Black pudding

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A black pudding is a subterranean scavenger common throughout the Darklands. A gigantic, formless, black blob of acidic protoplasm, it easily dissolves organic matter on touch, even eating away at metal at a somewhat slower rate.1

On Golarion

Sightings of these dreaded oozes are common throughout Golarion. Some known locations include the caverns and tunnels beneath the Varisian city of Kaer Maga,2 the dungeons below Drelev Keep in the River Kingdoms,3 in the much deeper Darklands recesses of Sekamina and Orv (especially in the Midnight Mountains),45 but also occasionally above ground in places such as the abandoned elven city of Celwynvian,6 Kyonin's demon-infested Tanglebriar,7 the island ruins of Nal-Kashel off the western coast of Cheliax,8 and in Varisia's Mushfens.9 Extraplanar locations where black puddings have been spotted include Erebus in Hell,10 and locations with close connections to the Dark Tapestry.11


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  2. James L. Sutter. (2010). City of Strangers, p. 50. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-248-7
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  6. Jason Bulmahn, Hal Maclean, Rob McCreary. (2008). Bestiary. The Armageddon Echo, p. 81. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-128-2
  7. Mike Ferguson, James Jacobs, Hal Maclean & Sean K Reynolds. (2008). Bestiary. A Memory of Darkness, p. 79. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-130-5
  8. Brandon Hodge. (2010). From Shore to Sea, p. 14. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-257-9
  9. Tito Leati, & F. Wesley Schneider. (2008). Bestiary. Crown of Fangs, p. 81. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-109-1
  10. Adam Daigle, F. Wesley Schneider, Neil Spicer, and Hank Woon. (2010). Bestiary. The Twice-Damned Prince, p. 77. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-226-5
  11. Rob McCreary. (2008). Voice in the Void, p. 10. Paizo Publishing, LLC.