Goatsucker by Kipper Snifferdoo
Tiny Animal
Hit Dice: 1d8 (4 hp)
Initiative: +5 (+5 Dex)
Speed: 30 ft.,fly 20 ft.,(poor)
AC: 18 (+2 size, +5 Dex, +1 natural)
Attacks: Bite +5 melee
Damage: Bite 1d4-4
Face/Reach: 2 1/2 ft. by 2 1/2 ft./5 ft.
Saves: Fort +2, Ref +7, Will +1
Abilities: Str 3, Dex 20, Con 11, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 4
Skills: Hide +7, Listen +9, Spot +9
Feats: Weapon Finesse (bite), Alterness

Environment: Temperate forest
Organization: Solitary or Pair
Challenge Rating: 1/3
Treasure: None
Alignment: Always neutral
Advancement: 2 HD (Tiny); 3 HD (Small)

The Goatsucker is a small-sized avain, nocturnal bird found in temperate and tropical regions.

Goatsuckers have long, pointed wings, strong feet, and small, gaping bills fringed with bristles. Most are brown, gray, or black and have monotonous songs. They feed mainly on insects.

Since these animals are so rarely seen outside of the Kenderwood of Goodlund most people consider them just to be a Kender Tale.

Goatsuckers are wild birds and no tamed Goatsucker has ever been sucessfully raised. They taste like a gamey chicken and the meat is usually very tough. Kender hunt these creatures more for the challenge they represent not primarily for food.

Goatsuckers are skittish birds that will flee when faced with a fight. If they are cornered for some reason and forced to fight, they are nasty quick fighters. They always tend to target eyes if they can get to them and can jump by flapping their wings and making leaps up to 4 feet. They attack widly with their sharp beaks. Goatsuckers are rarley suprised because of their high paranoia they are always on alert.

Goatsuckers have low-light vision.

Goatsuckers build nests well hidden in underbrush or the base of trees. They are hidden so well that it takes a determined search by a ranger or someone with the animal lore proficiency to find them. Goatsuckers always build nests that have at least two routes of escape.

Occasionally you will find two Goatsuckers together during mating season. They will not stick around to defend each other or the nest. Goatsucker eggs are very hard to get to hatch so collecting them to raise them are usually a waste of time.

This creature has not yet been play tested.
This is a kender type creature.


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