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Date Created: 22:46, 4 May 2008 (MDT)
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Poor Yellow Chocobo
Size/Type: Large Animal
Hit Dice: 13d8+39 (97 hp)
Initiative: +9
Speed: 50 ft. (12 squares)
Armor Class: 21, touch 14, flat-footed 16
Base Attack/Grapple: +9/+19
Attack: Claw +12 Melee (1d6+2)
Full Attack: 1 Beak +12/+7/+2 Melee (1d8+4;19-20/×2) and 2 Claws +7/+7 Melee (1d6+2)
or Lesser Chocobuckle +10/+10/+10 Melee (2d8+4;19-20/×2)
Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks: Lesser Choco Cure, Lesser Chocobuckle
Special Qualities: Chocobo Jump, Flightless
Saves: Fort +9, Ref +11, Will +5
Abilities: Str 16, Dex 20, Con 16, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 8
Skills: Listen +11, Spot +11, Jump +16
Feats: Alertness, Improved Initiative, Combat Expertise, Improved Natural Armor, Iron Will
Environment: Open plains, forests, snowy fields, or low warm mountains
Organization: Solitary, or Flock (2-8)
Challenge Rating: 8
Treasure: Normal Coins, No Items, No Goods
Alignment: Always Neutral
Advancement: 14-15 HD Large
Level Adjustment:
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A large yellow fowl preens in the grass, standing about eight or nine feet tall. Several others of its kind are around it, eating greens and nuts. Its long hard-scaled, three-toed legs make up a good portion of its height, the rest is feathery torso, wings, neck and head. It is almost entirely yellow, from its eyes to its tail feathers; even its scaly legs and hard, sharp beak are tinted yellow.

This particular chocobo is a softer, slower, weaker, dumber member of its species. It is an unfortunate result of its race, as a Yellow Chocobo with the Poor Chocobo inherited template.

Chocobos avoid combat, often being captured when they are fed greens. Their wings are vestigial, serving no purpose but to assist in balance and jumping. Chocobos are masters of terrain, running over anything but water and mountains.

CombatEdit

While chocobos tend to be peaceful, they will defend themselves violently if they feel threatened, lashing out with beak and claw. Generally, a chocobo will attack with one of its claws and run for safety, but if it sustains a large amount of injury, they will use their Chcobuckle ability, then run. Again, a chocobo's first instinct in combat is to run. In combat with allies, a chocobo will heal the better attackers to it does not have to engage in combat itself.

Lesser Choco Cure (Ex)

A chocobo has a special gland that excretes an extremely potent healing balm. It can use this balm on itself as a standard action, tending its own wounds and recovering 2d8+4(one third HD) HP. A chocobo can use this ability on creatures within 5 ft., but it takes a full round action for each creature. Using Choco Cure on itself does not provoke attacks of opportunity, but using it on others does.

Lesser Chocobuckle (Ex)

When a chocobo feels threatened for its life, it will lash out viciously in a flurry of attacks. It takes a -2 penalty on all attacks that round and uses a full attack action to attack a number of times equal to the number of attacks allowed by its base attack bonus, but all of those attack are at full attack bonus (including the -2 penalty). These attacks may use any combination of claws and beak and all deal 1d8 damage plus one and a half times the chocobo's strength. It usually uses its next turn to run from battle.

Chocobo Jump (Ex)

Chocobo's are great at jumping, using their strong legs and wings to optimal effect. Because of this, chocobos gain a bonus on jump checks equal to one third of their HD.

Flightless (Ex)

A chocobo cannot fly, despite its wings. They serve only to assist in balance while running and support while jumping.



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