Monday, February 16, 2009

Monster: Auizha

Armour Class: 6
Hit Dice: 3+5**
Move: 180' (60')
swim 180' (60')
Attacks: 2 claws + 1 bite
Damage: 1-3 / 1-3 / 1-6 + poison
No. Appearing: 1 (1-6)
Save As: F4
Morale: 8
Treasure Type: U
Alignment: Chaotic
XP Value: 100

An auizha resembles a wild canine in basic build -- but a canine with webbed paws, hooked claws, and covered in iridescent blue feathers instead of a furry pelt. Its eyes are featureless and golden. Equally at home in water or on land, the auizha can create full-sensory illusions -- often of a helpless child drowning or snarled in briars, when dealing with humanoids -- in order to lure in prey. Unless a save vs. spell is successfully made, the victim never senses the auizha approaching and it automatically has surprise.

When attacking, an auizha uses its claws and bite, inflicting 1-3 and 1-6 hit points of damage respectively. Its bite is venomous, causing paralysis for 2-8 turns if a save vs. poison is failed; given the chance, the auizha will drag paralyzed prey into water to drown.

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