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Fluttercat

Medium beast, unaligned

Armor Class 17 (natural)
Hit Points 162 (25d8 + 50)
Speed 40 ft., fly 50 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
17 (+3) 20 (+5) 15 (+2) 2 (–4) 16 (+3) 6 (–2)

Skills Perception +6, Stealth +8
Senses darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 16
Languages
Challenge 7 (2,900 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Soothing Purr. A calm and happy fluttercat can purr almost like a housecat, and like its roar, a fluttercat’s purr is suffused with magic. Those who spend at least an hour in close proximity to a purring fluttercat (including the fluttercat itself) are affected as if by a long rest and lesser restoration. A creature other than the fluttercat can receive this benefit no more than once per day.

ACTIONS

  • Multiattack. The fluttercat makes one Bite attack and two Claw attacks.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 15 (2d8 + 6) piercing damage.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (1d6 + 8) slashing damage, plus if the fluttercat hits one target with both Claw attacks on one turn, the target takes an additional 23 (5d6 + 6) slashing damage.
  • Aerial Pounce. Fluttercats are adept at using aerial dives to knock prey to the ground. If a fluttercat is both in the air and at least 10 feet above an opponent, the fluttercat may move up to twice its speed in a dive, ending with two Claw attacks. If both attacks hit, then in addition to extra damage the target must succeed on a DC 12 Dexterity saving throw or be knocked prone.
  • Frightful Roar (recharge 6). When a fluttercat roars, the sound is magically projected and amplified, causing all creatures that can hear it and that are within 60 feet of it to make a successful DC 12 Constitution saving throw or be stunned for 1d3 rounds.

ABOUT

Cloud giants magically bred fluttercats to be pets and to keep down bird populations. While this worked out splendidly for the cloud giants, prides of feral fluttercats, with no fear of humanoids, have learned that cows and sheep are tasty meals. Cloud giant communities have yet to acknowledge any responsibility in this matter, and fluttercats are a terrible problem in ranching and herding communities wherever fluttercat prides claim territory.

Fluttercats are natural pack hunters and adroit in their flight. They prefer easy fights with slow prey whenever possible, but a well-fed fluttercat pride sometimes chases and toys with a meal for some time before digging in. They prefer sheep over all other food, and eat humanoids only if starving. They defend themselves if threatened.

Fluttercats are beautiful creatures, as sleek and graceful as one might expect of large, winged cats. The size of a cheetah or puma, their fur and feathers have been bred to come in a range of blues and grays, with lynx-like fur patterns and hawk-like feather patterns. Each pride varies a bit in colors and markings, and captive-bred fluttercats show more variety still. Domesticated fluttercats turn wild easily, and even a lazy, fat, house fluttercat, raised among giants, can sometimes become a deadly predator around smaller creatures.

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