Simargl (CR 9)

Vibrant scales and plumage cover this massive beast from head to toe. It gently tilts its head to the side as it spreads its broad wings and leans in towards you.

Simargl (CR 9)

XP 6,400
Simargl
CG Large outsider (primal)
Init +7; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +19


Defense


AC 22, touch 12, flat-footed 19 (+3 Dex, +10 natural, -1 size)
hp 115 (11d10+55)
Fort +12, Ref +6, Will +12
SR 20
Immune electricity, sonic;
Weaknesses vulnerable to fire


Offense


Speed 30 ft., fly 120 ft. (good)
Melee bite +16 (2d6+5), 2 claws +15 (1d8+5), tail slap +13 (1d8+2)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks breath weapon (60-ft. cone, 6d8 sonic damage + deafens, Fortitude DC 20 for half and negates deafness, usable every 1d4 rounds)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 11th; concentration +14)
At will—speak with plants


Statistics


Str 21, Dex 16, Con 21, Int 12, Wis 20, Cha 16
Base Atk +11; CMB +17; CMD 30
Feats Combat Reflexes, Flyby Attack, Hover, Improved Initiative, Multiattack, Weapon Focus (bite)
Skills Bluff +17, Diplomacy +17, Fly +19, Intimidate +17, Knowledge (nature) +15, Perception +19, Sense Motive +19


Special Abilities


Darkvision (60 feet) You can see in the dark (black and white only).


Ecology


simargl
Illustration Credit: Sinelnik

Environment any (sacred sites)
Organization solitary
Treasure none

A spring eidolon favoured as guardians by the gods of the spring triumvirate. Simargl are large winged monsters often mistaken as zmey (dragons) but closer in appearance to a winged dog. Standing upwards of fifteen feet tall, simargl possess sharp teeth and claws, broad feathered wings, and a strange mix of plumage and scaling that protect their vibrantly coloured bodies.

Despite their unusual and intimidating appearance, simargls are generally benevolent eidolons. Charged with protecting holy sites and wonders of nature, they go about their duties with endless patience and unmatched vigilance. A simargl may spend its entire life guarding a single tree, going years without making contact with other intelligent beings. Due to this near-constant isolation, simargls take quite kindly to travelers, often offering aid and advice to those who stumble upon their domain. However, those who aim to damage or destroy an area under a simargl’s protection will find themselves faced with a truly deadly foe.

Simargls are revered and respected by many in Yavmir, especially followers of Mokosh, Vesna, and Morzanna. Its likeness can be found emblazoned upon jewellery, clothing, stoneware, and a multitude of other common trinkets.