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Giant Eagle

No mere animals, giant eagles have a keen intellect and a strong sense of honor. As guardians of their mountain homes, giant eagles attempt to prevent the encroachment of civilization upon wild land and the predations of wicked humanoid settlements. Unlike ordinary eagles, which tend to be solitary creatures, giant eagles congregate within aeries holding up to a dozen members and work together to protect their domains.

Giant eagles have wingspans up to 30 feet across and weigh up to 500 pounds. These impressive birds cannot be easily broken or cowed. A giant eagle may allow trusted terrestrial friends to ride it, but they invariably resist saddles, harnesses, or other equipment that might suggest they are mere beasts of burden rather than trusted companions. Giant eagles are long-lived and take debts and oaths very seriously, often remembering slights for years and remaining slow to forgive.

Recall Knowledge (Arcana, Nature): DC 18

Giant EagleCreature 3

NGLargeBeast
Source Bestiary pg. 141
Perception +11; low-light vision
Languages Auran, Sylvan; (can’t speak any language)
Skills Acrobatics +11, Athletics +8
Str +3, Dex +4, Con +1, Int +0, Wis +2, Cha +2
AC 19, Fort +6, Ref +11, Will +9
HP 45
Evasion When a giant eagle rolls a success on a Reflex save, it gets a critical success instead.
Speed 10 feet, fly 60 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action beak +12, Damage 2d8+5 piercingMelee Single ActionSingle Action talon +12 (agile), Damage 1d10+5 slashing plus GrabEagle Dive Two ActionsTwo Actions The giant eagle Flies up to double its fly Speed in a straight line, descending at least 10 feet, and then makes a talon Strike.Snatch A giant eagle can Fly at half Speed while it has a creature grabbed or restrained in its talons, carrying that creature along with it.

Allies in the Skies

Aeries of giant eagles can make potent allies to those who respect their territories and approach without malice in their hearts. Giant eagles are just as likely to swoop in and provide unsolicited aid to those in the lowlands of their realm against obvious dangers, but if not offered respect in turn, giant eagles may abandon an unpleasant victim to its fate rather than suffer more insults.

All Monsters in "Eagle"

NameLevel
Eagle-1
Giant Eagle3

Eagle

Source Bestiary pg. 141
These large birds of prey swoop down from incredible heights to snatch fish and small mammals in their powerful talons. Eagles nest atop high trees or steep cliffs that provide a commanding view of the surrounding area. They avoid nesting too near civilization, but some remote cultures train eagles as hunting companions.