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Cie'th PijavicaWings of white and pale blue crystal, the scaly layers looking more like crooked knives than anything else, carry aloft a Cie’th that circles above you like a raptor, ready to tear into you like the helpless rat you are.– Manly Man

Cie’th, Pijavica (CR 14)

XP 38,400
NE Medium Outsider (Cie’th, Native)
Init +10; Senses Darkvision 90 ft.; Perception +24

DEFENSE

AC 33, touch 25, flat-footed 18 (+10 dex, +8 natural, +5 dodge)
hp 190 (16d10+134)
Fort +17, Ref +19, Will +11
DR 15/adamantine and magic or crystal and magic; Immune bleed, curse, daze, death effects, imperil, mind-affecting, poison, sap, stun; Resist Fire/Ice/Wind/Earth/Lightning/Water 15, holy/shadow 5; SR 21

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft., fly 80 ft. (good)
Melee Slam +26 (1d4+6, 19-20/x2), 2 Wings +21 (1d4+6, 19-20/x2)
Special Attacks Miasma, Tears of Frustration, Tears of Woe

STATISTICS

Str 22, Dex 30, Con 26, Int 2, Wis 22, Cha 16
Base Atk +16; CMB +22; CMD 36
Feats Ability Focus (Miasma), Ability Focus (Tears of Frustration), Blinding Critical, Critical Focus, Dodge, Flyby Attack, Toughness, Weapon Finesse
Skills Fly +33, Perception +24
Languages Common (cannot speak)
SQ Confounding Grace, Improved Uncanny Dodge, Razor Wings

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Confounding Grace (Ex)

The pijavica can, while in flight, use the total defense action as a swift action. This is included in the stat block above.

Improved Uncanny Dodge (Ex)

Along with the benefits of the uncanny dodge ability, a pijavica can no longer be flanked. This defense denies a thief the ability to sneak attack the pijavica by flanking it, unless the attacker has at least four more thief levels than the pijavica’s HD.

Miasma (Su)

With a great, heaving breath does the pijavica belch forth a cloud of noxious mist. As a standard action, the pijavica deals 5d6 non-elemental damage to all enemies in a 30 ft. cone; a successful Reflex save (DC 23) halves this damage. All enemies within the area of effect who failed the Reflex save must make a series of saves (DC 23) to avoid each of the following effects: Disease (Fort), Silence (Will), Sap (Fort), and Slow (Will), all of which last for 1d8 rounds. The pivajica must wait 1d4 rounds before using this ability again. Blue mages may learn this ability as a 5th-level spell (Knowledge: Local DC 25).

Razor Wings (Ex)

The layers of crystal that line a pijavica’s wings like deadly feathers have a fine edge to them, allowing the pijavica’s natural attacks to deal both bludgeoning and slashing damage, and also increasing their critical threat range to 19-20.

Tears of Frustration (Su)

After having sustained damage, as a standard action, the pijavica can unleash a shrieking cry of despair, milky white liquid dripping from its sealed eyelids. All enemies within a 30 ft. radius take 9d6 points of non-elemental damage, halving the damage on a successful DC 25 Will save. Blue mages may learn this ability as a 7th-level spell (Knowledge: Local DC 29).

Tears of Woe (Su)

After the pijavica or its allies have sustained damage, the pijavica may bawl and wail as blue tears run from its eyes as a standard action. This grants the pijavica and any allies within a 30 ft. radius fast healing 5 for as long as the sobbing is maintained every round, and for one round after.

ECOLOGY

Environment any
Organization solitary, pair, trio
Treasure none

Even by the high standards set by other Cie’th, the aerial fiends known as pijavica are quite aggressive. They typically attack on sight, refraining only if they haven’t got a clear shot with their miasma ability, typically followed up by egregious use of tears of frustration until they find their enemies satisfactorily debilitated before repeatedly dashing their surviving enemies to pieces with their wings.

Pijavicas are 7 feet tall and weigh about 165 pounds.