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Moan Bird

by John Walter Biles

Moan Bird, Level 2 Controller
Small Fey Beast (bird) XP 125
Initiative +4 Senses Perception +8
Resist Insubstantial (MM 282)
Immune Doesn’t Need to Breathe or Air to Fly
HP 36; Bloodied 18
AC 16; Fortitude 12, Reflex 14, Will 13
Speed 3; Fly 14
m Bite (standard; at-will)
+7 vs. AC; 1d4
Moan (standard; at-will) | Fear, Psychic
Close Burst 5; +6 vs. Will; 1d6+4 Psychic Damage and Push 3 (5 if you are Azcan)
Alignment Unaligned Languages ---
Skills Nature +8, Perception +8
Str 8 (+0) Dex 16 (+4) Wis 14 (+3)
Con 12 (+2) Int 6 (-1) Cha 10 (+1)

‘Everyone’ knows the moan of the Moan Bird means death. It arouses an instinctive fear that causes people to flee from its presence, especially among the Azcans, who grow up on stories of how it heralds death. It actually spends much of its time flying among the floating islands of the Hollow World, where air may be thin to non-extant. It only fights humans and humanoids and demi-humans if it has no other choice, preferring to eat vermin. It looks like a ghostly combination of a falcon and an owl.