It is a nearly shapeless four-legged beast with a sickly yellow sheen to its greasy exterior. Somewhere within the massive bulk the legs carry is a pair of pure yellow eyes, and a fanged mouth that shoots out from within the fatty bulk to strike painfully.

Grabast (CR 1; XP 400)


NE Medium aberration
Init +6; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +6
AC 14, touch 13, flat-footed 11
(+3 Dex, +1 natural)
hp 11 (2d8+2)
Fort +1, Ref +3, Will +4
Defensive Abilities slippery
Speed 30 ft.
Melee bite +2 (1d6+1), 2 claws +2 (1d4+1)
Special Attack grease
Str 12, Dex 17, Con 12, Int 6, Wis 12, Cha 14
Base Atk +1; CMB +2; CMD 15 (can’t be grappled)
Feats Improved Initiative
Skills Acrobatics +11, Climb +5, Perception +6, Stealth +7; Racial Modifiers +8 Acrobatics, +4 Climb
Environment underground
Organization solitary, pair, pack (6-11)
Treasure none
Special Abilities
Grease (Su) Grabast leave a 5 ft.-wide greasy trail wherever they move. Those entering this area or within this area must succeed at a DC 13 Reflex save or fall prone. Moving through this area can be done at half speed with a successful DC 10 Acrobatics check, failure meaning that the creature can’t move that round. If the check fails by 5 or more, the creature falls even if it succeeded at the initial Reflex save. Grabasts are unaffected by this grease. The save DC is Charisma-based. Greasy areas fade after 1 minute.
Slippery (Ex) A grabast is impossibly slippery and hence impossible to grapple

Grabasts are amorphous creatures that dwell beneath the surface. While for the most part they appear without form, they drag their massive bulks around on what can be considered four fat and stumpy legs, the front two which contain sharp claws made of stone. Grabasts consist almost entirely out of a yellow, greasy fat giving them a peculiar aroma when up close. Their heads and eyes are absorbed within their massive bodies, but these can shoot out from the body to deliver bite attacks when in combat. Grabasts typically stand about 4 ft. high at the shoulder, and weight as much as 300 to 400 pounds.

These carnivorous creatures often dwell in the underdeep in packs, hunting for fresh meat. In large numbers they are particularly dangerous, as they can move swiftly within their own greasy circumferences, and so gain a distinct advantage against prone combatants. They will often attempt to take down prey larger than themselves, appearing at times reckless in their search for fresh meat. It is believed that grabasts reproduce by splitting themselves into two halves, both which then take some time to develop into fully-grown beasts. It is not known if there is any actual mating involved between grabasts, as these creature, apart from hunting in packs, do not show any other forms of social behaviour.

On Porphyra
Grabasts are sometimes keep by xelusine drow as their natural grease can be used in many alchemical mixtures. In the wild, grabast are hunted by kripar for their fatty meat.