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Mantari

This creature looks like a man-sized flying manta ray, dark gray in color.

Mantari CR 1/2

XP 200
NE Medium magical beast
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +4

DEFENSE

AC 14, touch 12, flat-footed 12 (+2 Dex, +2 natural)
hp 5 (1d10)
Fort +2, Ref +4, Will +0

OFFENSE

Speed 5 ft., fly 60 ft. (good)
Melee tail sting +3 (1d6)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with tail)

STATISTICS

Str 12, Dex 14, Con 11, Int 2, Wis 11, Cha 6
Base Atk +1; CMB +2; CMD 14 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Weapon Finesse
Skills Fly +6, Perception +4, Stealth +2

ECOLOGY

Environment underground
Organization solitary or pack (2-4)
Treasure none

Mantari sustain themselves on a diet of rats, carrion, and subterranean plants, but prefer the taste of fresh meat – particularly humans and gnomes. Mantari appear as large manta rays, gray in color, with a long smooth tail that ends in a sharpened barb. The mantari flies silently through its underground world in search of prey, and when encountered, it is often hungry and immediately attacks.

The mantari attacks by slashing and stinging with its tail. Its preferred method of attack is to dive on its target from higher areas, gaining surprise with its sting.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Mantari 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 David Wormell.