Friday, December 27, 2013

Frightful Fridays! Mashup Marathon! Sharkat

The latest monster results from the unfortunate decision to combine a domestic cat with anything. Even though the sharkat is a vicious creature, it suffers from the dometic cat's distractibility, and will discontinue its attack when it see a bright red dot (for example).

I hope you enjoy the sharkat, and I'll be back in an hour to continue the mashup marathon!

This sleek, tabby-striped shark has the top part of a cat's head, including the ears, but its mouth is the decidedly toothy shark's maw.
Sharkat CR 3
XP 800
N Medium animal (aquatic)
Init +2; Senses blindsense 30 ft., darkvision 60 ft., keen scent, low-light vision; Perception +5

AC 16, touch 12, flat-footed 14 (+2 Dex, +4 natural)
hp 26 (4d8+8)
Fort +6, Ref +6, Will +2
Weakness distractible

Speed 20 ft., swim 60 ft.
Melee bite +7 (2d6+4)

Str 17, Dex 14, Con 15, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 9
Base Atk +3; CMB +6; CMD 18
Feats Power Attack, Weapon Focus (bite)
Skills Acrobatics +6 (+2 jump), Perception +5, Stealth +6, Swim +15

Environment temperate and warm ocean or coastline
Organization solitary, pair, or pride (3–10)
Treasure none

Special Abilities
Distractible (Ex)
If presented with a colorful or lighted display (such as from dancing lights), a sharkat must succeed at a Will save with a DC equal to 15 plus the effect's spell level or break off its attack and move towards the display. Each subsequent round, the sharkat can attempt another Will save to shake off the distraction (with a cumulative +1 circumstance bonus to its saving throw).

Sometimes, a creature hybrid does not turn out as expected, and sharkats are prime examples of this. Sharkats are powerful predators, but they have an easily exploitable flaw where a visual display will divert their attention away from prey. Due to this distractibility, sharkats do not make suitable animal companions.