|Primordial Rending Terrors|
Armor Class: 2
Hit Dice: 5
These silicate based life forms are often left behind by many of the lesser demonoid warrior races from the Outer Darkness. These monstrousities are attracted to the life force of many lesser interstellar races. They are often found with in small hexagonal "eggs" tumbling end over end in some decayed space wreck waiting.
These eggs often have the appearance of some sort of valuable jewel glistening in the darkness. The moment that the jewel is handled the rending terror bursts forth ready for action. The small 3 1/2 foot long worm winds itself around the limb of any spacer. The white blue skin are actually millions of micro sheathed dis assembler nanites that begin to dissolve most of the surface that its on. The creature may be killed at this stage as it's still forming as it eats.
The mouth parts of the creature are actually a highly yield fusion/ elemental reactor capable of breaking down most types of space armor one bit at a time over the course of 5 rounds or so/ The creature does 1d3 points each round as it goes about its task.
The renders are programmed to do the maximum damage to their targets & so even as its eating a target the creature's nanites are assembling the next one. Each new render will form within 4 round & begin the process again as the new ones are made.
The renders are nothing more then terror weapons created to do one job & re produce as nothing more then living weapons.
The Human Space Empires have a standing bounty of 25 credits per matter record for these monsters. The nanites can be reprogrammed by a qualified robomancer or scientist to perform mining breakdown on most materials. The nanites are sold on many pirate worlds where the trade of hunting these monsters down is a viable profession.