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Hound of Tindalos

Hound of Tindalos CR 7

This gaunt, long-limbed quadruped has huge, soulless eyes and a toothy maw. The lean creature moves with a predatory grace.

XP 3,200
NE Medium outsider (evil, extraplanar)
Init +9; Senses darkvision 120 ft.; Perception +14

DEFENSE HP 105

EAC 19; KAC 21
Fort +9, Ref +9, Will +6; DR 10/magic; Immunities mind-affecting effects, poison

OFFENSE

Speed fly 40 ft. (Su, perfect)
Melee bite +19 (2d8+11)
Offensive Abilities ripping gaze
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 7th)

1/dayplanar barrier, haste
At willfog cloud, invisibility

STATISTICS

Str +4, Dex +5, Con +2, Int +0, Wis +2, Cha +0
Feats Blind-Fight
Skills Athletics +19 (+23 when jumping), Stealth +14, Survival +14
Languages Aklo
Other Abilities angled entry, otherworldly mind

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Angled Entry (Su)

Hounds of Tindalos move through the dimensions in ways other creatures cannot comprehend. They may use interplanetary teleport (self only) once per round as a swift action and plane shift (self only) 3/day as a standard action (caster level 7th). A hound of Tindalos can use these powers anywhere, but its destination point must be adjacent to a fixed angle or corner in the physical environment, such as a wall, floor, or ceiling (as determined by the GM); temporary angles created by cloth, flesh, or small items are not sufficient. It cannot use these abilities to enter curved architecture or open outdoor environments.

Otherworldly Mind (Ex)

Any non-outsider attempting to read the thoughts of a hound of Tindalos or communicate with it telepathically takes 5d6 points of nonlethal damage and must succeed at a DC 15 Will save or become confused for 2d4 rounds. This is a mind-affecting effect.

Ripping Gaze (Su)

A Hound of Tindalos has a gaze attack that deals 5d6 slashing damage at a range of up to 30 feet. A Fortitude save DC 15 negates the damage. A creature that succeeds on its save is immune to that hound’s gaze for 24 hours. Damage caused by a ripping gaze can be defeated by damage reduction, but it bypasses DR/magic and slashing.

ECOLOGY

Environment any
Organization solitary, pair, or pack (3–12)

Hounds of Tindalos are otherworldly predators from beyond the bounds of known reality, usually appearing only when summoned by reckless spellcasters. Little is known about their nature outside of blood-spattered notes and deranged writings of the nearly insane survivors of their attacks. Although possessed of great cunning and cruel intellect, the hounds show no evidence of understanding or communicating with mortals.

They enter the physical world on their own in pursuit of those who have trodden too much the netherways beyond time and reality—time travelers (be it physical travel or simply divinatory glimpses forward or backward in time) and creatures that teleport without regard to how this movement impacts subtle magical currents in the multiverse particularly draw their interest.

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