Sea Serpent, Lantern, Ancient (CR 21)
Gargantuan Dragon (Water)
Alignment: Always lawful evil
AC: 39 (-4 size, +33 natural), touch 6, flat-footed 39
Hit Dice: 33d12+297 (511 hp); DR: 5/magic
Fort +27, Ref +18, Will +23
Speed: 40 ft., swim 120 ft.
Space: 40 ft./15 ft.
Base Attack +33; Grapple +57
Attack: 1 bite +41, 2 claws +36 + 1 tail slap +36
Damage: 1 bite 4d6+12, 2 claws 2d8+6, 1 tail slap 2d8
Special Attacks/Actions: Breath weapon 19d6 (35), Constrict
Abilities: Str 35, Dex 10, Con 29, Int 20, Wis 21, Cha 20
Special Qualities: Amphibious, color spray, Dispel Magic, Hypnotic Pattern, DR 10/magic, Prismatic Spray, DR 15/magic, SR 28, Fear aura (DC 31)
Feats: #Feats: 12
Class Skills: Hide, Intimidate, Move Silently, and Skill points: 171
Advancement: 34-35 HD
Climate/Terrain: Temperate Aquatic
Organization: Solitary (1 dragon, any age), clutch (1d4+1 wyrmlings, very young, young, juvenile, or young adults), family (pair of mature adults and 1d4+1 offspring)
Treasure: Double Standard
Amphibious (Ex): Sea serpents can breathe air as easily as they breathe water.
Constrict (Ex): A sea serpent of Medium size or larger deals damage with a successful grapple check. The amount of damage dealt depends upon the creature's size, as indicated on the following chart. The sea serpent adds 1-1/2 times its Strength bonus on damage rolls made to constrict.
Lantern sea serpents carefully plan before an attack. Using their spell-like abilities, lantern serpents soften up their prey, weakening their victims before they strike. Then they attack physically, destroying whatever is left of their prey.
Improved Grab (Ex): To use this ability, the sea serpent must hit with its bite or tail slap attacks. It can then attempt to start a grapple as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity. If it wins a grapple check, it establishes a hold. If it gets a hold with its bite it can attempt to swallow the foe the following round. If it gets a hold with its tail slap it can constrict.
Swallow Whole (Ex): A sea serpent can attempt to swallow an opponent at least two size categories smaller than itself by making a successful grapple check. Once inside, the opponent takes bite damage plus 1d8 points of acid damage every round from the serpent's digestive tract. A swallowed creature can attempt to cut its way out by using a light slashing or piercing weapon to deal 3 points of damage per age category of the sea serpent to its digestive tract (AC 15). Once the creature exits, muscular action closes the hole; other swallowed opponents must cut their own ways out.
A sea serpent's digestive tract can hold up to one opponent of two size categories smaller than itself and four times as many of each size category below that. For example, a Huge sea serpent's digestive tract can hold 1 Medium, 4 Small, 16 Tiny, or 64 Diminutive or smaller opponents.
Breath Weapon (Su): A lantern sea serpent has one kind of breath weapon, a line of crackling red lightning. Creatures caught in the line of electricity receive a Reflex save for half damage.
Spell-Like Abilities: At will - color spray, hypnotic pattern; 3/day-dispel magic, prismatic spray.
Skills: Hide, Intimidate, and Move Silently are considered class skills for lantern sea serpents.
This subtype usually is used for elementals and outsiders with a connection to the Elemental Plane of Water. Creatures with the water subtype always have swim speeds and can move in water without making Swim checks. A water creature can breathe underwater and usually can breathe air as well.