Bloodtalon Scythemaw

A possible Pyroraptor (from WoW Wiki).


CR 2, 600 XP
N Medium Animal
Init +3; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +13


AC 16, touch 13, flatfooted 13 (+3 Dex, +3 natural)
hp 22 (3 HD)
Fort +6, Ref +6, Will +2

Offense Edit

Speed 50 ft.
Melee talons +5 (1d8+2), and 2 foreclaws +0 (1d2+1), and bite +0 melee (1d6+1)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
SA pounce

Statistics Edit

Str 15, Dex 17, Con 16, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 7
Base Atk +2; CMB +4; CMD 17
Feats Alertness, Run, Weapon FinesseB
Skills Hide +11, Jump +18, Listen +13, Spot +13, Survival +11

Ecology Edit

Environment warm forests and temperate plains
Organization solitary, pair, or pack (3-6)
Treasure none

Abilities Edit

Pounce (Ex): If a pyroraptor charges, it can make a full attack.
Skills: A pyroraptor has a +8 racial bonus on Hide, Jump, Listen, Spot, and Survival checks.

Pyroraptor olympius

Pyroraptor illustration with feathers by Jordan Mallon.

This wolf-sized dinosaur is graceful and bird-like. Its body is covered in a coat of downy, crimson feathers, and it stands erect on two powerful legs. The beast has a set of dagger-filled jaws, two long forearms ending in three-fingers hands, and a vicious scythe-like claw on the second digit of each foot.

The resident dinosaur among the wilds of Phaeselis and the Phoenician region, this predatory dinosaur is as much a nuisance.  The size of wolves, healthy bloodtalon taillashers do not usually attack humans unless starving.  Bloodtalon taillashers, properly tamed, make good animal companions for druids, rangers, and hunters.  The bloodtalon Taillashers replace wolves in the Phaeselis ecosystem.

A pyroraptor attacks by leaping at its foe and slashing with the over-sized talons on its feet. In addition, a pyroraptor uses its powerful jaws and the raking talons on its foreclaws to further incapacitate prey. Packs of these dinosaurs hunt from ambush, hiding in the dense foliage of their forest home, and then striking at prey en masse.

In the Real WorldEdit

Pyroraptor is a genus of dromaeosaurid dinosaur from the late Cretaceous Period of France. It is known from a single specimen. It was found in 1992 in the south of France, in Provence, and is known only from a few bones. It was named Pyroraptor olympius by Allain and Taquet in 2000. The name means "Olympic fire thief", because its remains were discovered after a forest fire. The type specimen consists of the distinctive foot claws, as well as fossilized teeth, arm and vertebrae. It lived during the late Campanian and early Maastrichtian faunal stages of the Late Cretaceous, approximately 70.6 million years ago.  Paleontologists speculate that Pyroraptor had feathers, well until a living specimen is produced we won't know for sure.

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