Figure of the Week: Axe Beak
This weeks figure is the axe beak. They are prehistoric mega-fauna, flightless birds. I researched what scientists think the Diatryma looked like and used that color scheme. I thought that it turned out well.
Below is an exerpt from the Pathfinder wiki:
“The axe beak appears like a predatory ostrich. It stands atop two powerful, muscular legs that give the axe beak much of its height. Each of these legs ends in a set of three-toed feet, each toe tipped with a sharp talon designed to tear flesh. Atop these legs is the axe beak’s broad body covered in large feathers and two short, stubby wings that clearly could not support such a large bird in flight. An elongated, feathered neck sprouts from the front of the body, leading to the axe beaks head which is bald like a vulture’s and sports the frightening sharp beak for which the creature is named. An axe beaks stands seven feet tall and, despite what their speed would suggest, these creature weigh upwards of five hundred pounds.”
Excerpt from Beastiary 3:
Diatryma CR 1XP 400
N Medium animal
Init +4; Senses low-light vision; Perception +5
DEFENSEAC 14, touch 14, flat-footed 10 (+4 Dex)
hp 11 (2d8+2)
Fort +4, Ref +7, Will +0
OFFENSESpeed 50 ft.
Melee bite +1 (1d8)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks sudden charge
STATISTICSStr 10, Dex 19, Con 12, Int 2, Wis 11, Cha 10
Base Atk +1; CMB +1; CMD 15
Skills Perception +5
Sudden Charge (Ex)When making a charge attack, an axe beak makes a single bite attack. If successful, it may also attempt to trip its opponent as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity. If the attempt fails, the axe beak cannot be tripped in return.