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Ravenous Skull

Aliens in the "Ravenous Skull" Family

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Ravenous Skull Swarm6

Ravenous Skull, Ravenous Skull Swarm

Source Starfinder #49: A Light in the Dark pg. 61

Ravenous Skull Swarm CR 6

XP 2,400
NE Tiny undead (swarm)
Init +5; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +13
Aura clattering jaws (15ft., DC 14)


HP 90
EAC 18; KAC 20
Fort +8; Ref +8; Will +7
Defensive Abilities swarm defenses; DR 5/magic; Immunities swarm immunities, undead immunities


Speed 10 ft., fly 30 ft. (Su, average)
Melee swarm attack (1d4+9 P plus bloody bites)
Space 10; Reach 0
Offensive Abilities distraction (DC 14)


STR +3; DEX +5; CON —; INT —; WIS +2; CHA +1
Skills Acrobatics +18, Athletics +13, Stealth +13
Other Abilities mindless, unliving


Environment any
Organization solitary or pair

Special Abilities

Bloody Bites (Ex) The skull swarm gnaws on living creatures, tearing away flesh and leaving terrible, bloody wounds. Each time the skull swarm deals 12 or more piercing damage to a living creature in a single round, that living creature gains the bleeding condition (bleed 1d4).
Clattering Jaws (Su) A ravenous skull swarm's constantly clattering jaws creates a chorus of ominous, taunting laughter. A creature that is within this aura, can hear the skull swarm, and fails a DC 14 Will saving throw is shaken for as long as it remains in the aura plus 1d4 rounds. This is a mind-affecting fear effect.


Ravenous skulls are flying humanoid skulls driven by ceaseless hunger to consume living f esh. Mindless creatures, they act on instinct, and are often formed from the skulls of those who died of starvation or in terrible necromantic rituals. Rarely, a group of ravenous skulls forms a skull swarm.