Friday, December 27, 2013

Frightful Fridays! Mashup Marathon! Pterodactwhale

The pterodactwhale is another creature that will surprise characters staying away from the water in false assurance of their safety. This mashup is considerably less aggressive than the arachnishark, so characters who do not provoke the creature should have no problem. Another creature awaits you in an hour!

This impossible creature is a large, winged whale that glides fairly awkwardly through the sky.
Pterodactwhale CR 4
XP 1,200
N Huge magical beast (aquatic)
Init –2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +9

AC 18, touch 6, flat-footed 18 (–2 Dex, –2 size, +12 natural)
hp 42 (5d10+15)
Fort +7, Ref +2, Will +3

Speed 10 ft., fly 40 ft. (clumsy), swim 60 ft.
Melee slam +11 (2d6+12)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 15 ft.
Special Attacks crush
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 5th; concentration +6)
1/day—shout (DC 15)

Str 26, Dex 7, Con 17, Int 2, Wis 15, Cha 12
Base Atk +5; CMB +15 (+17 bull rush); CMD 23 (25 vs. bull rush)
Feats Awesome Blow, Improved Bull Rush, Power Attack
Skills Fly +2, Perception +9, Swim +20; Racial Modifiers +16 Fly
SQ amphibious

Environment any ocean
Organization solitary, pair, or pod (3–16)
Treasure none

Special Abilities
Crush (Ex) A pterodactwhale can land on foes as a full-attack action, using its whole body to crush them. This attack affects Medium or smaller creatures and affects as many creatures as fit in the pterodactwhale's space. Creatures in the affected area must succeed at a DC 16 Reflex save or be pinned, automatically taking 2d8+12 bludgeoning damage during the next round unless the pterodactwhale moves off them. If the pterodactwhale chooses to maintain the pin, it must succeed at a combat maneuver check as normal. Pinned foes take damage from the crush each round if they do not escape. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Sometimes, creators who crossbreed creatures enjoy the challenge of devising something that seems otherwise impossible in nature. Pterodactwhales are one such frightening concept, managing to barely stay aloft and landing frequently to rest. During these landings, pterodactwhales can destroy property or mash victims to a pulp. In the water, the creatures are much more graceful, and those who witness pterodactwhales leaping from the water to take short flights speak in awe of the spectacle...provided they have not been crushed by a fatigued creature. Pterodactwhales can also build their whale song to a crescendo, deafening and shattering the bones of those who hear it.