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by Jamie Baty

X1 32, DMR2 9
Medium Animal
Hit Dice: 3d8 (13 hp)
Initiative: +2 (+2 Dex)
Speed: 50 ft. (10 squares)
Armour Class: 13 (+2 Dex, +1 natural), touch 12, flat-footed 11
Base Attack/Grapple: +2/+3
Attack: Bite +4 melee (1d8 +1)
Full Attack: Bite +4 melee (1d8 +1)
Space/Reach: 5 ft. /5 ft.
Special Attacks: ---
Special Qualities: Low-light vision
Saves: Fort +3, Ref +5, Will +0
Abilities: Str 13, Dex 15, Con 10, Int 2, Wis 8, Cha 8
Skills: Listen +2, Spot +5
Feats: Run, Track (B), Weapon Finesse
Environment: Temperate and Warm deserts, plains, hills
Organisation: Solitary, Pair, or Crew (2-5)
Challenge Rating: 1
Treasure: Half Standard
Alignment: Always neutral
Advancement: 4-6 HD (Medium); 7-9 HD (Large)
Level Adjustment: -

A phororhacos, or sword beak, is a six-foot tall, flightless bird with small, useless wings and large hind legs. This carnivorous bird can adeptly track the small vermin, rodents and mammals that constitute its diet and it can easily run down its prey, reaching great speeds across flat ground. It favours open terrain. Phororhacos plumage is white, brown and black.

A phororhacos has a large curved beak that snaps at prey with the force of a sword. They are flighty creatures and are unpredictable when confronted with creatures that are not significantly smaller than themselves.

Skills: The phororhacos receives a +2 bonus to Spot and Listen checks.