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Graymalkin, Slinker

This creature has the appearance of an emaciated cat with wiry gray fur. Its eyes are sapphire blue and its ribcage is slightly oversized.

Slinker CR 2

XP 600
LE Small magical beast
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent; Perception +8

DEFENSE

AC 14, touch 13, flat-footed 12 (+2 Dex, +1 natural, +1 size)
hp 16 (3d10)
Fort +3; Ref +5; Will +5

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft., climb 20 ft.
Melee bite +6 (1d4–2), 2 claws +6 (1d3–2)
Special Attacks breath stealing, fascination

STATISTICS

Str 6, Dex 15, Con 11, Int 11, Wis 15, Cha 14
Base Atk +3; CMB +0; CMD 12 (+16 vs. trip)
Feats Iron Will, Weapon Finesse
Skills Acrobatics +6 (+14 when balancing), Climb +10, Escape Artist +4, Perception +8, Stealth +11; Racial Modifiers +8 Acrobatics when balancing, +4 Stealth. The slinker uses its Dexterity modifier for Climb checks.

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Breath Stealing (Su)

A slinker can suck the air from a living victim’s lungs as a full-round action against any helpless opponent. The victim must succeed on a DC 11 Fortitude save. If the save fails, it takes 1d4 points of Constitution damage. At Con 0, the victim dies. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Fascination (Su)

Will DC 13.

ECOLOGY

Environment any land
Organization solitary
Treasure none

A slinker is referred to in legend as a witch cat, hell cat, or demonic cat that creeps into a family’s house and stealing the breath from their sleeping children. It appears as any other graymalkin but its eyes are sapphire blue and its ribcage is slightly oversized.

Slinkers are timid creatures and generally avoid encounters with other creatures.

A slinker generally avoids confrontation when possible, preferring to attack a sleeping or otherwise helpless opponent so it can use its breath stealing attack. If forced into combat, it seeks to escape as quickly as possible.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

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