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Alieeagle

Alieagle CR 4

XP 1,200
N Large magical beast
Init +0; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +7

DEFENSE

AC 17, touch 9, flat-footed 17 (+8 natural, -1 size)
hp 42 (5d10+15)
Fort +7, Ref +4, Will +1

OFFENSE

Speed 20 ft., fly 80 ft. (average), swim 40 ft.
Melee Bite +10 (2d6+7), 2 Claws +8 (1d6+5)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks death roll, grab (bite)

STATISTICS

Str 20, Dex 11, Con 16, Int 3, Wis 11, Cha 1
Base Atk +5; CMB +11 (+14 to grapple); CMD 21
Feats Flyby Attack, Multiattack, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills +7 Perception, +5 Stealth

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Death Roll (Ex)

When grappling a foe of its size or smaller, an alieagle can perform a death roll upon making a successful grapple check. As it clings to its foe, it tucks in its legs and rolls rapidly, twisting and wrenching its victim. The alieagle inflicts its bite damage and knocks the creature prone. If successful, the alieagle maintains its grapple.

ECOLOGY

Environment any
Organization solitary
Treasure none

A chimera of alligator and golden eagle, this fearsome creature is a formidable foe on land, water, or in the air.

While it may seem ungainly with its long crocodile tail, front talons, eagle torso, and toothed beak, the alieagle’s chimerical properties have given it the strengths of each of its component parts. Strong wings, spanning as much as 10 ft. across can lift the creature into the air and allow it to hover while it can thrash with its tail.

Unlike alligators, whose vision is mediocre, the alieagle possesses the keen eye of the eagle, and can spot movement at distances of over a half-mile (up to 1 km). Its chest is covered with the armored hide of the alligator, making it difficult to pierce, while the alieagle can use its front talons to rake and stab while supporting itself on its tail and hind legs. Alieagles are strong swimmers and can move quickly in water, either fully submerged or with their eyes above water to spot prey on the surface, or on the shore. Alieagles breathe air through their nostrils but can stay submerged underwater for up to 10 minutes before needing to surface. Their nests are large stick-built structures found on cliffs or at the water’s edge. Their eggs are highly prized as a potion ingredient, especially for healing and fortification/strengthening magic.