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Tapestry Moth

Source Starfinder #32: The Starstone Blockade pg. 61

Tapestry Moth CR 16

XP 76,800
NE Medium magical beast
Init +7; Senses darkvision 60 ft; low-light vision; Perception +28


HP 280
EAC 30; KAC 31
Fort +16; Ref +16; Will +19
Defensive Abilities nondetection, void adaption; Immunities cold; Resistances electricity 10, fire 10


Speed 30 ft., fly 40 ft. (Su, perfect), spider climb
Melee bite +28 (6d8+26 P plus grab and tapestry toxin) or monomolecular claw +28 (6d8+26 S plus grab)
Ranged venom spit +26 (tapestry toxin)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 16th)
3/day—dimension door
Constant—nondetection (self only)


STR +10; DEX +7; CON +4; INT +5; WIS +2; CHA +0
Skills Acrobatics +33, Athletics +28 (+36 when climbing or flying), Engineering +33, Piloting +28, Stealth +33
Languages Aklo, Common (can’t speak any language); telepathy 100 ft.
Other Abilities compression, implant, spaceflight


Environment any
Organization solitary, pair, or infestation (3–5)

Special Abilities

Implant (Ex) As a full action, a tapestry moth can implant one of its eggs into an adjacent helpless or paralyzed living creature that does not already have an egg implanted. The target takes 32 nonlethal piercing damage and is exposed to tapestry moth gestation, a deadly disease.
Monomolecular Claws (Su) A tapestry moth’s claws ignore 10 points of hardness.
Venom Spit (Ex) This ranged attack targets EAC and has a range of 30 feet. On a hit, the target is exposed to tapestry toxin.

Tapestry Toxin

Type poison (injury and contact); Save Fortitude DC 24
Track Dexterity (special); Frequency 1/round for 6 rounds
Effect progression track is Healthy—Sluggish—Stiffened— Staggered—Immobile; no end state
Cure 2 saves

Tapestry Moth Gestation

Type disease (injury); Save Fortitude DC 24
Track physical (special); Frequency 1/day
Effect no latent state; the victim dies on the fifth day as a miniature tapestry moth cuts itself free of its body
Cure surgically extract egg with a Medicine check (DC 24) that takes 1 hour and requires a medical lab; subject takes 1d4 Constitution damage on each attempt


The tapestry moth is an interstellar nightmare whose existence has only been recently confirmed. They approach starships in space and dimension door onto the starship’s hull, bypassing starship shields or other defenses. Able to squeeze into openings only inches wide, they skitter to cargo bay doors, air locks, or other ports and access panels. Once inside, tapestry moths systematically slaughter the crew of these starships, ambushing their prey one by one or in small numbers and hiding the bodies, or stowing away to slip past a space station’s defenses. No matter the strategy, these acts of mayhem aren’t random, but rather the purposeful acts of bioengineered living weapons of unknown origin.