23 July 2017

Monster: Ravenmore

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Ravenmore

This oversized raven has multiple eyes, teeth within its beak, a few pairs of many-jointed insectile appendages—a pair of which ends in mantis-like scythes—growing from underneath its wings, and a flail of clawed tentacles extending from its tail.


CR 6; XP 2,400

LG Medium Aberration
Init +6; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent, sense unnatural (1 mile); Perception +17

Defense
AC 19, touch 14, flat-footed 17 (+2 Dex, +2 insight, +5 natural)
hp 76 (9d8+36)
Fort +6, Ref +5, Will +9
Defensive Abilities crown of eyes, unsavory diet; Immune confusion, disease, insanity, nauseated, poison, sickened

Offense
Speed 20 ft., fly 50 ft. (good)
Melee bite +10 (1d4+4/18–20/×3), 2 claws +10 (1d4+4), tentacles +5 (1d4+2)
Special Attacks barbed tongue

Statistics
Str 18, Dex 14, Con 16, Int 17, Wis 17, Cha 13
Base Atk +6; CMB +10; CMD 24
Feats Alertness, Combat Reflexes, Improved Initiative, Skill Focus (nature), Toughness
Skills Appraise +12, Bluff +10, Fly +18, Knowledge (dungeoneering) +15, Knowledge (nature) +15, Perception +17, Sense Motive +17
Language Abyssal, Aklo, Common, Sylvan, Undercommon

Ecology
Environment temperate forests, plains, and mountains
Organization solitary, pair, or murder (3—8), sometimes accompanied by a few awakened corvids
Treasure standard

Special Abilities


Barbed Tongue (Ex) A ravenmore's beak hides sharp, needle-like teeth, and a barbed tongue that can lash against bitten enemy. This gives its bite attack critical threat range of 18–20 and a critical multiplier of ×3.

Crown Of Eyes (Ex) A ravenmore's multiple eyes grant it +2 insight bonus to AC and all-around vision.

Sense Unnatural (Su) A ravenmore gains vague sense of presence of extraplanar rifts, aberrations, and similar otherworldly beings within 1 mile. This ability provides no details and only the faintest idea of direction toward the source of the sensation.

Unsavory Diet (Ex) A ravenmore can safely eat even the most revolting, rotting, or corrupted flesh, even torn out of dead god, alien aberration, or a slumbering undead. Their bite ignores hardness of bones they eat.


Sometimes corvids feasting on tainted flesh of unearthly aberrations and alien gods undergo a monstrous transformation, combined with an eerie awakening of their minds to the threats from beyond the veil of sky and sanity. With their newly gained enlightenment, ravenmores seek to guard the world against lesser aberrant threats or alert and guide heroes in fighting greater cosmic dangers.

Ravenmores are talkative, sassy, often to the point of being real smartasses, but helpful, especially at getting rid of defeated aberrations' corpses...

Except for their multiple eyes, ravenmores can hide their monstrous features—hide the clawed appendages in feathers underneath their wings and retract tentacles into their tails—appearing to be a "common" awakened dire ravens.

A ravenmore can be suitable 8th level cohort.

Godflesh-Buzzards (CR 10/MR 4) have gorged on flesh of an old one or another weird deity, gaining advanced and giant templates and four mythic ranks. They have telepathy and four clawed appendages they can extend from underneath their wings.

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