This red-eyed griffon has black fur and a set of wicked ebon wings springing from its back. Its front half resembles that of a great raven, while its hindquarters resemble those of a lean panther.
Half-Fiend Griffon CR 6
Speed 30 ft., fly 60 ft. (good)
Melee bite +10 (1d6+5), 2 talons +9 (1d6+5)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks pounce, rake (2 claws, 1d4+7), smite good 1/day
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 5th; concentration +5)
Str 20, Dex 19, Con 18, Int 9, Wis 15, Cha 10
Base Atk +5; CMB +11; CMD 25
Feats Iron Will, Skill Focus (Perception), Weapon Focus (bite)
Skills Acrobatics +16, Bluff +5, Fly +14, Perception +17, Stealth +8; Racial Modifiers +4 Acrobatics, +4 Perception
Languages Common (cannot speak)
This malevolent beast stalks the northern highlands, preying on caravans. While superstitious locals regard it as a messenger from some evil, vengeful god, most dwarves recognize the being as a minion of an infamous nascent demon lord, which escaped from his master’s prison. The dwarves lambaste the elves for their failure to keep the beast within its prison, for with his journey to their mountains, this beast has developed a keen taste for dwarven flesh, causing many of the stout inhabitants of the dwarven city to fear straying too far from the settlement’s protective walls. Even horse flesh and hippogriff meat do not tempt the savage griffon, whose demonic taint has turned him wicked, powerful, and hungry.
Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Mythical Monsters Revisited © 2012, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Jesse Benner, Jonathan H. Keith, Michael Kenway, Jason Nelson, Anthony Pryor, and Greg A. Vaughan.