|William Blake: Beatrice Addressing Dante
Griffons are powerful,
majestic creatures with the characteristics of both lions and eagles. From
nose to tail, an adult griffon can measure as much as 8 feet. Neither males
nor females are endowed with a mane. A pair of broad, golden wings emerge
from the creatures back and span 25 feet or more. A griffon weighs about
500 pounds. A griffon cannot speak,
but understands Common.
(6 squares), Fly 80 ft. (average)
size, +2 Dexterity, +6 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 15
+11 melee (2d6+4)
+11 melee (2d6+4) and 2 claws +8 melee (1d4+2)
|Darkvision 60 ft., Low-Light
Vision, Scent, Resistance to acid, cold, and electricity
Resistance 12, Damage Reduction 5/magic
+8, Ref +7, Will +5
18, Dexterity 15, Constitution 16, Intelligence 5, Wisdom 13, Charisma 8
|Skills||Jump +8, Listen +6, Spot +10|
Will, Multiattack, Weapon Focus (bite)
hills in any good-aligned plane
pair, or pride (610)
HD (Large); 1121 HD (Huge)
Griffons prefer to pounce
on their prey, either diving to the attack or leaping from above.
Smite Evil (Su): Once
per day the creature can make a normal melee attack to deal extra damage equal
to its HD total (maximum of +20) against a evil foe.
Pounce (Ex): If
a griffon dives upon or charges a foe, it can make a full attack, including
two rake attacks.
Rake (Ex): Attack
bonus +8 melee, damage 1d6+2.
TRAINING A GRIFFON
a griffon requires training before it can bear a rider in combat. To be trained,
a griffon must have a friendly attitude toward the trainer (this can be achieved
through a successful Diplomacy check). Training a friendly griffon requires
six weeks of work and a DC 25 Handle Animal check. Riding a griffon requires
an exotic saddle. A griffon can fight while carrying a rider, but the rider
cannot also attack unless he or she succeeds on a Ride (Dexterity)check.
Griffon eggs are worth
3,500 gp apiece on the open market, while young are worth 7,000 gp each. Professional
trainers charge 1,500 gp to rear or train a griffon.
Carrying Capacity: A light load for a griffon is up to 300 pounds; a medium load, 301600
pounds; and a heavy load, 601900 pounds.
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