This creature has the appearance of an emaciated cat with wiry gray fur. Its eyes are bright emerald green and its tail is unusually long.
Tether CR 3
Speed 30 ft., climb 20 ft.
Melee bite +8 (1d4–1), 2 claws +8 (1d3–1)
Special Attacks energy drain (1 level, DC 14), fascination
Str 8, Dex 16, Con 12, Int 10, Wis 14, Cha 14
Base Atk +4; CMB +2; CMD 15 (+19 vs. trip)
Feats Iron Will, Weapon Finesse
Skills Acrobatics +7 (+15 when balancing), Climb +11, Escape Artist +5, Perception +9, Stealth +15; Racial Modifiers +8 Acrobatics when balancing, +4 Stealth. The tether uses its Dexterity modifier for Climb checks.
Will DC 14.
Environment any land
A tether is more outgoing than its relative, the slinker, and enjoys crawling into its owner’s lap, wrapping its tail around its owner’s legs or arm and gently purring. Of course, the entire time this is going on, it is draining its owner’s life force.
Tether from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Scott Greene.