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Sphinx, Gynosphinx

Gynosphinx CR 8 (Expert)

XP 4,800
N Large magical beast
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, see invisibility; Perception +16


HP 115
EAC 20; KAC 21
Fort +9; Ref +9; Will +11


Speed 40 ft., fly 60 ft. (Ex, poor)
Melee claw +18 (1d12+14S plus grab)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Offensive Abilities rake
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 8th)

At willshare language
1/dayclairaudience/clairvoyance, dispel magic, remove affliction


Str +6; Dex +2; Con +2; Int +4; Wis +2; Cha +2
Skills Acrobatics +16, Athletics +16, Bluff +21, Diplomacy +16, Intimidate +16, Mysticism +21, Sense Motive +21
Languages Common, Draconic, Sphinx
Other Abilities bardic knowledge (scholar +4)


See Invisibility (Su)

A gynosphinx can constantly see invisibility, as the spell. This ability cannot be dispelled.


Environment deserts and hills
Organization solitary, pair, or cult (3-6)

“Which creature walks on four legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon, and three legs in the evening?” – The Riddle of the Sphinx

Sphinxes are a race of intelligent, immortal magical beasts. It is said that they once held a vast stellar empire given to them by the gods in an effort to teach mortals the way of truth. The sphinxes had their own methods, however, by teaching mortals to think for themselves with riddles and parables.

All sphinxes have leonine bodies with great feathery wings. They possess the heads of humanoids, with their facial features being an attractive mix of humanoid and feline.

Sphinxes tend to be very solitary creatures and territorial. Many make their lairs within the ruins of ancient civilizations or in isolated caves. They are neither good nor evil, but follow their own path, just as any mortal can do.

A gynosphinx is a female sphinx. While not as physically powerful as an androsphinx, the gynosphinx is still a capable combatant and possesses a number of magical powers.

Gynosphinxes prefer to pursue intellectual ideals.

They love to collect knowledge and ancient lore and delight in solving riddles, puzzles, and mental challenges.

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