Paihana Manu

Paihana Manu CR 7

XP 3,200
N Medium Magical Beast
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent; Perception +10

DEFENSE

AC 17, touch 12, flat-footed 15 (+2 Dex, +5 natural)
hp 68 (8d10+24)
Fort +9, Ref +10, Will +3 (Avoid the Arcane)
Immune Acid, Poison

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OFFENSE

Speed 90 ft., Climb 90 ft.
Melee peck +11 (1d6+4)
Ranged spittle +10 touch (stunning spittle)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks Poison Cloud, Stunning Spittle

STATISTICS

Str 17, Dex 15, Con 17, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 12
Base Atk +8; CMB +11; CMD 24
Feats Alertness, Ability Focus (poison cloud), Avoid the Arcane, Lightning Reflexes
Skills Acrobatics +6 (+10 jumping)*, Climb +11, Perception +10, Sense Motive +3, Stealth* +5; Racial Modifiers +4 to Acrobatics when jumping, -4 to Stealth

SQ Spider Climb

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Poisonous Cloud (Ex)

A Paihana Manu is constantly surrounded by an invisible cloud of poisonous gas. This inhaled poison affects any creature that breathes the air or water within 60 feet of the Paihana Manu.

Aura - inhaled; save Fort DC 19; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect 1d3 Str damage plus sickened for 1 hour, cure 2 saves. Two consecutive saves reduces the sickened condition to 1 minute. Save DC is Constitution-based.

Stunning Spittle (Ex)

A Paihana Manu can spit venom at an opponent as a ranged touch attack, with a range of 20 feet (no range increment). A creature hit by the venom must make a DC 17 Fortitude save or be stunned for 1d4 rounds. The save DC for this ability is Constitution-based.

ECOLOGY

Environment any land (Faerie)
Organization solitary, pair, or flock (4–7)
Treasure incidental

Believed to be a distant relative of the wha-waewae manu, the Paihana Manu looks like a six-foot tall roadrunner with large, blowing orange eyes which make it very easy to spot in darkness. This monstrosity can run across walls and ceilings as swiftly as it can move upon the ground. Paihana Manu live in small flocks, and their laughter-like calls can be heard for great distances through the woods they call home.

The very presence of a Paihana Manu fouls the air around them, surrounding them with foul miasmas that sicken and choke both potential predators and prey alike. Thus Paihana Manu are notoriously lazy hunters, stunning prey with their poisonous spittle, then waiting patiently for them to succumb to the poisonous gases.

Paihana Manu

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