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Roc, Snow

Snow Roc CR 9

This massive majestic bird’s beautiful white plumage is marred only by its stark black beak and taloned feet.

XP 6,400
N Gargantuan animal
Init +6; Senses low-light vision; Perception +16

DEFENSE

AC 23, touch 8, flat-footed 19 (+2 Dex, +15 natural, –4 size)
hp 105 (14d8+42)
Fort +12, Ref +13, Will +7; Resist cold 15

OFFENSE

Speed 20 ft., fly 80 ft. (average)
Melee 2 talons +15 (2d6+9 plus grab, Crit 19-20/x2), bite +10 (2d8+4)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 15 ft.
Special Attacks icy gust (30-ft. cone, 7d6 cold, DC 20 Reflex negates)

TACTICS

During Combat Snow rocs use Flyby Attack in conjunction with icy gust to debilitate foes.

Morale Snow rocs are highly territorial but flee when reduced to 15 hp or less.

STATISTICS

Str 28, Dex 15, Con 17, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 11
Base Atk +10; CMB 23; CMD 35
Feats Flyby Attack, Improved Critical (talons), Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Lightning Reflexes, Power Attack, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Fly +9, Perception +16; Racial Modifiers +8 Perception

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Icy Gust (Su)

As a free action once every 1d4 rounds, a snow roc can launch a blast of cold from its wings in a 30-ft. cone dealing 7d6 cold damage to all creatures in the affected area (DC 20 Reflex negates).

ECOLOGY

Environment any cold or arctic mountains
Organization solitary or mated pair
Treasure none

Snow rocs are common among the highest reaches of the coldest regions of the world. Extremely powerful arctic druids often take them as companions, and owning (or eating) one is among the highest symbols of status for nobles.

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