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Caterwaul

This creature appears to be a feline-like elf with yellow eyes, dark blue fur, and a long swishing tail.

Caterwaul CR 4

XP 1,200
CE Medium magical beast
Init +6; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent; Perception+13

DEFENSE

AC 18, touch 16, flat-footed 12 (+6 Dex, +2 natural)
hp 37 (5d10+10)
Fort +6; Ref +10; Will +3
Defensive Abilities evasion

OFFENSE

Speed 50 ft., climb 20 ft.
Melee bite +8 (1d6+2 plus grab), 2 claws +8 (1d4+2)
Special Attacks pounce, rake (2 claws, 1d4+2), screech

STATISTICS

Str 14, Dex 22, Con 15, Int 7, Wis 14, Cha 6
Base Atk +5; CMB +7 (+11 grapple); CMD 23 (27 vs. trip)
Feats Skill Focus (Perception), Weapon Focus (bite, claws)
Skills Acrobatics +10 (+14 balancing, +18 jumping), Climb +14, Escape Artist +7, Perception +13, Stealth +14 (+26 in tall grass); Racial Modifiers +4 Acrobatics when balancing, +4 Perception, +4 Stealth (+12 in tall grass)
SQ sprint

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Evasion (Ex)

This functions identically to the rogue ability.

Screech (Su)

Once every 10 minutes, a caterwaul can emit a piercing screech that deals 1d8 points of sonic damage to all creatures within 60 feet that hear it. A creature that makes a successful DC 16 Fortitude save takes no damage. The save DC is Constitution-based and includes a +2 racial bonus.

Sprint (Ex)

Once per minute, a caterwaul can move four times its normal speed (200 feet) when it makes a charge.

ECOLOGY

Environment temperate forest and mountain
Organization solitary
Treasure incidental

Caterwauls are semi-intelligent bipedal felines that possess great speed. They are natural predators and use their speed to stalk prey. The caterwaul’s lair is most often a cave littered with sticks, twigs, and leaves, with walls covered in scratch marks where the beast has honed its claws.

A caterwaul is about 6 feet long (or tall if on two legs). It weighs about 250 pounds.

A caterwaul begins combat by utilizing its screech attack. After that, it uses its claw and bite attacks each round. By dropping to all fours, it can increase its movement speed.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Caterwaul from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Scott Greene, based on original material by Albie Fiore.