rolls a success, they get a critical success instead, and if they roll a critical failure, they get a failure instead.

Heavy Lifter

Formian workers excel at heavy labor. A formian worker can carry 5 additional bulk beyond the normal limits for their Strength before becoming encumbered or overburdened.

By far the most common formian on Akiton, workers are focused and industrious, naturally skilled at manual labor and coordinating with peers.

Formians resemble unusually large ants with an insectile humanoid's upper torso. More powerful or influential formians are physically larger; common formian workers are roughly the height of a gnome, while the largest formians, such as taskmasters and queens, rival a giant in size.

Formian society is a strict matriarchy. Though each hive's queen is theoretically independent and her rule absolute, allegiances are common, and less powerful hives often (grudgingly) defer to more powerful matriarchs.



Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.