Yian Garuga (3.5e Creature)
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|Yian Garuga||Lone Wolf Yian Garuga|
|Size/Type:||Large Dragon (Wyvern)||Huge Dragon (Wyvern)|
|Hit Dice:||15d12+75 (172 hp)||25d12+175 (337 hp)|
|Speed:||40 ft. (8 squares), fly 60 ft. (average)||40 ft. (8 squares), fly 60 ft. (good)|
|Armor Class:||22 (-1 size, +7 Dex, +1 Wis, +5 natural), touch 17, flat-footed 14||28 (-2 size, +8 Dex, +4 Wis, +8 natural), touch 18, flat-footed 16|
|Attack:||Bite +19 melee (2d6+5)||Bite +31 melee (3d6+8)|
|Full Attack:||Bite +19 melee (2d6+5) and two claws +14 melee (1d6+2); or bite +19 melee (2d6+5) and poison tail +14 melee (1d8+2 plus poison); or 6 barbs +21 ranged (1d4 plus poison)||Bite +31 melee (3d6+8) and two claws +26 melee (1d8+4); or bite +31 melee (2d6+8) and poison tail +26 melee (2d6+4 plus poison); or 10 barbs +31 ranged ranged (1d6 plus poison)|
|Space/Reach:||10 ft./10 ft.||15 ft./15 ft.|
|Special Attacks:||Breath weapon, deafening roar, poison barbs, sonic spear.||Breath weapon, thundering roar, toxic barbs, sonic lance.|
|Special Qualities:||AC bonus, blindsense 40 ft., damage resistance 5/-, immunity to sonic damage||AC bonus, blindsense 80 ft., damage resistance 10/-, immunity to sonic damage|
|Saves:||Fort +14, Ref +16, Will +6||Fort +21, Ref +22, Will +11|
|Abilities:||Str 20, Dex 24, Con 20, Int 13, Wis 13, Cha 9||Str 26, Dex 26, Con 24, Int 17, Wis 18, Cha 14|
|Skills:||Balance +10, Bluff +10, Climb +5, Escape Artist +20, Hide +15, Intimidate +14, Jump +20, Listen +20, Move Silently +12, Search +7, Spot +8, Survival +16.||Balance +18, Bluff +15, Climb +12, Escape Artist +30, Hide +23, Intimidate +19, Jump +25, Listen +30, Move Silently +18, Search +15, Spot +12, Survival +20.|
|Feats:||Flyby Attack, Hover, Improved Initiative, Improved Natural Armour +5, Multiattack||Flyby Attack, Hover, Improved Initiative, Improved Natural Armour +8, Multiattack, Snatch, Superior Initiative.|
|Environment:||Anywhere (except aquatic and mountains)||Anywhere (except aquatic and mountains)|
|Organization:||Solitary (rarely mated pair)||Solitary|
|Alignment:||Always neutral||Always neutral|
|Advancement:||16-24 HD (Large)||26-30 HD (Huge)|
Strolling through the plains, a shift on the ground catches your eye. You look up and see a winged silhouette diving towards you from the sun. Ducking to cover does nothing to save you as a sonic discharge crumbles the ground beneath you.
The Yian Garuga is a large and powerfully built wyvern coated in thick purple scales and bristles of sharp fur. It has an incredibly large beak covered in serrated spikes which it uses to keep hold of its prey as it flies. Its head is flanked by two incredibly large plates of bone wrapped in layer upon layer of membrane. While they resemble ears, they are actually in front of the ears which both prevents it from damaging its own ears with its sonic attacks and they flush red with blood when the creature is enraged.
The Yian Garuga will stay with its mate for as long as it takes to lay an egg, then the female will leave and the male will care for its children for as long as it takes for them to learn to hunt on their own, then it leaves them. Due to the Yian Garuga's outstanding intelligence and survivability, as well as its tendency to flee from a fight as soon the Garuga loses the upper hand, it often reaches a respectable old age. This leads to more and more refined hunting techniques until the point where it knows its environment so well that most prey creatures never even see what kills them.
The Yian Garuga often attacks from an ambush position, often diving towards a its prey from the direction of the sun, using the sun's glare to mask its presence until it is too late. If spotted, the Yian Garuga will release a barrage of sonic energy to strafe its target then re-maneuver to another advantageous position.
Breath Weapon (Su): The Yian Garuga's breath weapon is a line of fire that deals 8d10 (DC 22) damage as fire to all creatures inside a 60 ft. line. This attack can be used once every 1d6+2 rounds. A Lone Wolf Yian Garuga's breath weapon is a line of fire that deals 14d10 (DC 28) damage as fire to all creatures a 80 ft. line. This attack can be used once every 1d6+2 rounds.
Deafening Roar (Ex): As a Swift action, the Yian Garuga can release a ear-splitting explosion of noise from its mouth, causing all creatures within a 20 ft. radius to take 4d6 (DC 18 Fort to half) sonic damage. Additionally, any creatures within a 60 ft. radius must succeed on a DC 18 Fortitude save or become Deafened and Sickened for the next hour. The Yian Garuga cannot use this ability more than twice per day.
Poison Barbs (Ex): While Hovering, a Yian Garuga can loose a burst of six barbs as a standard action (make an attack roll for each barb). This attack has a range of 180 ft. with no range increment. If hit, a target takes 1d4 damage but also must make a DC 16 Fortitude save or be affected by the Yian Garuga's poison, which causes temporary 2d4 Dex damage. All targets must be within 30 feet of each other. The creature can launch only twelve barbs in any 24-hour period.
Sonic Lance (Ex): Once per two rounds as a standard action the Lone Wolf Yian Garuga can focus its sonic abilities into a 120 ft. ray of sound which deals 12d6 points of Sonic Damage to a single target. It can also be used as a strafing weapon. When used while flying, it can either be fired as a ray to hit a single target or it can sweep its head. This creates a 60 ft. line on the ground. Any creatures within that line take 4d6 sonic damage.
Sonic Spear (Ex): Once per two rounds as a standard action the Yian Garuga can focus its sonic abilities into a 60 ft. ray of sound which deals 6d6 points of Sonic Damage to a single target. It can also be used as a strafing weapon. When used while flying, it can either be fired as a ray to hit a single target or it can sweep its head. This creates a 40 ft. line on the ground. Any creatures within that line take 2d6 sonic damage.
Thunderous Roar (Ex): As a Swift action, the Lone Wolf Yian Garuga can release a Brain-wrackingly painful sonic cataclsm from its mouth, causing all creatures within a 30 ft. radius to take 8d6 (DC 25 Fort to half) sonic damage. Additionally, any creatures within a 100 ft. radius must succeed on a DC 25 Fortitude save or be Stunned for 2 rounds and become Deafened and Sickened for the 4 hours. The Lone Wolf Yian Garuga cannot use this ability more than twice per day.
Toxic Barbs: (Ex) While Hovering, a Lone Wolf Yian Garuga can loose a bombardment of ten barbs as a standard action (make an attack roll for each barb). This attack has a range of 180 ft. with no range increment. If hit, a target takes 1d6 damage but also must make a DC 22 Fortitude save or be affected by the Yian Garuga's poison, which causes temporary 3d4 Dex damage and for each hour afterwards causes permanent 1d4 Con drain. A DC 20 Knowledge (nature) check reveals that the poison can be halted by the hourly application of blend of nettle leaves and frog blood. All targets must be within 30 feet of each other. The creature can launch only twenty barbs in any 24-hour period.