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Xanthos

Xanthos CR 14

This elephant-sized equine creature has bright red skin, fangs, six eyes, and armored plates on its head, neck, and back.

XP 38,400
N Huge magical beast
Init +6; Senses darkvision 120 ft., low-light vision; Perception +25

DEFENSE HP 250

EAC 28; KAC 30
Fort +18, Ref +18, Will +12
Defensive Abilities wind stance; Immunities cold; Resistances electricity 30, fire 30; SR 25

OFFENSE

Speed 60 ft.
Melee bite +28 (8d6+22 P) or hoof +25 (4d8+22 B)
Multiattack bite +22 (8d6+22 P), 2 hooves +19 (4d8+22 B), and tail slap +19 (4d6+22 B)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 14th; melee +25)

5/dayteleport

STATISTICS

Str +8, Dex +2, Con +6, Int +1, Wis +4, Cha +1
Feats Blind-Fight, Mobility, Spring Attack
Skills Athletics +25, Intimidate +30, Physical Science +25
Languages Aklo; telepathy 5 ft.
Other Abilities exploit stellar conjunction

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Exploit Stellar Conjunction (Ex)

A xanthos can sense the alignment of stellar objects (planets, comets, asteroids, and so on) and when they form conjunctions that allow it to use its magic for interplanetary travel. During these conjunctions, the xanthos can use its teleport spell-like ability as interplanetary teleport to reach any other world in its current solar system, or as plane shift to reach any known plane. A conjunction remains viable for only 10d10 hours, after which it could be days, weeks, or even months before another conjunction occurs that would once again allow travel between those two locations.

Wind Stance (Su)

If a xanthos moves more than 5 feet during its turn, it imposes a 20% miss chance on ranged attacks against it for 1 round.

ECOLOGY

Environment any land
Organization solitary or gang (2–5)

Bred as intelligent mounts by a long-dead race of alien plane-jumping explorers, xanthoi can teleport themselves and their riders across vast distances, and they still possess a driving impulse to explore worlds and planes. The omnivorous xanthoi memorize geography, flora, and fauna to report to their lost masters, should they ever return.

They may befriend powerful adventurers to accompany their explorations, though each xanthos has its own obsessive interests to catalog, which might be inconvenient or irrelevant to an adventurer’s desires. Xanthoi observe and record but do not interfere, avoiding involvement with wars, planar invasions, and natural disasters. They would rather flee than unduly influence events, unless fleeing would leave their friends stranded or in danger.

A xanthos is 13 feet tall at the shoulder and weighs 15,000 pounds. Its sloping, armored back is not particularly comfortable for humanoids to sit on but is well suited for bearing a howdah that can hold up to four Medium or Small creatures. It may accept a howdah but doesn’t tolerate being treated as a beast of burden.

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