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Giant Lynx

Large celestial, chaotic good

Armor Class 17 (natural armor)
Hit Points 123 (13d10 + 52)
Speed 40 ft., climb 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
16 (+3) 22 (+6) 19 (+4) 17 (+3) 20 (+5) 20 (+5)

Saving Throws Wisdom +9, Charisma +9
Skills Animal Handling +9, Insight +9, Perception +9, Stealth +10
Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical weapons
Condition Immunities charmed, exhaustion, frightened
Senses darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 19
Languages all, telepathy 120 ft.
Challenge 9 (5,000 XP)

Special Traits

Actions

  • Multiattack. The giant lynx makes one bite attack and two claw attacks.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +10 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (2d6 + 6) piercing damage.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +10 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 15 (2d8 + 6) slashing damage.
  • Change Shape. The giant lynx magically polymorphs into a humanoid or beast that has a challenge rating equal to or less than its own, or back into its true form. It reverts to its true form if it dies. Any equipment it is wearing or carrying is absorbed or borne by the new form (the giant lynx’s choice). In a new form, the giant lynx retains its game statistics and ability to speak, but its AC, movement modes, Strength, Dexterity, and special senses are replaced by those of the new form, and it gains any statistics or capabilities (except class features, legendary actions, and lair actions) that the new form has but that it lacks.

About

This big cat has thick back and forelegs, each with enormous, clawed, paws. Its tail is short and tufted. Its eyes glisten with divine power, and it wears a scarab beetle amulet around its thick neck. While it appears as simply a very large feline creature, the giant lynx is, in fact, a celestial being — a servant of the Goddess of Beauty and Cats, Bast. Each is a dedicated creature, created by the Goddess to act as her emissaries on the Material Plane. The highest clerics of Bast can, if they are pious enough, gain the attention of one of these servants. These creatures are often the creature Bast sends to consecrate those deemed worthy enough to receive the blessing of lycanthropy, one of the greatest gifts that Bast can grant.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Tome of Horrors © 2018, Frog God Games, LLC; Authors: Kevin Baase, Erica Balsley, John “Pexx” Barnhouse, Christopher Bishop, Casey Christofferson, Jim Collura, Andrea Costantini, Jayson ‘Rocky’ Gardner, Zach Glazar, Meghan Greene, Scott Greene, Lance Hawvermale, Travis Hawvermale, Ian S. Johnston, Bill Kenower, Patrick Lawinger, Rhiannon Louve, Ian McGarty, Edwin Nagy, James Patterson, Nathan Paul, Patrick N. Pilgrim, Clark Peterson, Anthony Pryor, Greg Ragland, Robert Schwalb, G. Scott Swift, Greg A. Vaughan, and Bill Webb