Encounters: The Upperdark (Underground, Settled)

Lith (CR 6)

Medium Magical Beast (Earth)
Alignment: Always chaotic evil
Initiative: +2 (Dex); Senses: darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, Listen +3, and Spot +3

AC: 20 (+2 Dex, +8 natural), touch 12, flat-footed 18
Hit Dice: 4d10+20 (42 hp); DR: DR 10/magic
Fort +9, Ref +6, Will +1

Speed: 40 ft.
Space: 5 ft./5 ft.
Base Attack +4; Grapple +7
Attack: Claw +7 melee (1d4+3)
Full Attack: 2 claws +7 melee (1d4+3) and bite +5 melee (1d6+1) and gore +5 melee (1d6+1)
Special Attacks: Psionics

Abilities: Str 16, Dex 15, Con 20, Int 6, Wis 11, Cha 15
Special Qualities: freeze
Feats: Alertness; Multiattack
Skills: Hide +7, Listen +3, and Spot +3
Advancement: 5-6 HD (Medium); 7-12 HD (Large)

Climate/Terrain: Underground
Organization: Solitary or pair
Treasure: Standard

Source: Underdark

Psionics (Sp): At will - meld into stone; 3/day - passwall, wall of stone; 1/day - flesh to stone (DC 18), stone sphere (DC 17). Caster level 6th. The save DCs are Charisma-based.

Freeze (Ex): A lith can hold itself so still that it appears to be a statue. An observer must succeed on a DC 20 Spot check to notice that the lith is really alive.

Skills: A lith receives a +8 racial bonus on Hide checks when concealed against a background of worked stone.

Liths prefer to use their psionic abilities with surprise, but they can defend themselves physically if they must. A lith uses its psionics to retreat into the nearby stone if it fears it is on the losing end of a conflict.

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