Wyvern Creature 6

NE Large Dragon

Senses Perception +13; darkvision, scent (imprecise) 30 feet

Languages Draconic

Skills Acrobatics +14, Athletics +15, Stealth +12

Str +5, Dex +2, Con +4, Int -2, Wis +3, Cha +0


AC 24; Fort +16, Ref +12, Will +13

HP 95; Immunities paralyzed, unconscious

Attack of Opportunity

Savage Trigger A creature grabbed by the wyvern critically fails a skill check to Escape. Effect The wyvern makes a stinger Strike against the triggering creature.


Speed 20 feet, fly 60 feet

Melee fangs +17, Damage 2d12+5 piercing

Melee claw +17, Damage 2d8+5 slashing plus Grab

Melee stinger +15 (agile, reach 10 feet), Damage 2d6+5 piercing plus wyvern venom

Powerful Dive (move) The wyvern Flies up to its fly Speed and must both move forward at least 20 feet and descend at least 10 feet. If it ends the movement within melee reach of at least one enemy its size or smaller, it can make a claw Strike against that enemy. If the claw hits, as a free action the wyvern can either automatically Grab the target or knock it prone.

Punishing Momentum Requirements The wyvern grabbed a creature this turn using Powerful Dive. Effect The wyvern can Fly at half Speed while holding the creature in its claws, carrying that creature along with it and dropping it at the end of its movement. Alternatively, the wyvern can Strike the creature with its stinger with a +2 circumstance bonus.

Wyvern Venom (poison); Saving Throw Fortitude DC 22; Maximum Duration 6 rounds; Stage 1 5d6 poison damage (1 round); Stage 2 6d6 poison damage (1 round); Stage 3 8d6 poison damage (1 round)

About

A wyvern is a venomous drake with a well-earned reputation for impatience and aggression. As much as 15 feet long and weighing up to 1,000 pounds, a wyvern's Resilient body allows it to crash talons-first into large prey without serious risk to itself. A wyvern uses its momentum to stun its target before injecting it with searing venom or carrying it over the side of a nearby cliff. Because a wyvern lacks the strength to haul its prey all the way to its nest intact, it is far more likely to lift and drop its victim over a gully or canyon and let gravity do its work before it descends to pick apart the carcass.

Conversation is of little interest to a wyvern, as the creature typically speaks only to taunt its prey, issue territorial claims, or demand tribute. Even so, many wyverns enjoy grim humor and tales of violent acts, particularly if those acts were committed by the storyteller. A wyvern properly appeased with meat, entertainment, and treasure sometimes agrees to provide assistance ranging from giving directions to serving as a mount for a powerful humanoid. However, these arrangements rarely last more than a few weeks before the wyvern's pride, malice, or insolence inspires it to flee or even betray its allies. Only the truly cruel can cow a wyvern into servitude for an extended period, as most wyverns are so self-interested that they go out of their way to avoid helping others.