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Spider, Drain Spider

This brown spider’s body is fist-sized, yet its long, spindly legs and oversized fangs make it appear quite fearsome.

Drain Spider CR 1/4

Source Curse of the Crimson Throne (PFRPG) pg. 477
XP 100
N Tiny vermin
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 60 ft.; Perception +0


AC 14, touch 14, flat-footed 12 (+2 Dex, +2 size)
hp 4 (1d8)
Fort +2, Ref +2, Will +0
Immune mind-affecting effects


Speed 40 ft., climb 40 ft.
Melee bite +4 (1d3–3 plus poison)
Space 2-1/2 ft., Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks poison


Str 5, Dex 15, Con 10, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 2
Base Atk +0; CMB +0; CMD 7
Feats LungeB, Weapon FinesseB
Skills Climb +5
SQ compression, water skating


Environment any
Organization solitary, pair, or colony (3-12)
Treasure incidental

Special Abilities

Poison (Ex) Bite—injury; save Fort DC 10; frequency 1/round for 4 rounds; effect 1 Str; cure 1 save.

Water Skating (Ex) A drain spider can move on the surface of calm water as if it were on land. A drain spider swimming at the water’s surface can pull itself on top of the water with a successful DC 10 Climb check.


Already a tiny creature, the drain spider has the ability to compress its legs and body even further, allowing it to lurk in pipes, niches, and (its favorite hideout) sink or tub drains with ease. The sewers below Korvosa are infested with drain spiders in certain places. In the wild, drain spiders prefer to hunt in swamps or along river banks, but they have adapted readily to urban life in Korvosa and now infest numerous nooks and crannies in the city’s lowerclass quarters, particularly along the waterfronts.

A variant of the drain spider, known as the shingle spider, exists in Korvosa as well. Shingle spiders dwell in the upper reaches of the city, particularly enjoying the chimneys and gutters of abandoned buildings as a place to make their nests. Shingle spiders retain the drain spider’s water skating ability, although they rarely have the opportunity to use it.

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