The lusca is a name given to a sea monster reported from the Caribbean. It has been suggested by cryptozoologists that the lusca is a gigantic octopus, far larger than the known giant octopuses of the genus Enteroctopus. The lusca grows over 200 ft (60 m) long. It can also change color. The Lusca’s habitat is rugged underwater terrain, large undersea caves, the edge of the continental shelf, or other areas where large crustaceans are found, which is what they feed on.
They are the sworn enemies of megalodon, a giant shark species. They are capable of withstanding extreme cold temperatures, reviving instantly upon reaching warm water.
Lusca (CR 13, HD 24d8+168)
N Colossal Animal (Aquatic)
Init +5 Spd 20 or Swim 30
Senses Low-light Vision (Ex) | Listen +7, Spot +10
AC 22 (FF 21, Touch 3)
hp 279 (Disabled -7/Dying -25/Injury 25)
Saves: Fort +21, Ref +15, Will +9
Atk +27/+22/+17/+12 base melee, +11/+6/+1/-4 base ranged; Grapple +51; Face 10’x10′; Reach 10′;
+27 Melee (8 Tentacle 2d6+17/crit 20/x2) and +22 Melee (Bite 4d6+8/crit 20/x2);
SA: Improved Grab (Ex) , Constrict (Ex)
SQ: Ink Cloud (Ex), Jet (Ex),
Abilities STR 44, DEX 13, CON 25, INT 2, WIS 12, CHA 3
Feats: Alertness, Combat Reflexes, Improved Initiative, Improved Sunder, Power Attack, Skill Focus: Hide, Stealthy, Swim-By Attack, Toughness.
Skills: Escape Artist + 14, Hide + 4, Listen + 7, Move Silently + 3, Spot + 10, Swim + 28.
Improved Grab (Ex): To use this ability, the giant octopus must hit a Gargantuan or smaller opponent with a tentacle rake attack. If it gets a hold, it can constrict.
Constrict (Ex): A lusca deals 2d8+6 points of damage with a successful grapple check against Gargantuan or smaller creatures.
Ink Cloud (Ex): A lusca can emit a cloud of jet-black ink 20 feet high by 20 feet wide by 20 feet long once a minute as a free action. The cloud provides total concealment, which the lusca normally uses to escape a losing fight. Creatures within the cloud suffer the effects of total darkness.
Jet (Ex): A lusca can jet backward once a round as a double move action, at a speed of 200 feet.