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Quetz Couatl

These sacred feathered serpents tirelessly serve the powers of law and good. Some operate directly as messengers and intermediaries of the deities, while others operate independently in aiding the cause of righteousness. Either way, they watch over mortals and try to influence and aid them from the shadows, shifting from plane to plane to spread wisdom and healing where they are needed. Some quetz couatls are worshipped as divinities in remote or isolated societies, and while they do not encourage such veneration, they use the trust placed in them to foster peace and cooperation with others.

Quetz couatls are typically 10 to 20 feet long, with iridescent blue and green scales. Their glorious wings of rainbow-hued feathers span 15 feet and weigh nearly a ton. They are carnivorous, feeding on birds, mammals, and even the occasional evil humanoid.

Recall Knowledge - Beast (Arcana, Nature): DC 29

Quetz CouatlCreature 10

Source Bestiary 2 pg. 54
Perception +21; darkvision, detect alignment
Languages Celestial, Common, Draconic; telepathy 100 feet
Skills Acrobatics +16, Arcana +19, Diplomacy +22, Nature +22, Occultism +19, Religion +22, Survival +16
Str +7, Dex +3, Con +5, Int +6, Wis +5, Cha +5
AC 30; Fort +19, Ref +19, Will +21
HP 175
Speed 15 feet, fly 50 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action jaws +23 [+18/+13] (magical), Damage 2d10+13 piercing plus quetz couatl venom and GrabDivine Innate Spells DC 29; 7th ethereal jaunt (at will), plane shift (self only); 5th breath of life, divine wrath; 4th charm, gaseous form; 3rd mind reading (at will); 2nd invisibility (self only; at will); Cantrips (5th) disrupt undead, light, mage hand; Constant (5th) detect alignment (all alignments simultaneously)
Greater Constrict Single ActionSingle Action 2d10+7 bludgeoning, DC 29Quetz Couatl Venom (poison) A quetz couatl's venom deals good damage rather than poison damage to fiends; Saving Throw DC 29 Fortitude; Maximum Duration 6 rounds; Stage 1 2d6 poison damage and enfeebled 1 (1 round); Stage 2 2d8 poison damage, enfeebled 1, and flat-footed (1 round); Stage 3 2d10 poison damage, enfeebled 2, and flat-footed (1 round)Radiant Wings Two ActionsTwo Actions (divine, enchantment, incapacitation, mental, visual) The quetz couatl spreads its multicolored wings and radiant plumage. Each enemy within 30 feet must attempt a DC 29 Will save.
Critical Success The creature is unaffected and is temporarily immune to Radiant Wings for 24 hours.
Success The creature is dazzled for 1 round.
Failure The creature is dazzled for 1 minute.
Critical Failure As failure, but if the creature is evil, it is also stunned 3.
Wrap in Coils Single ActionSingle Action Requirements The quetz couatl has a Medium or smaller creature grabbed or restrained in its jaws; Effect The quetz couatl moves the creature into its coils, freeing its fangs to make attacks, then uses Greater Constrict against the creature. The quetz couatl can hold as many creatures in its coils as will fit in its space.

All Monsters in "Couatl"

Quetz Couatl10


Source Bestiary 2 pg. 54
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Sidebar - Related Creatures Other Couatls

The quetz couatl presented here is the most common of its kind, and while most adventurers and scholars refer to them simply as “couatls,” other kinds exist as well, such as the fierce xiuh couatl, the nomadic auwaz couatl, the wise mix couatl, the nurturing chicome couatl, and the furious tletli couatl.