Campaign of the Month: November 2011
Avatar: Conquest of the Imperial Order
Atka the Snow Leopard
Hit Dice 7d8 + 27 (56hp)
Initiative + 5
Speed 40ft (8 squares), climb 20ft
Armor Class 20 (+ 5 Dex, + 4 natural), touch 15, flat-footed 11
Base Attack/Grapple + 6/ + 13
Attack Bite + 11 melee (1d8 + 4) or Claw + 11 melee (1d6 + 4)
Full Attack Bite + 11 melee (1d8 + 4) and 2 claws + 8 melee (1d6 + 1)
Space/Reach 10 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks Improved grab, pounce, rake 1d6+1
Special Qualities Low-light vision, scent, track, alertness, weapon finesse
Saves Fort + 8, Ref + 11, Will + 8
Abilities Str 18, Dex 21, Con 16, Int 5, Wis 14, Cha 8
Skills Balance +12, Climb +11, Hide +8, Jump +15, Listen +8, Move Silently +11, Spot +8
Feats Alertness, Weapon Finesse, Dodge, Mobility, Spring Attack
Environment ___ Cold Mountains
Improved Grab (Ex): To use this ability, a snow leopard must hit with its claw attack. It can then attempt to start a grapple as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity. If it wins the grapple check, it establishes a hold and can rake.
Pounce (Ex): If a snow leopard charges a foe, it can make a full attack, including two rake attacks.
Rake (Ex): Attack bonus + 6 melee, damage 1d6 + 1.
Skills: Snow Leopards have a + 8 racial bonus on Jump checks and a + 4 racial bonus on Hide and Move Silently checks. Snow Leopards have a + 8 racial bonus on Balance and Climb checks. A Snow leopard can always choose to take 10 on a Climb check, even if rushed or threatened. In areas of snowy or mountainous terrain, the Hide bonus improves to + 8.
Scent (Ex): A Snow Leopard can detect opponents within 60 feet. The exact location is not revealed unless the creature is within 30 feet.
tka is a large female snow leopard. Snow leopards have long thick fur, and their base color varies from smoky gray to yellowish tan, with whitish underparts. They have dark gray to black open rosettes on their body with small spots of the same color on their heads and larger spots on their legs and tail. Unusually among cats, their eyes are pale green or gray in color.
Snow leopards show several adaptations for living in a cold mountainous environment. Their bodies are stocky, their fur is thick, and their ears are small and rounded, all of which help to minimize heat loss. Their paws are wide, which distributes their weight better for walking on snow, and have fur on their undersides to increase their grip on steep and unstable surfaces; it also helps to minimize heat loss. Snow leopards’ tails are long and flexible, helping them to maintain their balance, which is very important in the rocky terrain they inhabit. Their tails are also very thick due to storage of fats and are very thickly covered with fur which allows them to be used like a blanket to protect their faces when asleep.
The snow leopard has a short muzzle and domed forehead, containing unusual large nasal cavities that help the animal breathe the thin, cold air of their mountainous environment.