aliases: the Tatterweb, the Hermit Ant

Armor Class: 16 (called shot to the underbelly is against AC 10)

Hit Points: 75 (10d10+20)

Speed: 20 ft

STR 18 (+4)

DEX 16 (+3)

CON 14 (+2)

INT 1 (-5)

WIS 20 (+5)

CHA 6 (-2)

Saving Throws: STR +7, CON +5, WIS +8

Skills: Perception 8, Stealth 6

Senses: Tactile within a 10×10 square centered on itself, passive perception 18

Languages: none


Bite: +7 to-hit, 5ft reach, 1d12 damage.

Pin: melee attack, +7 to-hit, 5ft reach, On-hit: target must pass a STR save against the Nestrau’s to-hit roll or remain pinned by one of it’s foreclaws. The creature has two foreclaws and may only pin two creatures at a time. If the creature takes a move action, the pin ends.

Special Characteristics

Light Sink: Magical and non-magical light is diminished in proximity to this creature. Fires, torches, and light spells are at half brightness and half range within 50 feet of this creature. The same are at quarter brightness and quarter range within 20 feet of this creature. Fires completely extinguish and light-casting spells are dispelled within 10 feet of this creature. All light except for sunlight, moonlight, and starlight are effected by this aura.

Natural Camouflage: The Nestrau has +2 stealth in any light conditions other than obscured daylight.

Blindness: The Nestrau is completely blind, and uses its antennae to navigate by touch alone. They have no sense of sight, and subhuman senses of smell, hearing, and taste. Their delicately sensitive antennae are their only reliable means of sensing the world around them.


These creatures establish solitary lairs, seeking out narrow spaces where they can’t be avoided easily. Their antennae fill a 10x10x10 square, and the Nestrau uses them similarly to a spider’s web, feeling for creatures brushing against their antennae to locate prey, and attempt to kill prey in a single, surprising strike. When multiple targets enter a lair at once, the creature will attempt to pin some with its powerful forelimbs while fighting its main target with its mandibles. Their diet is purely carnivorous.