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Ocean Lion

This enormous green-scaled sea creature has a feline mouth and powerful claws, The rest of its body is akin to that of a barracuda

Ocean Lion CR 4

XP 1,200
N Large magical beast (aquatic)
Initiative +1 Senses darkvision 60 ft., Perception +7

DEFENSE

AC 16, touch 10, flat-footed 15 (+1 Dex, +6 natural, –1 size)
hp 51 (6d10+18)
Fort +8, Ref +5, Will +5

OFFENSE

Speed 10 ft., swim 40 ft.
Melee 2 claws +9 (1d6+4), bite +4 (1d8+2)
Space 10 ft. Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks rend (2 claws, 2d6+6)

TACTICS

Ocean lions attack on sight, either for food or to defend their territory, and use both claws and teeth to grab and rend their prey. They display tremendous courage, always fighting to the death, even against creatures many times their size. Pairs and prides of sea cats attack in concert, trying to wear the opponent down until one beast can dispatch it.

STATISTICS

Str 19, Dex 12, Con 17, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 10
Base Atk: +6 CMB +11 CMD 22
Feats Endurance, Iron Will, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Perception +10, Swim +18


Note: Based on the Sea Lion from the 3.0 SRD (The Sea Cat from the 3.5 SRD could not breath water)


Ocean Lion, Cub CR 2
XP 600
N Medium magical beast (aquatic)
Initiative +3 Senses darkvision 60 ft., Perception +9

DEFENSE

AC 17, touch 13, flat-footed 14 (+3 Dex, +4 natural)
hp 40 (4d10+18)
Fort +7, Ref +6, Will +4

OFFENSE

Speed 10 ft., swim 40 ft.
Melee 2 claws +5 (1d4+2), bite +0 (1d6+1)
Special Attacks rend (2 claws, 1d6+2)

STATISTICS

Str 15, Dex 16, Con 13, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 10
Base Atk: +4 CMB +5 CMD 18
Feats Endurance, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Perception +9, Swim +15

ECOLOGY

Environment any aquatic
Organization solitary, pair, or pride (5-12 plus 2-8 young)
Treasure none

Ocean lions prefer shallow coastal waters and occasionally come in conflict with humanoid fishermen, sharks, and sahuagin. They prefer to lair in sunken ships, aquatic caverns, and ruins left by intelligent aquatic races. While their regular diet consists of sea birds, aquatic mammals, and large fish, they have been known to devour nearly anything they can overpower.

Ocean lions are belligerent and territorial, attacking intruders to their expansive realms with little forethought. The only creatures they seem unwilling to attack are dragons larger than themselves.

A typical ocean lion weighs 750 lbs and is 11 feet long.