Monday, January 3, 2011

General Rules: Monsters - Fish Owl

Fish Owl (from Stormwrack)
Tiny Animal

Hit Dice: 1d8 (4 hit points)
Initiative: +3
Speed: 10 feet, fly 40 feet (average)
Armor Class: 17 (+2 size, +3 Dexterity, +2 natural); touch 15, flat-footed 14
BAB/Grapple: +0/-11
Attack: Talons +5 melee (1d4-3, piercing and slashing, 20 x2)
Full Attack: Talons +5 melee (1d4-3, piercing and slashing, 20 x2)
Space/Reach: 2½ feet by 2½ feet/0 feet
Special Attacks: None
Special Qualities: Low-light vision
Saves: Fortitude +2, Reflex +5, Will +2
Abilities: Str 4, Int 2, Wis 14, Dex 17, Con 10, Cha 4
Skills: Listen +14, Move Silently +17, Spot +6 (+14 in areas of shadowy illumination)
Feats: Skill Augmentation (Listen and Spot), Weapon Finesse
Environment: Temperate forests
Organization: Solitary or pair
Challenge Rating: ¼
Treasure: None
Alignment: Always neutral
Advancement: -

Fish owls are nocturnal, fish-, frog-, and crab-eating birds that make very little noise in flight.

Fish owls swoop quietly down onto prey, attacking with their powerful talons.

Skills: Fish owls have a +8 racial bonus on Listen checks and a +14 racial bonus on Move Silently checks. They have a +8 racial bonus on Spot checks in areas of shadowy illumination.

Fish Owls as Familiars
Fish owls can serve as familiars for characters eligible to obtain familiars including arcane engineers, hexblades, mind weavers, shadowsworn, sorcerers, and wizards. Arcane casters with fish owl familiars gain a +3 bonus to Spot checks in shadowy illumination.

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