Troll, Web1
A fat humanoid creature hangs suspended in spider’s web. It has bristly black hair all over its head, shoulders and back.

Troll, Web (CR 5; XP 1,600)
CE Large humanoid (giant)
Init +6; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +14
AC 19, touch 11, flat-footed 17
(+2 Dex, +8 natural, -1 size)
hp 59 (7d8+28); regeneration 5 (electricity)
Fort +6, Ref +7, Will +3
Immune poison
Speed 30 ft., climb 20 ft.
Melee 2 claws +8 (1d6+4), bite +8 (1d8+4)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks web (+6 ranged, DC 21, 7 hp)
Str 18, Dex 14, Con 18, Int 10, Wis 12, Cha 10
Base Atk +5; CMB +10; CMD 24
Feats Improved Initiative, Skill Focus (Perception, Stealth)
Skills Climb +12, Perception +14, Stealth +6
Language Giant
SQ spider empathy +8
Environment forest, jungle
Organization solitary or network (2-4) plus assorted spiders
Treasure standard
Special Abilities
Inflammable Strong Webs (Ex) A web troll’s webs gain a +4 bonus to the DC to break or escape and cannot be burned.
Spider Empathy (Ex) This ability functions as a druid’s wild empathy, save that a web troll can only use this ability on spiders. A web troll gains a +8 racial bonus on this check. Spiders are normally mindless, but this empathic communication imparts on them a modicum of implanted intelligence, allowing web troll to train spiders to perform tasks. Spider empathy treats spider swarms as if they were one creature possessing a single mind—a web troll can thus use this ability to influence and direct the actions of spider swarms with relative ease.

Ferocious and sly relatives of common trolls, web trolls are possible crossbreeds with the arachnoid creatues called ettercaps. Living semi-symbiotically with spiders of many types, web trolls use them for food when pickings are slim, and do not tolerate lesser webs touching their own. Otherwise, medium and large spiders are their pets, minions, and cannon fodder, to use as they see fit, and spider swarms drive potential prey into the remarkably resilient webs that the web trolls spin themselves.
Web trolls make up for their physical shortcomings with higher intelligence and stronger personalities, fancying themselves king of their forest domains to the extent that they are able. They do not negotiate with “food”, but if all of their spider minions are wiped out or chased away, they often feel quite naked without them, and as such can be cowed into letting prey escape.

On Porphyra
Many are the dire creatures of the dense jungles of the Pyynian Coast, so much so that one wonders why they haven’t spread to dominate other lands. But even the web troll, a mid-level predator in that noxious domain, fits into an ecosystem and is itself preyed upon by such things as green dragons, oozes, jungle giants and the like. When deliberately transplanted, web trolls can easily unbalance an ecosystem, even in a a dungeon, but tend to get skin diseases if the climate is too dry.