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Eagle, Two-Headed

With two sets of sharp eyes and razor-sharp beaks, the two-headed eagle spots its prey and snatches it up with frightening speed. Drawn to shiny objects, the eagle swoops down, snatching a mounted knight from its horse.

Huge monstrosity, unaligned

Armor Class 15
Hit Points 142 (15d12 + 45)
Speed 20 ft., fly 100 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
20 (+5) 21 (+5) 16 (+3) 6 (–2) 12 (+1) 14 (+2)

Skills Acrobatics +8, Athletics +8, Perception +4
Condition Immunities charmed
Senses truesight 120 ft., passive Perception 14
Languages understands Common but can’t speak
Challenge 7 (2,900 XP)

Special Traits

  • Flyby. The two-headed eagle doesn’t provoke an opportunity attack when it flies out of an enemy’s reach.
  • Two-Headed. The eagle has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks and on saving throws against being blinded, charmed, deafened, frightened, stunned, and knocked unconscious.
  • Wakeful. While the two-headed eagle sleeps, at least one of its heads is awake.

Actions

  • Multiattack. The two-headed eagle makes two bite attacks and one talons attack.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 16 (2d10 + 5) piercing damage.
  • Talons. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 12 (2d6 + 5) piercing damage and the target is grappled (escape DC 16). Until this grapple ends, the target is restrained, and the two-headed eagle can’t use its talons on another target.

About

Hunters of the Unseen. Enormous birds of prey, twoheaded eagles soar the skies of many parts of the world, using their extraordinarily keen vision to hunt down prey and threats to their nests alike. Their ability to see invisible creatures has led to many ill-fated attempts to raid their nests; the same ability that makes them so sought after as potential guardians also makes their nests nigh impossible to approach undetected.

Dangerous Favorites. Considered to be wise birds, they are nonetheless attracted to shiny objects, much to the dismay of the occasional, armored noble. This tendency, coupled with their disdain for herds of livestock as prey, has played a large role in their continued favor among villagers and country folk in many lands. While two-headed eagles do feed on deer, elk, and other game favored by hunters, their preferred prey consists of giant snakes, wild and dire boar, and large river fish.

Symbol of the Watchful. Known for their ability to see the invisible, two-headed eagles appear frequently on coats of arms, symbolizing watchfulness, a dedication to truth, or a wariness for deception or assassins.

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