Barbarian in the Playground
Join Date: Apr 2006
Re: The Gates of Heaven: Giving Celestia the Dicefreaks Treatment
Here's the Greyhound
Medium Outsider (Archon, Extraplanar, Good, Lawful)
Hit Dice: 6d8+15 (43 hp)
Speed: 80 ft. (16 squares)
Armor Class: 23 (+4 Dex, +8 natural, +1 dodge), touch 15, flat-footed 18
Base Attack/Grapple: +6/+7
Attack: Bite +7 melee (1d6+1) or short sword +7 melee (1d6+1) or throwing axe +10 ranged (1d6+1)
Full Attack: Bite +7 melee (1d6+1) and slam +2 melee (1d4) or short sword +7/+2 melee (1d6+1) and bite +2 melee (1d6+1) or throwing axe +10 ranged (1d6+1)
Space/Reach: 5 ft/5 ft
Special Attacks: Spell-like Abilities, trip
Special Qualities: Aura of menace, change shape, damage reduction 10/evil, darkvision 60 ft., evasion, immunity to electricity and petrification, magic circle against evil, scent, outsider traits, spell resistance 16, teleport, tongues
Saves: Fort +7 (+11 against poisons), Ref +9, Will +6
Abilities Str 12, Dex 18, Con 16, Int 10, Wis 13, Cha 12
Skills: Hide +12, Jump +9, Knowledge (Geography) +8, Knowledge (The Planes) +8, Listen +12, Move Silently +12, Spot +9, Survival +9
Feats:Dodge, Endurance, Mobility, RunB
Environment: Seven Mounting Heavens of Celestia
Organization: Solitary, pair, or team (3-5)
Challenge Rating: 4
Treasure: No coins; double goods; standard items
Alignment: Always Lawful Good
Advancement: 7-9 HD (Medium); 10-18 HD (Large) or by class level (Favored class Scout)
Level Adjustment: +4
This creature closely resembles a Hound Archon, but is thinner built and with longer legs. In the place of the traditional greatsword slung over its shoulder are a short bladed stabbing sword holstered on its waist and a bandoleer of throwing axes on its lean chest. It is obviously an extremely fast runner
Not all Hound Archons are the blocky, muscular fighters and trackers that are so often seen working as light infantry for the armies of Heaven. Rather, there are as many varieties of Hound Archon as there are of real hounds; all adapted for a different purpose. The Greyhound is one of these, built for speed and endurance to act as scouts, runners, and essentially light cavalry.
Greyhound are not as strong as their cousins and will try to avoid a straight out fight if possible, preferring to perform hit and run attacks with their throwing axes. If they do enter close combat, they use their shortswords in conjunction with their strong bite; but will generally only do so if they have outflanked the enemy or are attacking lightly armored artillery.
Aura of Menace (Su): Will DC 16 negates
Change Shape (Su): A Greyhound Archon can assume any canine form of Small to Large size. While in canine form, the Greyhound loses its bite, slam, throwing axe, and shortsword attacks, but gains the bite attack of the form it chooses. For the purposes of this ability, canines include any doglike or wolflike animal of the animal type.
Spell-Like Abilities (Su): At will-aid, continual flame, detect evil, message
Trip (Ex): A greyhound archon that hits with its short sword can attempt to trip the opponent (+1 check modifier) as a free action without making a touch attack or provoking an attack of opportunity. If the attempt fails, the opponent cannot react to trip the greyhound.
You can find the rest of the subtypes for every Archon by looking for Dice's post earlier on; I've been meaning to save it but haven't got around to it yet.
Thank you to Ceika for the signature and Pink Haired August for the avatar.
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