Hidden Bestiary


Pathfinder Second Edition General Discussion


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Spoilers ahead!

Going through the adventures and society scenarios I have noticed a number of monsters that are not in the Bestiary or in the Adventure Toolbox in the back of the adventure. Most of these new monsters appear in the appendix of a society scenario. Regardless I thought I would point out that there are some cool monsters out there that you might not have noticed. Please note that I have intentionally left out monsters that have a rarity of Unique.

Spoiler:

Mangy Wolf – Fall of Plaguestone pg. 5
Mutant Wolf – Fall of Plaugestone pg. 27
Blood Wolf – The Show Must Go On pg. 43
Icy Rat – Fall of Plaugestone pg. 31
Alchemical Drudge – Fall of Plaugestone pg. 43
Mud Spider – Cult of Cinders pg. 52
Ghastly Bear – Tomorrow Must Burn pg. 50-51
Animated Dragonstorm – Broken Promises pg. 10
Dragonstorm Fire Giant – Broken Promises pg. 15
Hermean Mutant – Broken Promises pg. 40-41
Smoldering Leopard – The Show Must Go On pg. 44
Corrosive Lizard – The Show Must Go On pg. 45
Pinacosaurus – The Show Must Go On pg. 50 (Bonus Dinosaur!)
Flaming Skull Skeleton – Flames of Rebellion, appendix
Lesser Giant Short-Faced Bear (Arctodus-Pristinus) – Tarnbreakers, appendix
Giant Short-Faced Bear (Arctodus-Simus)– Tarnbreakers, appendix
Metallic Sod Hound – Star-Crossed Voyages, appendix
Steel Mephit – Star-Crossed Voyages, appendix (Whoa brand new Mephit!)
Giant Fox – Lost on the Spirit Road, appendix
Vicious Vulpine – Lost on the Spirit Road, appendix (Not sure what this is but I like it)
Pine Brute – Lost on the Spirit Road, appendix (Is this a new Arboreal?)
Mountain Goat – Trailblazers Bounty, appendix
Dire Warg – Trailblazers Bounty, appendix (I wonder what their dynamic with Wargs and Winter Wolves are?)
Giant Shrew – Trailblazers Bounty, appendix
Osprey – Bandits of Immenwood, appendix
Giant Osprey – Bandits of Immenwood, appendix
Reefclaw Spawn – Bandits of Immenwood, appendix (Interesting insight into Reefclaw lifecycle)
Zombie Riding Horse – Escaping the Grave, appendix
Zombie Warhorse – Escaping the Grave, appendix
Barbed Bloodseeker – The Mosquito Witch, appendix (Is this part of a lifecycle or just a more deadly variation?)
Shadow Wisp – The Absalom Initiation, appendix (Little cousin of the Shadow & Greater Shadow and super creepy!)
Greater Shadow Wisp – The Absalom Initiation, appendix (Little cousin of the Shadow & Greater Shadow and super creepy!)
Fleshforge Prototype – The Absalom Initiation, appendix (Is the magic used here similar to Fleshwarps?)
Fleshforge Dreg – The Absalom Initiation, appendix (Is the magic used here similar to Fleshwarps?)
Young Bloodseeker Swarm – The Mosquito Witch, appendix (It would be cool to see the regular version)
Squirrel Swarm – Bandits of Immenwood, appendix (I love swarms)
Frog Swarm – Bandits of Immenwood, appendix (I love swarms)
Raven Swarm – Trailblazers Bounty, appendix (I love swarms)
Bee Swarm – Fall of Plaugestone pg. 11 (I love swarms)


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It might be actually interesting if Paizo one day sold something called The Hidden Bestiary that explicitly contained monsters like these.

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Fantastic work!

Would be nice to know what level they are too :)


Wow! Kudos on your research and compiling the list, @Brinebeast!


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In 1e and SF creatures introduced in society and APs often found their way into future bestiaries - the list is very helpful in the meantime however.


theelcorspectre wrote:
It might be actually interesting if Paizo one day sold something called The Hidden Bestiary that explicitly contained monsters like these.

In Pathfinder 1st Edition, a lot of monsters that first appeared in the modules later appeared in Bestiary 2, 3, 4, etc.


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Per DomHeroEllis' request I added in the creature levels.

Spoilers ahead!

Spoiler:

Mangy Wolf (Creature -1) – Fall of Plaguestone pg. 5
Flaming Skull Skeleton (Creature -1) – Flames of Rebellion, appendix
Osprey (Creature -1) – Bandits of Immenwood, appendix
Giant Shrew (Creature -1) – Trailblazers Bounty, appendix
Frog Swarm (Creature -1) – Bandits of Immenwood, appendix (I love swarms)
Icy Rat (Creature 0) – Fall of Plaugestone pg. 31
Reefclaw Spawn (Creature 0) – Bandits of Immenwood, appendix (Interesting insight into Reefclaw lifecycle)
Mountain Goat (Creature 0) – Trailblazers Bounty, appendix
Shadow Wisp (Creature 0) – The Absalom Initiation, appendix (Little cousin of the Shadow & Greater Shadow and super creepy!)
Giant Fox (Creature 1) – Lost on the Spirit Road, appendix
Steel Mephit (Creature 1) – Star-Crossed Voyages, appendix (Whoa brand new Mephit!)
Pine Brute (Creature 1) – Lost on the Spirit Road, appendix (Is this a new Arboreal?)
Barbed Bloodseeker (Creature 1) – The Mosquito Witch, appendix (Is this part of a lifecycle or just a more deadly variation?)
Squirrel Swarm (Creature 1) – Bandits of Immenwood, appendix (I love swarms)
Bee Swarm (Creature 1) – Fall of Plaugestone pg. 11 (I love swarms)
Zombie Riding Horse (Creature 1) – Escaping the Grave, appendix
Corrosive Lizard (Creature 2) – The Show Must Go On pg. 45
Alchemical Drudge (Creature 2) – Fall of Plaugestone pg. 43
Raven Swarm (Creature 2) – Trailblazers Bounty, appendix (I love swarms)
Mutant Wolf (Creature 3) – Fall of Plaugestone pg. 27
Blood Wolf (Creature 3) – The Show Must Go On pg. 43
Smoldering Leopard (Creature 3) – The Show Must Go On pg. 44
Metallic Sod Hound (Creature 3) – Star-Crossed Voyages, appendix
Vicious Vulpine (Creature 3) – Lost on the Spirit Road, appendix (Not sure what this is but I like it)
Giant Osprey (Creature 3) – Bandits of Immenwood, appendix
Zombie Warhorse (Creature 3) – Escaping the Grave, appendix
Greater Shadow Wisp (Creature 3) – The Absalom Initiation, appendix (Little cousin of the Shadow & Greater Shadow and super creepy!)
Fleshforge Dreg (Creature 3) – The Absalom Initiation, appendix (Is the magic used here similar to Fleshwarps?)
Young Bloodseeker Swarm (Creature 3) – The Mosquito Witch, appendix (It would be cool to see the regular version)
Pinacosaurus (Creature 4) – The Show Must Go On pg. 50 (Bonus Dinosaur!)
Lesser Giant Short-Faced Bear (Creature 4) (Arctodus-Pristinus) – Tarnbreakers, appendix
Dire Warg (Creature 4) – Trailblazers Bounty, appendix (I wonder what their dynamic with Wargs and Winter Wolves are?)
Fleshforge Prototype (Creature 5) – The Absalom Initiation, appendix (Is the magic used here similar to Fleshwarps?)
Mud Spider (Creature 6) – Cult of Cinders pg. 52
Giant Short-Faced Bear (Creature 6) (Arctodus-Simus) – Tarnbreakers, appendix
Ghastly Bear (Creature 9) – Tomorrow Must Burn pg. 50-51
Animated Dragonstorm (Creature 18) – Broken Promises pg. 10
Dragonstorm Fire Giant (Creature 18) – Broken Promises pg. 14
Hermean Mutant (Creature 19) – Broken Promises pg. 40-41


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Dude, the spoiler tags are there for a reason. Putting a spoiler warning in the first line is hardly sufficient, at least put it in the title or something.


There's also the

Spoiler:
Caustic Wolf (Creature Level 2)
in Fall of Plaguestone, on the same page as the Mangy Wolves.


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I've gone thru all the PFS and modules and taken out the stat blocks and pasted them into a notepad file so I can drop them into Fantasy Grounds. Getting ready to do it with the NPC blocks in the GMG. Fantastic timesaver!

Sovereign Court

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I'm not really comfortable with such a list of creatures appearing in scenarios just being put out there. While you don't list actual stats, just names and creature levels is already quite a bit of a spoiler. And because it collects multiple scenarios in one list, it's a very indiscriminate spoiler.


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Both posts can be flagged for "needs spoiler tag".
Flag each one and move on.

If staff thinks the material should be spoilered, they'll take care of it.

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CrystalSeas wrote:

Both posts can be flagged for "needs spoiler tag".

Flag each one and move on.

If staff thinks the material should be spoilered, they'll take care of it.

I have, but I think the explanation is useful - both to the staff reviewing the flagging, but also to the OP to know why their posts got flagged.

Horizon Hunters

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Brinebeast wrote:

Per DomHeroEllis' request I added in the creature levels.

Wow, thanks dude, this is incredible!


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But what happen to the crouching tiger?


Vidmaster7 wrote:
But what happen to the crouching tiger?

Nice

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Removed some posts and replies. Please take meta-discussions about a thread or the paizo.com forums out of existing conversations about other topics.

Added spoiler tags. Quite frequently I am not aware of what exactly needs spoiler tags in a given posts. When that occurs, a quick, non-judgmental explanation can be useful, however, its important to move on from debates about if something needs spoiler tags (etc) in the discussion thread so it doesn't derail the ongoing conversation. Keep in mind, not everyone has experience with internet forums, with Paizo forum norms, or the notion or nuances of spoilers. A quick "I think this needs to be under spoiler tags because XYZ," is useful for letting folks understand the feedback on their posts, and also for giving mods a reference point for what the issue is.

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