2018-11-27

Planar NPC: Mr. Owl, Esq.

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Mr. Owl, Esq.

A well-rounded, halfling-sized owl with a pair of smoked glasses, wearing a top hat.

CR 2; XP 600
N Small Fey
Init +1; Senses darkvision 120 ft., low-light vision; Perception +5

Defense
AC 14, touch 12, flat-footed 13 (+1 Dex, +2 natural, +1 size)
hp 21 (6d6)
Fort +4, Ref +6, Will +8
Defensive Abilities restraining order; DR 2/cold iron
Weakness dazzled by bright light

Offense
Speed 20 ft., fly 40 ft. (good)
Melee beak +5 (1d4+1) and either 2 claws +5 (1d4+1) or 2 wings +0 (1d3)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 6th, concentration +7)
At will—ghost sound, mending, prestidigitation

Statistics
Str 12, Dex 12, Con 10, Int 23, Wis 17, Cha 13
Base Atk +3; CMB +3; CMD 14
Feats Alertness, Great Fortitude, Skill Focus (Profession [scribe])
Skills Appraise +12, Fly +15, Knowledge (arcana) +15, Knowledge (geography) +15, Knowledge (history) +15, Knowledge (local) +15, Knowledge (nature) +15, Knowledge (nobility) +15, Knowledge (religion) +15, Knowledge (planes) +15, Linguistics +12, Perception +5, Profession (scribe) +12, Sense Motive +5, Spellcraft +10
Language Abyssal, Aklo, Auran, Celestial, Common, Draconic, Elven, Giant, Gnome, Goblin, Infernal, Strix, Sylvan, Tengu
SQ sworn statement, vast libraries

Restraining Order (Su) After being hits with an attack or affected with a hostile effect, Mr. Owl, Esq. can taken an immediate action saying "desist!" to prevent the offender from taking further hostile activities that would affect Mr. Owl, Esq. At the beginning of each round, the affected foe can attempt a Will saving throw (DC 14) to end the effect. This is a mind-affecting language-dependent effect.

Sworn Statement (Su) When a sapient creature within 30 ft. makes an affirmative or imperative statement about own current or future actions, Mr. Owl, Esq. can seal it as an immediate action, by saying "witnessed" turning the statement into geas that binds the creature that uttered it for up to a year and a day or until the prescribed action is complete. If multiple creatures confirm the statement within 1 round they are also affected. This is a mind-affecting language-dependent effect.

Vast Libraries (Ex) Mr. Owl, Esq. is well versed in all kinds of lore, treating all Knowledge skills as class skills. If he can consult his personal library, he adds half of his Hit Dice to all Knowledge checks and can make Knowledge checks untrained regardless of their difficulty.


Mr. Owl, Esq. is the Othertowns notary, attorney-in-law, legal adviser, and antiquarian. While he aims to retain calm demeanor and gravitas suiting his vocation, he is actually quite passionate about knowledge and books, and can be easily excited by access to new books, new knowledge, or new legal challenges, or panicked when books, any books are threatened.

His leg talons are quite capable of dealing with books and notebooks, though he writes things down by simply dipping the tip of one of his talons in ink and scribbles that way. He has a very neat hand leg writing.

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