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Greymalkin (3pp)

The creature appears to be some sort of predatory cat, resembling a smoke-gray leopard with an unusually bestial snout. The air around it seems to shimmer, not unlike a heat mirage, casting distorted replicas of the creature all around it.

Greymalkin CR 5

XP 1,600
NE Large magical beast (extraplanar)
Init +8; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent ; Perception +9

DEFENSE

AC 18, touch 13, flat-footed 14 (+4 Dex, +5 natural, -1 size)
hp 51 (6d10+18)
Fort +8, Ref +9, Will +4
Defensive Abilities mirror image

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft.
Melee 2 claws +9 (1d6+2), bite +9 (1d8+2)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (15 ft. with dimensional lunge)
Special Attacks dimensional lunge, pounce, rake (2 claws +9, 1d6+2)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 6th)

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STATISTICS

Str 15, Dex 18, Con 16, Int 5, Wis 14, Cha 8
Base Atk +6; CMB +9; CMD 23 (27 vs. trip)
Feats Alertness, Improved Initiative, Weapon Finesse
Skills Acrobatics +9, Perception +9, Sense Motive +4, Stealth +5
Languages Common (can’t speak)

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Dimensional Lunge (Su)

Because it is out of phase with the Material Plane, a greymalkin can briefly shift its position relative to the world around it. Any time the greymalkin makes an attack with its claws, it may choose to shift itself a total of 10 feet in any direction for a split second, before returning to its previous location. (It cannot choose not to return to its prior location.) This essentially grants it 15-foot reach with its claws.

ECOLOGY

Environment temperate hills and forests
Organization solitary, pair, or warp (3-10)
Treasure standard

The greymalkin is a predator that exists just slightly out of phase with the Mate-rial Plane. Whether it has a true native plane, or is simply mystically out of alignment with all planes, is unclear. Its presence causes the world around it to shimmer with mystical energies, causing the greymalkin to appear in multiple locations at once. Greymalkin are fierce hunters and prefer the challenge of hunting sentient creatures when possible.

Some say that the greymalkin is an evil predator from the land of faerie or a creature that stalks the dreamlands. Regardless of the native plane of these creatures, its motives are completely unknown. Do they hunt the Material Plane for sport, are they looking for a particular meal (such as the xorn’s lust for mithral), or do they hunt the spirit of the mage that unhinged them from their own reality?

Greymalkin attack much like other great cats, preferring to strike from ambush or the advantage of height. They are smart enough to take advantage of their special abilities to attack swiftly and withstand counter-attacks. An average greymalkin exceeds 8 feet in length and weighs over 400 pounds.

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