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Swarm, Raven, Undead



A screeching cawing whirlwind of buffeting wings, clawing talons and pecking beaks.

Undead Raven Swarm CR 9

XP 6,400
NE Tiny undead (swarm)
Init +6; Senses darkvision 60 ft., scent; Perception +24

DEFENSE

AC 16, touch 14, flat-footed 14 (+2 Dex, +2 natural, +2 size)
hp 105 (14d8+28 plus 14)
Fort +8, Ref +8, Will +13
Defensive Abilities half damage from piercing and slashing;
Immune swarm traits, undead traits
Weaknesses swarm traits

OFFENSE

Speed 10 ft., fly 40 ft. (average)
Melee swarm (3d6 plus eye-rake plus disease)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Special Attacks distraction (DC 18), eye-rake (DC 18)

STATISTICS

Str 2, Dex 15, Con —, Int 2, Wis 15, Cha 12
Base Atk +10; CMB –; CMD
Feats Great Fortitude, Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Lightning Reflexes, Skill Focus (Perception), Toughness, Weapon Finesse
Skills Fly +10, Perception +24

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Disease (Su)

Raven plague: Swarm—injury; save Fort DC 18; onset 1 day; frequency 1/day; effect 1d4 Con damage and 1d2 Str damage; cure 2 consecutive saves. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Eye-Rake (Ex)

Any living creature damaged by a raven swarm must succeed on a DC 18 Reflex save or be blinded as the swarm scratches and tears at the victim’s eyes. The blindness lasts for 1d4 days or until healed with a remove blindness or a successful DC 18 Heal check. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Family Ties

ECOLOGY

Environment any
Organization solitary, unkindness (2-4 swarms), or murder (5-10 swarms)
Treasure none

An undead raven swarm is a teeming mass of sinister, rotting, disease-ridden birds that seek to destroy any living creature encountered. A single undead raven appears as a rotting and diseased black bird whose feathers are torn, matted and dirty. Its eyes are inky black.

Undead raven swarms are found in desolate forests, on desolate plains or moors, or in haunted caves and mountains.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Undead Raven Swarm from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Scott Greene.