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Arrowhawk (3pp)


This animal appears to be two birds meshed together. Four wings extend from a sinuous, almost snake-like, body and it has a pair of eyes both above and below its beak.

Arrowhawk CR 5

XP 1,600
N Medium outsider (air, extraplanar)
Init +5; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +11

DEFENSE

AC 2, touch 16, flat-footed 16 (+5 Dex, +1 dodge, +6 natural)
hp 44 (7d10+7)
Fort +3, Ref +10, Will +6
Immune acid, electricity, poison; Resist cold 10, fire 10

OFFENSE

Speed fly 60 ft. (perfect)
Melee bite +12 (1d8+3)
Ranged Touch electricity ray +12 (2d8)

STATISTICS

Str 14, Dex 21, Con 12, Int 10, Wis 13, Cha 13
Base Atk +7; CMB +9; CMD 25
Feats Dodge, Flyby Attack, Weapon Finesse, Wind Stance
Skills Fly +23, Knowledge (planes) +10, Perception +11, Sense Motive +11, Stealth +15, Survival +11
Language Auran

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Electricity Ray (Su)

The arrowhawk can fire a ray of electricity once per round to a range of 50 feet.

Razor Beak (Ex)

The arrowhawk’s beak is a serrated cutting weapon. Its bite deals damage as if it were a creature one size larger.

ECOLOGY

Environment any (Plane of Air)
Organization solitary or clutch (2-4)
Treasure none

Arrowhawks are large, aggressive birds native to the Elemental Plane of Air. Their flexible body and four wings allow them to quickly change direction in flight. Fearless predators and scavengers, arrowhawks attack all creatures in their territory, even other arrowhawks not part of their home clutch. They almost never bargain or speak with other creatures. An arrowhawk spends its entire life – from birth to death – in flight. This constant expenditure of energy means an arrowhawk is always hungry, and always on the search for food.

Arrowhawks stalk prey from above, trusting in their soundless flight to keep them unnoticed. Against creatures unaware of their presence, arrowhawks use flyby attacks. Otherwise, an arrowhawk prefers to slay enemies with the electricity ray fired from its tail. Arrowhawks remain in melee only against weakened opponents or if there is no other option. Arrowhawk eggs naturally levitate, floating in mid-air until they hatch. A mated arrowhawk pair keeps the eggs from drifting away while they gestate. These floating eggs are considered novelties in many civilized areas and can fetch up to 100 gp each. The arrowhawk detailed here is a typical one of its kind. An adult arrowhawk is about 10-feet long , has a wingspan of 15 feet, and weighs 100 pounds. Hatchlings are Small creatures with only three Hit Dice. Adult arrowhawks can grow to enormous size, reaching Large size at 16 Hit Dice and Gargantuan size at 25-32 Hit Dice. Such an arrowhawk would measure 20 feet, possess a 30- foot wingspan, and weigh 800 pounds. Arrowhawks live for approxoimately 80 years.

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