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    Pyrolisk (3pp)

    This creature resembles a rooster with thinning feathers and leathery bat-like wings lightly covered in reddish-tinged feathers. Its tail feathers are a yellowish-brown save for one bright red feather.

    Pyrolisk CR 3

    XP 800
    NE Small magical beast
    Init +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +9

    DEFENSE

    AC 16, touch 14, flat-footed 13 (+3 Dex, +2 natural, +1 size)
    hp 26 (4d10+4)
    Fort +5, Ref +7, Will +2
    Immune fire

    OFFENSE

    Speed 20 ft., fly 60 ft.
    Melee bite +8 (1d4-2 plus 1d3 fire)
    Special Attacks conflagration gaze, pyrotechnics

    STATISTICS

    Str 6, Dex 17, Con 13, Int 4, Wis 13, Cha 9
    Base Atk +4; CMB +1; CMD 14
    Feats Skill Focus (Perception), Weapon Finesse
    Skills Fly +8, Perception +9

    SPECIAL ABILITIES

    Conflagration Gaze (Su)

    A creature within 30 feet that meets a pyrolisk’s gaze bursts into flames, taking 4d8 points of damage (DC 13 Fortitude halves). A creature that successfully saves cannot be affected again by the same pyrolisk’s conflagration gaze for one day. The save DC is Constitution-based.

    Pyrotechnics (Su)

    Once per round, a pyrolisk can use pyrotechnics as the spell (caster level 4th). The pyrolisk can only use the fireworks version of the spell. A DC 13 Will save negates the blindness. The save DC is Constitution-based.

    Editor's Note

    The Fly skill is missing the modifier for being small (+2). It should read: Fly +10

    GM's are encouraged to use this statistic.


    Lore

    Characters with ranks in Knowledge (arcana) can learn more about a Pyrolisk. When a character makes a successful skill check, the following lore is revealed, including the information from lower DCs.

    Knowledge (arcana)

    DC Result
    DC 13 Pyrolisks are a naturally-occuring mutation of the cockatrice.
    DC 18 The gaze and bite of a pyrolisk can ignite flammable items.
    DC 23 Unlike many fiery foes, a pyrolisk is not particularly susceptible to cold attacks.
    DC 28 The red feathers of a pyrolisk can be used as a supplementary spell component to enhance fire spells.