originally posted by kalthandrix
Here is my vision of an Athasian lion using the Athasian creature template I made. I think that this beast would fit in well on Athas. I took the format and original stats directly from the SRD and then applied the template (see sig for that).Let me know what you think!
Large Animal (Augmented Animal, Psionic)
Hit Dice: 5d8+15 (37 hp)
Speed: 40 ft. (8 squares)
Armor Class: 19 (–1 size, +4 Dex, +6 natural), touch 13, flat-footed 15
Base Attack/Grapple: +3/+14
Attack: Claw +9 melee (1d6+7)
Full Attack: 2 claws +9 melee (1d6+7) and bite +4 melee (1d8+3)
Space/Reach: 10 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks: Pounce, improved grab, rake 1d6+3, psi-like abilities
Special Qualities: Low-light vision, scent, naturally psionic
Saves: Fort +7, Ref +8, Will +2
Abilities: Str 25, Dex 19, Con 17, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 8
Skills: Balance +8, Hide +4*, Listen +5, Move Silently +12, Spot +5
Feats: Alertness, Run, Improved Natural Weapon (claw)B
Environment: Scrub plains or stony barrens
Organization: Solitary, pair, or pride (6–10)
Challenge Rating: 4
Advancement: 6–8 HD (Large)
Level Adjustment: +2
An Athasian lion is a creature of terrible fury and majestic beauty. It has a body that ranges from 5 to 8 feet long and weighs 380 to 600 pounds. Their hide is covered with very fine scales that are about 2 to 3 inches in length and have a sulfuric-yellow coloring. The Athasian lion’s head is wreathed with a long black mane, and its tail is tipped with the same wiry hair. The large beast’s yellow eyes posses an intelligence and cunning not found in most animals
Females are slightly smaller and do not have manes, but use the same statistics.
Pounce (Ex): If an Athasian lion charges a foe, it can make a full attack, including two rake attacks.
Improved Grab (Ex): To use this ability, an Athasian lion must hit with its bite attack. It can then attempt to start a grapple as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity. If it wins the grapple check, it establishes a hold and can rake.
Rake (Ex): Attack bonus +9 melee, damage 1d6+3.
Psi-like Abilities (Sp): The following abilities are all manifested as a 5th level manifester; 3/day each offensive precognition (+3 insight bonus), thought shield (PR 15 for 3 rounds), wild leap (ds)(+10 to jump check), and 1/day force screen (+5 shield bonus to AC).
Naturally Psionic: An Athasian lion has 1 bonus power point
Skills: Athasian lions have a +4 racial bonus on Balance, Hide, and Move Silently checks. *In areas of tall grass or heavy undergrowth, the Hide bonus improves to +13.