This two-headed cobra flies with a large pair of sleek, blackfeathered wings that sprout from its serpentine body.
Uraeus CR 5
Str 19, Dex 16, Con 14, Int 15, Wis 14, Cha 15
Base Atk +7; CMB +11; CMD 24
Feats Acrobatic, Combat Expertise, Flyby Attack, Improved Initiative
Skills Acrobatics +15, Climb +18, Fly +11, Knowledge (religion) +5, Perception +16, Sense Motive +9, Stealth +9, Swim +18; Racial Modifiers +4 Acrobatics, +8 Perception
Languages Aquan, Celestial, Common
Once every 1d4 rounds, as a standard action, a uraeus’s head can expel a 30-footline of poison. All creatures in the area are blinded for 1 round and must save against poison (Reflex DC 15 negates both). As a full-round action, a uraeus can either expel two lines or bite with one head and breathe poison with the other. Each head tracks its breath weapon’s availability separately.
Bite or breath weapon—contact or injury; save Fort DC 15; frequency 1/round for 2 rounds; initial effect blinded and paralyzed for 1 round; secondary effect blinded for 2d4 rounds; cure 2 consecutive saves.
Environment warm rivers
Organization solitary, pair, or nest (3–8)
Uraeuses are sacred river protectors that harry those who dare threaten their waterways. Far from simply territorial, these flying serpents keep their rivers safe for travelers and local communities as an act of devotion to their mother goddess. When a group of uraeuses is too small to handle a threat, they sometimes seek aid from adventurers whose names are well known along their waters. When not troubled by dangers near their nests, uraeuses often hunt dangerous prey such as river beasts grown to monstrous size. Uraeuses believe in just rule, and become infuriated by attempts to corrupt local leaders. In times of unusual danger, uraeuses may actively travel to a ruler’s side to warn that ruler against those who would lead her into folly.
Uraeuses accept offerings from any who live near or travel their rivers. In exchange, they teach allies how to use the river’s bounty and how to best serve society. Patience, industry, and a willingness to listen to others are among the qualities they seek to instill in those who ask their help. In addition, uraeuses are always vigilant in case a supplicant turns out to be a useful servant for their goddess.
Most uraeuses measure nearly 7 feet in length, have a wingspan of similar size, and weigh about 150 pounds.
Despite being a two-headed creature, a uraeus speaks with a single voice that emanates from both heads at once.
Uraeuses born with a special connection to their deity receive cryptic visions and warnings that allow them to protect their homes and discern others’ true intentions.
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 5 © 2015, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Dennis Baker, Jesse Benner, John Bennett, Logan Bonner, Creighton Broadhurst, Robert Brookes, Benjamin Bruck, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, Thurston Hillman, Eric Hindley, Joe Homes, James Jacobs, Amanda Hamon Kunz, Ben McFarland, Jason Nelson, Thom Phillips, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Alistair Rigg, Alex Riggs, David N. Ross, Wes Schneider, David Schwartz, Mark Seifter, Mike Shel, James L. Sutter, and Linda Zayas-Palmer.