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Pubo, Lesser

Lesser Pubo CR 1/2

This stupid looking bird moves without much grace at all, looking around itself curiously and pecking at the ground in search of food. An odd sheen of energy envelops its head.

XP 200
N Small animal (psionic)
Init +2; Senses low-light vision; Perception +5

DEFENSE

AC 14, touch 12, flat-footed 13 (+1 Dex, +2 natural, +1 size)
hp 8 (1d8)
Fort +0, Ref +3, Will +1

OFFENSE

Speed 15 ft.
Melee bite –2 (1d4-3)
Ranged energy ray +2 touch (1d3, Range 30 ft.)
Space 2.5 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Psi-Like Abilities (ML 1st, concentration +2)

Continuous—detect psionics
At will—far hand, missive*, energy ray (sonic)

*the range for this power is 500 feet and it only functions with another pubo related to the manifester

TACTICS

During Combat Pubo instinctively know the dangers their excrement present and stay near their droppings, using them as improvised weapons with their far hand psi-like ability when attacked. If no waste is available they flee, using energy ray (sonic) if forced to engage.

Morale Once captured they squawk loudly while manifesting missive to contact their parents, if any.

STATISTICS

Str 4, Dex 12, Con 10, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 5
Base Atk +0; CMB –4; CMD 7
Feats Combat Manifestation, Wild Talent
Skills Perception +5
SQ naturally psionic

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Explosive Excrement (Ex)

The droppings of a pubo are highly volatile and after one minute partially solidify. Should anything break the thin outer crust of the droppings, the insides explode dealing 1d6 force damage (Reflex DC 12 for half damage) to any creatures in the 5 foot square it is within. To make matters worse, pubo typically leave their droppings on top of leaves before scratching dirt and grasses over their waste, concealing it (requiring a DC 12 Perception check for a creature to notice).

ECOLOGY

Environment jungle, warm coastline (Varakt Island)
Organization solitary, pair or huddle (3-6)
Treasure pubo stones

Lesser pubo are quite simple offspring, and there is no consensus on how exactly one of them grows to maturity (increasing its size exponentially). They wander aimlessly and do little of consequence unless bothered by another creature (at which point it starts throwing around excrement).

A lesser pubo is about 3 feet tall and weighs between 23 and 47 pounds.

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