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Bird, Albatross

This seabird has an expansive wingspan of pure white plumage, a long hooked beak, and tail feathers tipped in black.

Unaligned Small beast

Armor Class 11
Hit Points 2 (1d6 -1)
Speed 10 ft., fly 40 ft.

STRDEXCONINTWISCHA
3 (-4)13 (+1)8 (-1)2 (-4)11 (+0)6 (-2)

Condition Immunities diseased, poisoned
Skills Perception +2
Languages none
Challenge 1/8 (25 XP)

Actions

  • Beak. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit (reach 5 ft.; one creature). Hit: 1 piercing damage.

Special Traits

  • Cursed Fate. Any creature that kills a Blight albatross must make a successful DC 11 Wis saving throw or receive a curse. A cursed creature treats all d20 rolls of natural 20s as 1s instead. A cursed creature repeats the saving throw every time it completes a long rest, ending the effect on a success.

About

Environment Coast
Organization solitary, family (2–3), flock (4–12), or colony (13–24)

Albatross’ are common along shorelines. The albatross’s diet is predominantly fish, crustaceans, and offal, although they also scavenge carrion when necessary. Due to the nature of the pollution found in the river and its inhabitants, the Blight albatross has developed considerable resistance to diseases and poisons. Most people are reluctant to kill one of these birds, for it is considered bad luck. Those that have slain one of these creatures soon finds the legends are very true, and for a period of time find their luck changed for the worse.

The adult plumage of most of the Blight albatrosses is usually some variation of dark upper-wing and back with white undersides. A Blight albatross stands 3 feet tall with a wingspan of up to 12 feet and weighs 20 pounds.

About

Environment Any land
Organization solitary

Section 15: Copyright Notice

The Tome of Blighted Horrors, © 2016, Frog God Games, LLC; Authors John Ling, Authors Richard Pett, Pete Pollard, Alistair Rigg, Jeffrey Swank, and Greg A. Vaughan.

Additional Credit Author Greg A. Vaughan, based on material by Richard Pett.