Kamadan

Kamadan (CR 4)1
Large magical beast
Init 12; Senses darkvision, scent; Notice 19
Defense
AC 17, flat-footed 14
(+2 Dex, +1 dodge, +5 natural, –1 size)
HP 42 (5d10+15)
Fort +7, Ref +6, Will +2
Offense
Speed 50 ft.
Melee bite +7 (1d6+3), 2 claws +7 (1d3+3), snakes +2 (1d4+1)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with snakes)
Special Attacks breath weapon (30-ft. cone, sleep, F-DC 15 negates, usable every 1d4 rounds), pounce
Statistics
Str 17, Dex 15, Con 16, Int 5, Wis 12, Cha 9
Base Atk +5; CMB +9; CMD 22 (26 vs. trip)
Feats Combat Reflexes, Dodge, Fleet
Skills Acrobatics +10, Perception +9
Languages Aklo
Ecology
Environment plains
Organization solitary, pair, or pack (3–9)
Treasure standard
Special Abilities
Breath Weapon (Su; sleep; Con) A kamadan can exhale a cone of gas that makes living creatures fall asleep for 5 minutes (Fortitude DC 15 negates). Slapping or wounding awakens a creature put to sleep by this attack, but normal noise does not.
Snakes (Ex) A kamadan's snakes attack simultaneously; this is always a secondary attack.

Kamadans are wicked hunters that enjoy stalking and toying with prey, especially when their quarry is relatively intelligent. When a kamadan attacks, it first uses its soporific breath, then pounces on any targets that remain awake. Kamadans stand about 3 feet at the shoulder, about 9 feet long and weighing up to 500 pounds.

Although kamadans are certainly magical creatures, they share many psychological and sociological traits with other big cats. Even when hunting alone to avoid competition, a kamadan is often a member of a larger pride. In areas where wildlife or natives are more powerful, kamadan packs are more likely to hunt as a unit.

Kamadans prefer underground lairs, but settle for rocky outcroppings or dens inside brambles or other thick bushes, and they use their snakes to manipulate the bones and baubles of their prey into decorative arrangements. Occasionally, a kamadan shares its lair with another creature, but only if the other creature is more powerful or plies the kamadan regularly with tributes of food and treasure.

Though the above statistics represent the most common breed of kamadan, two rarer but more dangerous variants are detailed in brief below.

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