The Castle at the Edge of the World
Golden Eagle of Prince Ilario
Large animated object
N Large construct
Init -1; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception -5
AC 16, touch 8, flat-footed 16
hp 52 (4d10+30)
Fort +1, Ref +0, Will -4
Defensive Abilities: hardness 10; Immune construct traits
Vulnerability: fire (fire bypasses hardness)
Speed 15 ft ground, 180 feet fly(good)
Melee 1 flyby attack +9 Damage: 2d8+6
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Str 22, Dex 8, Con n/a, Int n/a, Wis 1, Cha 1
Base attack +4; CMB +11; CMD 20
This mechanical automaton is a stylized golden eagle the size of a war horse. It has a flying saddle set into it’s back with numerous straps and buckles that will prevent a rider from falling out even when the eagle rolls upside down. The saddle provides a +10 to fly checks.
The eagle responds to the mental commands of whoever sits in the saddle. When doing so the rider can have loose or tight control. While in loose control the Eagle uses it’s own fly skill and directs it’s own path to the directed destination. Under direct control the rider’s fly skill is used and he controls the flight path.
The Golden Eagle can fly at a speed of 180 feet (or 90 feet if it carries a heavy load). It can ascend at half speed and descend at double speed, and its maneuverability is good.
The Golden Eagle can only make flyby attacks. When flying, It takes a move action and another standard action at any point during the move. The Golden Eagle cannot take a second move action during a round when it makes a flyby attack.
The Golden Eagle of Prince Alario is powered by alchemist’s fire. A large resivoir set beneath the saddle holds up to forty flasks of the volitile liquid. A flask of Alchemist’s fire is sufficient fuel to keep the Golden Eagle aloft for 30 minutes. When the Golden Eagle is takes damage, there is a percentage chance equal to the amount of damage taken that the remaining alchemist’s fire detonates. This effects the rider as if he was directly hit with all of the remaining flasks and damages the Golden Eagle as well. The percentage chance for causing an explosion is doubled when the Eagle takes fire damage.
If the eagle runs out of fuel it becomes inert until fuel is put into the tank through the fill cap in the saddle horn.