Eagle Giant

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Gemälde von Christian Wilhelm Allers (1857-1915) Gemälde von Christian Wilhelm Allers (1857-1915)
Giant Eagle
Large magical beast
Hit Dice 4d10+4 (26 hp)
Initiative +3
Speed 10 ft. (2 squares), Fly 80 ft. (average)
Armor Class 15 (-1 size, +3 Dexterity, +3 natural), touch 12, flat-footed 12
Base Attack/Grapple +4/+12
Attack Claw +7 melee (1d6+4)
Full Attack 2 claws +7 melee (1d6+4) and bite +2 melee (1d8+2)
Space/Reach 10 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks -
Special Qualities Low-Light Vision, evasion
Saves Fort +5, Ref +7, Will +3
Abilities Strength 18, Dexterity 17, Constitution 12, Intelligence 10, Wisdom 14, Charisma 10
Skills Knowledge (nature) +2, Listen +6, Sense Motive +4, Spot +15, Survival +3
Feats Alertness, Flyby Attack
Environment Temperate mountains
Organization Solitary, pair, or eyrie (5-12)
Challenge Rating 3
Treasure None
Alignment Usually neutral good
Advancement 5-8 HD (Large); 9-12 HD (Huge)
Level Adjustment +2 (cohort)

A typical giant eagle stands about 10 feet tall, has a wingspan of up to 20 feet, and resembles its smaller cousins in nearly every way except size. It weighs about 500 pounds.

Giant eagles speak Common and Auran.

COMBAT

A giant eagle typically attacks from a great height, diving earthward at tremendous speed. When it cannot dive, it uses its powerful talons and slashing beak to strike at its target's head and eyes.

A solitary giant eagle is typically hunting or patrolling in the vicinity of its nest and generally ignores creatures that do not appear threatening. A mated pair attacks in concert, making repeated diving attacks to drive away intruders, and fights to the death to defend their nest or hatchlings.

Evasion (Ex): With a successful Reflex save against an attack that allows a Reflex save for half damage, a giant eagle takes no damage.

Skills: Giant eagles have a +4 racial bonus on Spot checks.

TRAINING A GIANT EAGLE

Although intelligent, a giant eagle requires training before it can bear a rider in combat. To be trained, a giant eagle must have a friendly attitude toward the trainer (this can be achieved through a successful Diplomacy check). Training a friendly giant eagle requires six weeks of work and a DC 25 Handle Animal check.

Riding a giant eagle requires an exotic saddle. A giant eagle can fight while carrying a rider, but the rider cannot also attack unless he or she succeeds on a Ride check.

Giant eagle eggs are worth 2,500 gp apiece on the open market, while chicks are worth 4,000 gp each. Professional trainers charge 1,000 gp to rear or train a giant eagle.

Carrying Capacity: A light load for a giant eagle is up to 300 pounds; a medium load, 301-600 pounds; and a heavy load, 601-900 pounds.

Ultimate Equipment Guide II

Author Greg Lynch, J. C. Alvarez
Publisher Mongoose Publishing
Publish date 2005
ISBN 1-904854-97-4
OGL Section 15 ueg2
Content Puller Mark Gedak

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These enormous birds are among the most common aerial mounts, though they are unlikely to serve an evil master. Their keen eyesight makes them exceptionally useful for scouts.

Eggs

For those beasts that are hatched from eggs, buying one as an egg is the cheapest means of procuring one. Additionally, being with the creature from the moment it hatches will help beast and owner bond. However, successfully raising an egg, keeping it viable until the creature within does hatch, is a difficult business, particularly with some of the more exotic beasts which require unusual and specific circumstances to incubate. The Beast Within does offer incubation services to its customers, making it far more likely the dearly-bought egg will survive to hatch.

Giant Eagle Egg: 2,500 gp

Young

Purchasing a creature when it is young and immature is more expensive than purchasing it when it is still in the egg, but also has two distinct advantages. The first and most obvious is that the creature has already successfully hatched, while purchasing an egg means gambling the creature will survive. The second is that the creature is old enough to be trained, meaning it is much closer to being able to serve the buyer as a mount, pack animal or guardian beast.

Giant Eagle Young: 4,000 gp

Training

Left untrained, a beast like a giant eagle is worse than useless – it is dangerous. A skilled trainer is able to teach the creature to serve a human master, though the necessary training regimen varies wildly from creature to creature. The price listed for training includes any potential healing needs the trainer may have in the course of working with the beast.

Giant Eagle Training: 1,000 gp

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