Cunalrur (The Eye Upon The Road)

Medium monstrosity, lawful neutral

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 32 (5d8+10)
Speed 40 ft., fly 80 ft.

13 (+2) 18 (+4) 14 (+2) 10 (0) 12 (+1) 7 (-2)

Skills Perception +5
Damage Resistances cold
Senses passive Perception 15, truesight
Languages Telepathic communication
Challenge 2 (450 XP)


  • Rend. If the cunalrur strikes a victim with at least two claw attacks, the victim suffers an extra 3 (1d6) slashing damage per successful claw attack.
  • Telepathic Communication. The cunalrur can telepathically transmit visions of anything it sees, as well as empathic impulses to those with whom it has established a willing telepathic bond (usually its pack and/or master).
  • Pack Tactics. Whenever the cunalrur is within 5 feet of an ally, it gains advantage on all attack rolls, so long as that ally is not incapacitated.


  • Multiattack. The cunalrur makes six claw attacks.
  • Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d6+4) slashing damage.


Man-sized, six-legged beasts, the cunalrur are swift runners and able fliers. They have thin bodies covered in light furlike feathers. An equally lengthy, prehensile tail gives them advantage on dangerous inclines. They have thick, dark claws that serve them in their purchase in trees, cliffs, and the like, and they can also act as weapons. Cunalrur have a thin membrane growing between their hind and forelegs, which enables them to fly or glide for great distances. Their brows are high, shaped more like a wolf’s, but rather than a snout, they possess an eaglelike beak. Whether climbing, flying, or running, they display tremendous speed.

Territorial Guardians. Cunalrur are highly prized guard animals, as they are highly territorial, possess exceptional vision, and have minor telepathic abilities. These allow them to function with a sort of hive mind, projecting images of what they see to other members of their pack or to anyone else with whom they wish to communicate. Vocally, they produce only a hollow howl, which is used only when they are in great pain or when issuing a warning of danger to their pack or master.

Non-Aggressive Packs. As pack animals, the cunalrur travel in groups of up to four. They reproduce asexually, laying 1-2 eggs about every two years. These they bury or hide in a secure place and leave them. The eggs mature on their own and hatch as a fully mature adult cunalrur in 6-7 weeks, whereupon they immediately seek out others of their kind to join a pack. The cunalrur are not particularly aggressive, but they can be dangerous when hunting, cornered, or otherwise forced to fight. In combat, they rear up on their hind legs and use their claws to grab the target, ripping and tearing viciously until the target is dead or they are removed.

Cunalrur eggs are highly prized, bringing anywhere from 1,500 to 10,000 gp per egg.

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