Great Leonopteryx (2.5e Creature)
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|Climate/Terrain:||Forest and Montain|
|Number of Attacks:||1-3|
|Damage/Attack:||2 claws 4d6 1 bite 2d10|
|Special Attacks:||Dive attack, Improved grab, swallow|
The great leonopteryx (Na'vi name: toruk meaning "last shadow") is a species of airborne predatory animals native to Pandora. Scientifically, it is known as Leonopteryx rex – "flying king lion" (from the Greek word λέων leon meaning lion, πτέρυξ pteryx meaning wing, and the Latin word rex, meaning king).
The fierce beauty and nobility of the leonopteryx gave the species a central place in Na'vi lore and culture. It is celebrated in dance, song, and with elaborate totems that symbolize both the fear and respect given to the creature. Indeed, the leonopteryx is crucial to the Na'vi's sense of destiny and interconnectedness.
This creature's name in Na'vi translates roughly to "last shadow", as its preferred method of attack is from above, with its shadow being the last thing its victim sees (and once they do it is already too late). The leonopteryx is carnivorous, feeding on mainly mountain and forest banshees, and occasionally on medusae. Under the rainforest canopy, the leonopteryx will sometimes feed on ground animals such as hexapedes. It is a solitary creature and has no known predators.
Dive Attack-while flying an toruk can make a dive attack against one creature this gives a +4 to attack and damage for all attacks against the creature
Improved grab-If both claw attacks hit the bite attack automatically hits
Swallow- if a Toruks bite attack succeeds it may attempt to swallow its prey on its next round the target takes an extra 1d6 bludgeoning and 2d6 acid damage per rd it remains inside the toruk
Bioluminescence- in darkness the patterns on the toruk skin glows giving off light in a 10 ft radius
Neural Interface-toruk can use the tentacles on the back of their head to link with nature to get a “empathic feel” of any threats to nature. In a dense forest area, the “empathic feel” has a range of up to 1 mile. toruk can also use them to mentally link with other creatures native to Pandora.
skin-(Scarlet, yellow & black)
eyes-yellow, red, green, blue, purple or orange