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HOUND ARCHON HEROEdit
|Hound Archon Hero, 11th-Level Paladin|
|Size/Type:||Medium Outsider (Archon, Extraplanar, Good, Lawful)|
|Hit Dice:||6d8+18 plus 11d10+33 (143 hp)|
|Speed:||30 ft. in full plate armor (6 squares); base speed 40 ft.|
|Armor Class:||30 (+9 natural, +11 +3 full plate armor), touch 10, flat-footed 30|
|Attack:||+2 cold iron greatsword +25 melee (2d6+9/19–20) or bite +22 melee (1d8+5)|
|Full Attack:||+2 cold iron greatsword +25/+20/+15/+10 melee (2d6+9/19–20) and bite +17 melee (1d8+2); or bite +22 melee (1d8+5) and slam +17 melee (1d4+2)|
|Space/Reach:||5 ft./5 ft.|
|Special Attacks:||Smite evil, spells, spell-like abilities, turn undead 6/day|
|Special Qualities:||Aura of menace, change shape, damage reduction 10/evil, darkvision 60 ft., immunity to electricity and petrification, magic circle against evil, paladin abilities, scent, spell resistance 27, teleport, tongues|
|Saves:||Fort +18 (+22 against poison), Ref +11, Will +13|
|Abilities:||Str 21, Dex 10, Con 16, Int 8, Wis 14, Cha 16|
|Skills:||Concentration +20, Diplomacy +19, Hide +2*, Jump +0, Listen +10, Ride +14, Sense Motive +19, Spot +10, Survival +2*|
|Feats:||Improved Initiative, Leadership, Mounted Combat, Ride-By Attack, Track, Weapon Focus (greatsword)|
|Environment:||A lawful good-aligned plane|
|Organization:||Solitary or with juvenile bronze dragon|
|Alignment:||Always lawful good|
|Advancement:||By character class|
Hound archons look like well-muscled humans with canine heads. The hound archon hero is a mighty champion of justice, devoted to the pursuit and destruction of evil in all its forms.
Change Shape (Su): A hound archon can assume any canine form of Small to Large size. While in canine form, the hound archon loses its bite, slam, and greatsword attacks, but gains the bite attack of the form it chooses. For the purposes of this ability, canines include any doglike or wolflike animal of the animal type.
HOUND ARCHON HERO MOUNTSEdit
In the course of their adventures, many hound archon heroes befriend bronze dragons, which may come to serve as their mounts. The relationship between these mounts and their celestial riders goes beyond even the special bond between paladin and mount. The dragon and the archon are naturally allies and friends, as can be expected of two powerful servants of cosmic justice. The juvenile bronze dragon mount gains 2 additional HD, 4 points of Strength, an additional 4 points of natural armor, improved evasion, and +10 feet to speed in all its movement forms. The dragon cannot, however, command other creatures of its type as other kinds of paladin mounts can.