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    Storm Crow
    Large Magical Beast
    Hit Dice: 13d10+13 (84 hp)
    Initiative: +2
    Speed: 15 ft., fly 40 ft. (good)
    Armor Class: 14 (+3 Natural + 2 Dex, -1 size), touch 14, flat-footed 12
    BAB/Grapple: +13/+18
    Attack: Claw +13 melee (1d8+1 plus eviscerating claw)
    Full Attack: 2 claws +13 melee (1d8+1 plus eviscerating claw) and bite +8 melee (1d6) or eye strike +17 melee (2d8+2 or blindness)
    Space/Reach: 10 ft./10 ft.
    Special Attacks: Eviscerating claw, eye strike, rend (2d6+2)
    Special Qualities: Darkvision 60 ft., DR/5 magic, low-light vision, immunity to electricity, spell-like abilities, SR 23, summon thunderstorm
    Saves: Fort +9, Will +7, Reflex +9
    Abilities: Str 13, Dex 13, Con 13, Int 13, Wis 13, Cha 13
    Skills: Appraise + 17*, Listen +15, Spot +15 Use Magic Device +13
    Feats: AlertnessB, Blind-Fight, Combat Expertise, Flyby Attack, Improved Disarm, Iron Will
    Environment: Any Land
    Organization: Solitary, pair, family (2 adults with 2-6 eggs or young)
    Challenge Rating: 12
    Treasure: Double Standard
    Alignment: Usually neutral
    Advancement: By class (favored class druid)
    Level Adjustment: +7

    Storm crows resemble ravens or common crows except they are much larger. In bright light, their long sharp talons and beaks shine like burnished gold and their sleek black feathers shimmer iridescently. Storm crows eat insects in addition to carrion. They find locust swarms delectable and a single storm crow can decimate a swarm of locusts in a matter of seconds.

    Storm crows roost on the tops of the largest trees, sometimes even roosting on the largest treant. Storm crow nests are Huge objects requiring a Gargantuan or larger tree or treant to hold their immense weight. Their nests are covered and always waterproof.

    Storm crows are attracted to shiny objects and line their nests with stolen and abandoned items. They collect coins, gems, jewelry, armor pieces (sometimes complete sets), magical items and fine clothing. They are particularly fond of rods of thunder and lightning.

    Their ability to cause thunderstorms is legendary. In times of drought, druids have called on their services to help fill oases in deserts or to prevent lakes and ponds from drying up.

    Storm crows speak Auran and Common.

    A storm crow can carry 100 lbs. as a light load, 101-200 lbs. as a medium load, and 201-300 lbs. as a heavy load. A storm crow can fly even while carrying a medium or heavy load but its speed is reduced to 30 ft. (average). A storm crow can carry a rider on its back with the rider taking a -5 penalty to the Ride check since storm crows are not well suited for carrying riders.

    Combat

    Storm crows always signal their displeasure with a thunderstorm. They charge their prey from the sky and attempt to murder or blind opponents.

    Eviscerating Claws (Ex): A successful critical hit disembowels and instantly slays a Medium or smaller victim (DC 15 Fort negates; creatures without vital organs such as Constructs, Plants, Oozes and Undead are immune to this effect). The save is Strength-based.

    Eye Strike (Ex): As a full round action, a storm crow can charge a Small or larger opponent and attempt to gouge its eyes out. The storm crow gains a +4 Circumstance bonus to hit as a normal attack and if successful, gouges out both its opponent's eyes, blinding it. A successful Reflex save (DC 18) negates the blinding, but the opponent takes 2d8+2 points of damage instead. Creatures with more than two eyes are not blinded until all of their eyes are gouged out. The save is Dexterity-based.

    Rend (Ex): If a storm crow successfully attacks with both claws, it latches onto the opponent’s body and tears the flesh. This attack automatically deals 2d6+2 points of damage.

    Summon Thunderstorm (Su): Once a day as a standard action, a storm crow can cast control weather but can only cause thunderstorms. CL 13 as druid. The storm lasts for 8d12 hours and affects a circle in a 3-mile radius. In addition to wind and precipitation (usually rain, but sometimes also hail), thunderstorms are accompanied by lightning that can pose a hazard to characters without proper shelter (especially those in metal armor). Rain reduces visibility ranges by half, resulting in a -4 penalty on Spot and Search checks. It has the same effect on flames, ranged weapon attacks, and Listen checks as severe wind. Hail does not reduce visibility, but the sound of falling hail makes Listen checks more difficult (-4 penalty). Sometimes (5% chance) hail can become large enough to deal 1 point of lethal damage (per storm) to anything in the open. Once hail is on the ground, it costs 2 squares of movement to enter a hail-covered square. As a rule of thumb, assume one bolt per minute for a 1-hour period at the center of the storm. Each bolt causes electricity damage equal to 1d10 eight-sided dice. Storm crows can dismiss the storm as a standard action though the storm slowly clears 1d10 minutes.

    Spell-like abilities (Sp): 3/day—obscuring mist; 1/day—gust of wind (DC 13)

    *Skills: Storm crows have a +4 racial bonus to Appraise checks included in the statistics block.
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    A storm crow can carry a rider on its back at a -5 penalty since they are not well suited for carrying riders.
    I assume the penalty applies to the rider's ride checks?
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    Yes, the rider takes the penalty.
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    Default Re: Storm Crow 3.5 monster PEACH

    You should include something about a rivalry with another creature; the chimney imp.
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    ...magical trumps mundane so often that mundane really needs to be able to give magic a good kick in the junk now and then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sypher667 View Post
    You should include something about a rivalry with another creature; the chimney imp.
    I don't get it...
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    It's a Magic the Gathering reference. Storm Crows are a MTG card. I don't play the game but Chimney Imp is also a card.

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    Default Re: Storm Crow 3.5 monster PEACH

    Chimney Imp and Storm Crow are really famous in the MTG community for being OP as crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just to Browse View Post
    Chimney Imp and Storm Crow are really famous in the MTG community for being OP as crap.
    Despite being crap. You forgot the important part.
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