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Baykok

Medium undead, neutral evil

Armor Class 20 (natural armor)
Hit Points 97 (15d8 + 30)
Speed 30 ft., fly 40 ft. (can hover)

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
15 (+2) 18 (+4) 15 (+2) 11 (+0) 10 (+0) 14 (+2)

Skills Perception +3, Stealth +7
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities exhaustion, poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 13
Languages the languages it knew in life
Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Hunter’s Reward. When a baykok reduces a hostile creature to 0 hit points, the baykok gains 12 temporary hit points.
  • Vile Arrow. Once per round, when the baykok hits with its bow of bone attack, the target must make a DC 13 Constitution saving throw. On a failed save, the target is paralyzed for 1 minute. A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

ACTIONS

  • Multiattack. The baykok makes three bow attacks.
  • Bow of Bone. Ranged Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, range 100/400 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (1d8+4) piercing damage plus 3 (1d6) necrotic damage.
  • Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (2d6+4) slashing damage.
  • Dread Howl (Recharge 6). Non-baykoks within 30 feet who can hear it must make a DC 13 Wisdom saving throw. On a failed saving throw, a creature is frightened for 1 minute, and incapacitated as long as it is frightened. A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success. If a creature’s saving throw is successful or the effect ends for it, the creature is immune to that baykok’s Dread Howl for the next 24 hours.

ACTIONS

This howling corpse swoops through the air with hideously elongated legs and a bow made of bone. When hunters become utterly obsessed with the chase and indulge excessively in the savagery of the kill, their souls become progressively tainted. When such remorseless hunters perish before they can capture and kill their quarry, they sometimes rise from death as baykoks—flying undead horrors that kill purely for the ecstasy that only murder can bring them.

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Aegis of Empires Adventure Path © 2021, Legendary Games; Authors: Greg A. Vaughan, Matt Goodall, Steve Helt, Tom Knauss, Anthony Pryor, Alistair J. Rigg, and Jeffrey Swank; based on original material by Greg A. Vaughan.