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Gorgimera (3pp)

This hideous creature has leathery dragon wings and three heads; a lion, a dragon, and a gorgon. Its hindquarters are that of a gorgon and its forequarters are that of a great lion.

Gorgimera CR 9

XP 6,400
N Large magical beast
Init +1; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent; Perception +6

DEFENSE

AC 18, touch 10, flat-footed 17 (+1 Dex, +8 natural, –1 size)
hp 95 (10d10+40)
Fort +11; Ref +8; Will +4

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft., fly 50 ft. (poor)
Melee 2 bites +14 (2d6+4), slam +13 (1d6+4), 2 claws +13 melee (1d6+4)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks breath weapon (varies)

STATISTICS

Str 19, Dex 13, Con 19, Int 4, Wis 13, Cha 10
Base Atk +10; CMB +15; CMD 26
Feats Ability Focus (dragon breath weapon), Flyby Attack, Hover, Power Attack, Weapon Focus (bite)
Skills Fly +2, Perception +6, Stealth +4; Racial Modifiers +2 Perception
Languages Draconic

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Breath Weapon (Su)

A gorgimera has two breath weapons, each of which can be used independently of the other (thus it can breathe twice in a given round as a single standard action).

A gorgimera’s dragon head breath weapon depends on the color of its dragon head, as summarized on the table below. Regardless of its type, a gorgimera’s breath weapon is usable once every 1d4 rounds, deals 3d8 points of damage, and allows a DC 21 Reflex save for half damage. The save DC is Constitution-based.

To determine a gorgimera’s head color and breath weapon randomly, roll 1d10 and consult the table below.

1d10 Head Color Breath Weapon
1-2 Black 40 ft. line of acid
3-4 Blue 40 ft. line of lightning
5-6 Green 20 ft. cone of gas (acid)
7-8 Red 20 ft. cone of fire
9-10 White 20 ft. cone of cold

A gorgimera’s gorgon head breath weapon is usable once every 1d4 rounds (no more than twice per day), turns a creature to stone permanently, and allows a DC 19 Fortitude save to avoid. The save DC is Constitution-based. The breath weapon is a 30-foot cone.

ECOLOGY

Environment temperate hills and mountains
Organization solitary or pair
Treasure standard

A gorgimera is a chimerical creature with the heads of a lion, dragon, and gorgon. It has the hindquarters of a gorgon and the forequarters of lion. It is a highly territorial predator whose hunting range often covers several square miles around its lair. The creature makes its home inside caves high atop mountains or deep inside caverns. A typical lair contains a mated pair and one or two young. A gorgimera’s dragon head can be that of any of the evil dragons. The lion head has no mane, and the scaled gorgon head is a deep navy blue with glowing red eyes.

A gorgimera prefers to attack from ambush. It usually attacks by biting with its lion head and dragon head, butting with its gorgon head, and slashing with its front leonine paws. In lieu of biting, the dragon head and gorgon head can emit their respective breath weapons.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Gorgimera 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 Gary Gygax.