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Pubo, Greater

Greater Pubo CR 4

This gigantic bird rushes forward quickly, some of its large brownish-grey feathers floating away in its wake. Blue energy illuminates its cranium, and its beady eyes stare at you with rage as the thing’s deadly beak darts toward you!

XP 1,200
N Huge animal (psionic)
Init +0; Senses low-light vision; Perception +8

DEFENSE

AC 21, touch 8, flat-footed 21 (+13 natural, –2 size)
hp 50 (4d8+27)
Fort +8, Ref +4, Will +4

OFFENSE

Speed 55 ft.
Melee bite +10 (1d10+14)
Ranged energy ray +1 touch (1d6, Range 30 ft.)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 15 ft.
Psi-Like Abilities (ML 4th, concentration +7, 10 pp)

Continuous—detect psionics
At will—far hand, missive*, energy ray (sonic), chameleon, cloud mind (DC 15)
3/day—psionic blast (DC 16), thought shield (PR 14)

*the range for this power is 500 feet and it only functions with another pubo related to the manifester

TACTICS

During Combat Greater pubo are intent only on defending their offspring (using Reckless Offense for +2 to attack and –4 to AC). Once a target is immobilized (or acts like it is) it moves on to another until enemies flee without any of offspring.

Morale Greater pubo defend their children and territory until enemies flee.

STATISTICS

Str 28, Dex 10, Con 24, Int 2, Wis 16, Cha 9
Base Atk +3; CMB +14; CMD 24
Feats Combat Manifestation, Reckless Offense, Speed of Thought, Wild Talent
Skills Perception +5
SQ naturally psionic

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Explosive Excrement (Ex)

The droppings of a pubo are highly volatile and after one minute partially solidify.

Should anything break the thin outer crust of the droppings, the insides explode dealing 2d6 force damage (Reflex DC 14 for half damage) to any creatures in the 5 foot square it is within. To make matters worse, pubo typically leave their droppings on top of leaves before scratching dirt and grasses over their waste, concealing it (requiring a DC 10 Perception check for a creature to notice).

ECOLOGY

Environment jungle, warm coastlines
Organization solitary, pair or huddle (3-6)
Treasure pubo stone

Pubo are native to the jungles and coastlines, but recently the volcanoes that have made the idyllic locale inaccessible have become inactive once more—the threat of their spreading beyond its waters has become quite real.

A greater pubo is 15 feet tall but weighs only around 400 pounds.

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