Kreutzet (CR 7)

This immense eagle unleashes a shrill cry as it bares its talons, each large enough to carry off a person with ease.

Kreutzet (CR 7)

XP 3,200
Kreutzet
N Huge animal
Init +7; Senses low-light vision; Perception +14


Defense


AC 20, touch 11, flat-footed 17 (+3 Dex, +9 natural, -2 size)
hp 77 (14d8+14)
Fort +10, Ref +14, Will +7


Offense


Speed 20 ft., fly 80 ft. (average)
Melee bite +14 (1d10+6), 2 talons +14 (1d8+6 plus grab)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 15 ft.


Statistics


Str 22, Dex 16, Con 12, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 10
Base Atk +10; CMB +18 (+22 grapple); CMD 31
Feats Critical Focus, Flyby Attack, Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Lightning Reflexes, Skill Focus (Perception), Wingover
Skills Acrobatics +3 (-1 to jump), Fly +9, Perception +14


Special Abilities


Critical Focus +4 to confirm critical hits.
Flight (80 feet, Average) You can fly!
Flyby Attack You can take a standard action during your move action while flying.
Grab: Talon (Huge) (Ex) You can start a grapple as a free action if you hit with the designated weapon.
Low-Light Vision See twice as far as a human in dim light, distinguishing color and detail.
Wingover (1/round) Can turn up to 180 degrees as a free action without a Fly check.


Ecology


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Photograph Credit: Igor Shpilenok

Environment mountains
Organization solitary or mated pair
Treasure none

Kreutzets are immense eagles that were once bound and used as mounts during the Radiant Age. Impressive wingspans, beautiful markings, and unshakeable morales made these beasts popular symbols for warriors and adventurers across the nine great cities of man.

Bred for size, endurance, and strength, these avian creatures could carry riders immense distances without tiring. Kreutzets were a common sight in the skies throughout the Golden Empire and later on the battlefield during the civil wars that followed the smiting of Jarilostrad.

Over time Kreutzet numbers dwindled, and currently very few still live in captivity. Wild populations of these beasts are sometimes spotted on the fringes of Yavmir, with large flocks rumoured to exist in both Zomekh and Isk. Although once well trained animal companions, most Kreutzet encountered in The Mortal Age are feral and dangerous hunter, easily capable of rending an unwary traveler in twain.