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Muhuru

This reptilian beast has large fangs, a club-tipped tail, and a large, finlike sail on its back that shimmers radiantly in the light.

Muhuru CR 10

XP 9,600
N Large magical beast
Init +5; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +20

DEFENSE

AC 24, touch 14, flat-footed 19 (+5 Dex, +10 natural, –1 size)
hp 136 (13d10+65)
Fort +13, Ref +13, Will +10
DR 15/slashing or piercing; Immune blindness

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft., swim 20 ft.
Melee bite +19 (4d8+7/19–20), slam +19 (2d8+7 plus overwhelm)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks blinding blast, earth strike
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 13th; concentration +13)

Constantnondetection, pass without trace

STATISTICS

Str 25, Dex 20, Con 21, Int 4, Wis 19, Cha 10
Base Atk +13; CMB +21 (+25 bull rush); CMD 36 (38 vs. bull rush, 40 vs. trip)
Feats Combat Reflexes, Greater Bull Rush, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Critical (bite), Iron Will, Power Attack, Vital Strike
Skills Perception +20, Swim +15
Languages Aklo (cannot speak)

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Blinding Blast (Ex)

A muhuru’s fin absorbs light and heat, which the creature can release once every 1d4 rounds as a swift action to create a 30-foot cone of blinding light. All creatures within this area must succeed at a DC 21 Fortitude save or be blinded for 1d6 rounds.

The muhuru itself gains the benefits of a haste spell for the remainder of the round in which it activated its blinding blast. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Earth Strike (Su)

Once per minute as a standard action, a muhuru can strike the ground with its tail to create a powerful but highly localized tremor in a 20-foot cone. All creatures standing on the ground in this area must succeed at a DC 21 Reflex save or be knocked prone. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Overwhelm (Ex)

A muhuru’s tail delivers a powerful attack. A creature struck by this creature’s slam attack must succeed at a DC 21 Fortitude save to resist being staggered for 1 round.

A creature struck with a critical hit is stunned for 1d3 rounds on a failed saving throw, or staggered for 1d3 rounds on a successful saving throw. The save DC is Constitution-based.

ECOLOGY

Environment warm forests
Organization solitary, pair, or pack (3–8)
Treasure incidental

Muhurus are elusive creatures that dwell in the most remote reaches of the world’s jungles. They are so difficult to find that many scholars do not believe they exist, yet the fantastic tales of their amazing, reflective dorsal fins draw explorers and trophy hunters from far and wide in the hope of finding even a single specimen.

Muhurus are often considered to be nature spirits.

Locals point to the creatures’ ability to move through the densest parts of the forest without a trace as evidence of their otherworldly nature. At the very least, they believe muhurus are favored by the spirits of nature, and they do not take kindly to those who wish to kill such beasts for nothing more than sport.

Muhurus are certainly able to defend themselves, of course. The massive beasts shake the earth with their very step and can knock opponents to the ground with one slap of their spiked tails.

They also use their prismatic fins as potent weapons to blind their enemies.

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