Axe Beak CR 2
This stout flightless bird stands upon two long, taloned legs, but it is its axe-shaped beak that looks the most ferocious.
DEFENSE HP 33
EAC 14; KAC 16
Fort +4, Ref +4, Will +2
Speed 50 ft.
Melee bite +9 (2d4+6 P)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Offensive Abilities sudden charge
Str +4, Dex +2, Con +1, Int –4, Wis +0, Cha +0
Skills Athletics +7
Sudden Charge (Ex)
When charging, an axe beak may attempt to trip its opponent as a free action if it succeeds with its bite attack on that opponent.
Environment temperate plains
Organization solitary, pair, or flock (3–6)
These keen-witted and powerful avian predators prowl vast, open steppes and prairies. Although feared for their boldness and territorial natures, these giant birds prove eminently tamable, making useful guardians, hunters, and even steeds when kept well fed. Axe beaks are relatively social creatures, forming small groups in which both males and females hunt together and nest in immense mounds of scavenged material.
Mature axe beaks stand 9 feet tall and weigh as much as 500 pounds. Their plumage varies widely, from gray to brown to black in temperate climes, but taking on exotic shades of gold, red, blue, and other vibrant hues in more tropical environs. Axe beaks have lifespans of up to 50 years.
Alien Bestiary (Starfinder) © 2018, Legendary Games; Lead Designer: Jason Nelson. Authors: Anthony Adam, Kate Baker, John Bennet, Eytan Bernstein, Robert Brookes, Russ Brown, Duan Byrd, Jeff Dahl, Robyn Fields, Joel Flank, Matt Goodall, Robert J. Grady, Jim Groves, Steven T. Helt, Thurston Hillman, Tim Hitchcock, Nick Hite, Daniel Hunt, Mike Kimmel Marshall, Isabelle Lee, Jeff Lee, Lyz Liddell, Jason Nelson, Richard Pett, Tom Phillips, Alistair J. Rigg, Alex Riggs, Wendall Roy, Mike Shel, Neil Spicer, Todd Stewart, Russ Taylor, Rachel Ventura, Mike Welham, George Loki Williams, Scott Young.