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Leng Hound

This unnatural beast’s clawed hands dangle in front of its hind paws. Its bat-winged form blends humanoid features with canine.

Leng Hound CR 10

XP 9,600
CE Medium aberration (extraplanar)
Init +11; Senses darkvision 60 ft., scent, sense fear; Perception +21

DEFENSE

AC 25, touch 18, flat-footed 17 (+7 Dex, +1 dodge, +7 natural)
hp 123 (13d8+65); fast healing 10
Fort +9, Ref +11, Will +13
Defensive Abilities negative energy affinity; Immune cold, disease

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft., fly 40 ft. (good)
Melee bite +18 (2d6+9/19–20), 2 claws +18 (1d6+9)
Special Attacks haunting howl, mutilate
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 12th; concentration +16)

Constantsense fear
At willlocate creature, locate object
3/daydimension door, quickened summon swarm (bats only)
1/dayword of recall (see grave link)

STATISTICS

Str 29, Dex 24, Con 21, Int 14, Wis 20, Cha 19
Base Atk +9; CMB +18; CMD 36
Feats Dodge, Flyby Attack, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Initiative, Mobility, Quicken Spell-Like Ability (summon swarm), Vital Strike
Skills Acrobatics +23, Disguise +17 (+27 when using charnel deception), Fly +27, Perception +21, Stealth +23, Survival +21; Racial Modifiers +10 Disguise when using charnel deception
Languages Aklo, Common
SQ charnel deception, freeze (as human skeleton when using charnel deception), grave link, no breath

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Charnel Deception (Ex)

A Leng hound can retract its bestial features into its body as a full-round action—its fur and wings retract, the skin covering them slithers into hidden cavities, and its jaws pull back into a humanlike face. This grants it a +10 bonus on Disguise checks to appear as the decayed corpse of a slightly deformed human or similarly sized humanoid.

Grave Link (Su)

As a full-round action, a Leng hound can designate a grave containing the corpse of a creature that was evil in life as its grave link. When the Leng hound uses word of recall, it returns to this grave (a Leng hound with no active grave link cannot use word of recall). If a creature disturbs this grave or loots it, the Leng hound’s locate creature and locate object spell-like abilities have no range limit when searching for the creature that disturbed the grave or any objects looted from the grave.

Haunting Howl (Su)

Three times per day, a Leng hound can emit a deep, sardonic howl. Only creatures within 300 feet that the Leng hound has tracked or attempted to find with divination spell-like abilities can hear this haunting howl. Such creatures must succeed at a DC 20 Will save or take 1d4 points of Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma damage and become shaken for 1 hour. This is a mind-affecting fear effect. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Mutilate (Ex)

A Leng hound savages its victims, shredding flesh and crushing bones. Whenever a Leng hound hits a creature with all three natural attacks in a single round, or with Vital Strike, the target must succeed at a DC 21 Fortitude save or take 2 points of Constitution drain. The save DC is Constitution-based.

ECOLOGY

Environment any
Organization solitary or pack (2–8)
Treasure standard

Leng hounds hail from the nightmare plateau of Leng, where they haunt its eternity-old ruins. They are most often beckoned to the Material Plane to serve as guardians of grave sites, a duty they eagerly perform in exchange for the opportunity to feast upon the dead things elsewhere in the cemetery.

Leng hounds prefer to lurk inside the coffins they guard, rearranging their bodies into skeletal shapes.

A Leng hound can be contacted by a contact entity III spell. The caster must provide a corpse with grave goods worth at least 2,000 gp for the Leng hound to guard.

A Leng hound is 7 feet tall but weighs only 150 pounds.

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