Garbler (CR 8)

Small Aberration
Alignment: Always chaotic neutral
Initiative: +6 (+2 Dex, +4 Improved Initiative); Senses: darkvision 60 ft.


AC: 21 (+1 size, +2 Dex, +8 natural), touch 13, flat-footed 19
Hit Dice: 11d8+66 (115 hp)
Fort +9, Ref +5, Will +8
Speed: 20 ft., climb 20 ft.
Space: 5 ft./5 ft.
Base Attack +8; Grapple +4
Attack: Bite +12 melee
Full Attack: 4 bites +12 melee
Damage: Bite 1d6
Special Attacks/Actions: Random utterance, reverse utterance
Abilities: Str 10, Dex 15, Con 22, Int 4, Wis 13, Cha 13
Special Qualities: immunities
Feats: Improved Initiative; Improved Natural Attack (bite); Weapon Finesse; Weapon Focus (bite)
Skills: Balance +9 and Escape Artist +9
Advancement: 12-16 HD (Small); 17-33 HD (Medium)
Climate/Terrain: Underground
Organization: Solitary
Treasure: None

Source: Tome of Magic

Combat

A garbler is blind, but it can sense foes nearby using its blind-sight. Once it detects prey, a garbler rushes to attack the nearest creature with its many gnashing mouths.

Random Utterance (Su): Every round as a free action, amid its garbled babbling, a garbler speaks one word of power. This utterance affects one random target within range.

d6Utterance
1Defensive edge (reversed)
2Morale boost (reversed)
3Temporal twist (reversed)
4Greater speed of the zephyr (reversed)
5Spell rebirth (reversed)
6Preternatural clarity (reversed)

Reverse Utterance (Su): As an immediate action, a garbler can reverse any utterance from the lexicon of the Evolving Mind that it hears spoken within 60 feet. The target remains the same, but a garbler uses this ability when reversing an utterance would be advantageous to it. Thus, a truespeaker seeking to harm the garbler with a reversed word of nurturing might inadvertently heal it instead. A garbler instinctively knows how best to reverse an utterance and will never reverse a beneficial utterance that targets it.

Immunities: A garbler has immunity to gaze attacks, visual effects, illusions, and other attack forms that rely on sight.

Skills: A garbler never needs to make a Truespeak check for its utterances