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Moan Bird

by Jamie Baty

HWR1 30
Small Fey (Incorporeal)
Hit Dice: 1d6+1 (4 hp)
Initiative: +2 (+2 Dex)
Speed: 20 ft. (4 squares), fly 90 ft. (good)
Armour Class: 15 (+1 size, +2 Dex, +2 Deflection), touch 15, flat-footed 13
Base Attack/Grapple: 0/-4
Attack: Bite +3 melee (1d4)
Full Attack: Bite +3 melee (1d4)
Space/Reach: 5 ft./0 ft.
Special Attacks: -
Special Qualities: Flight, low-light vision
Saves: Fort +1, Ref +4, Will +4
Abilities: Str -, Dex 15, Con 13, Int 2, Wis 15, Cha 14
Skills: Hide +7, Listen +4, Move Silently +3, Spot +4, Survival +4
Feats: Weapon Finesse
Environment: Any land
Organisation: Solitary
Challenge Rating: 1
Treasure: None
Alignment: Always neutral
Advancement: 2 HD (Small); 3 HD (Medium)
Level Adjustment: -

This misty, fey spirit looks like a combination of a falcon and owl.

The moan bird is a cloud spirit, believed to be related to sprites and other fey. It always appears surrounded by mist and appears almost transparent. It looks like a falcon and owl combined.

No more than one is encountered at any one time on the surface of Hollow World. They are rarely seen, and the Azcans are thankful for this since they consider the moan bird a harbinger of death. Those that hear its piercing cry in the forest are rumoured to be destined to an imminent and painful death.
Moan birds are more common in the high altitudes of Hollow World, where they live among the clouds and floating continents.

Despite what the Azcans believe, the moan bird is normally not hostile and does not cause harm to those that hear its cry. They will defend themselves with their bite

Flight (Ex): A moan bird can cease or resume flight as a free action.

Incorporeal Subtype: Can be harmed only by other incorporeal creatures, +1 or better magic weapons, or magic, with a 50% chance to ignore any damage from a corporeal source. Can pass through solid objects at will, and own attacks pass through armour. Always moves silently. Please see the 3.5E Monster Manual for additional information on incorporeal traits.