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Chimera, Legendary

Legendary Chimera CR 13 (Combatant)

XP 25,600
CE Huge magical beast
Init +4; Senses blindsense (scent), darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +23
Aura fearsome presence (60 ft., DC 19)


HP 225
EAC 27; KAC 29
Fort +17; Ref +17; Will +12
Defensive Abilities unflankable; DR 10/cold iron and magic; Immune bleed, death effects, disease, fire, poison; SR 24


Speed 30 ft.
Melee lion head bite +27 (3d12+21P plus swallow whole), or claws +27 (3d12+21S, critical bleed 1d4), or headbutt +27 (3d12+21B, critical stunned), or snake bite +27 (3d12+21P plus poison)
Multiattack lion head bite +21 (3d12+21P plus swallow whole), claw +21 (2d12+21S, critical bleed 1d4), headbutt +21 (2d12+21B, critical stunned), snake bite +21 (2d12+21P plus poison)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Offensive Abilities breath weapon (50-ft. cone, 14d6F, DC 19, usable every 1d4 rounds), swallow whole (3d12+21A, EAC 27, KAC 25, 56 HP)


Str +8; Dex +4; Con +6; Int -3; Wis +4; Cha +0
Skills Athletics +23, Stealth +23, Survival +28
Languages Draconic
Other Abilities tracking (scent)


Environment temperate hills
Organization solitary, pair, pride (3-6), or flight (7-12)

The chimera is a monstrous, fire-breathing creature composed of many parts. Its body is that of a lion, its hind quarters end in goat-like legs, its tail is that of a serpent.

These creatures have dragonlike wings. In addition, they have three heads: one each of a lion, goat, and dragon!

An adult chimera is about 5 feet tall at the shoulder, 10 feet long, and weighs about 1,000 pounds (100 bulk).

Chimeras are monsters in the truest sense of the word. They delight in causing suffering and killing other living creatures. These traits are even more terrible when one discovers that chimera is an intelligent creature.

Chimera’s have a hierarchy similar to those of lions.

A powerful male chimera protects the pride from dangerous threats, while the females provide food and raise the young.

Legendary Chimera Serpent Venom

Type poison (injury); Save Fortitude DC 19

Track Constitution; Frequency 1/round for 6 rounds

Cure 2 consecutive saves

The original chimerae were born from the Dark Mother. The identity of the “Dark Mother” differs from world to world; some call her Lashunta, some Echidna, and others call her Shub-Niggurath.

The monsters spawned from the Dark Mother are all terrible to behold. The legendary chimera is no exception. Luckily, only a relatively few legendary chimera are still known to exist.

Unlike normal chimerae, this legendary chimera has the head and forepaws of a lion, and additional head and hindquarters of a ram, and a venomous serpent springing from its tail. Either of these heads can produce the monster’s fiery breath weapon.

These monsters breed with other big cats, dire rams, and dragons to produce the more common types of chimerae.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Starfarer Adversaries: Legacy Bestiary © 2020, Rogue Genius Games LLC; Author: Jacob E. Blackmon; Additional work by: Owen K.C. Stephens. Produced by Owen K.C. Stephens.