The Peering Eye


The Chimera of Bigany

Huge Magical Beast
Hit Dice: 27d10+162 (310 hp)
Initiative: +1
Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares), fly 50 ft. (poor)
Armor Class: 21 (-2 size, +1 Dex, +12 natural), touch 9, flat-footed 20
Base Attack/Grapple: +27/+43
Attack: Bite +36 melee (2d8+9)
Full Attack: Bite +36 melee (2d8+9) and bite +31 melee (2d6+9) and gore +31 melee (2d6+9) and 2 claws +29 melee (1d8+4)
Space/Reach: 15 ft./10 ft.
Special Attacks: Breath weapon
Special Qualities: Darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent
Saves: Fort +21, Ref +16, Will +10
Abilities: Str 28, Dex 12, Con 22, Int 8, Wis 13, Cha 10
Skills: Hide +1*, Listen +24, Spot +24,
Feats: Alertness, Hover, Iron Will, Multiattack, Flyby Attack, Power Attack, Cleave, Great Cleave.
Environment: Temperate hills
Organization: Solitary
Challenge Rating: 18
Treasure: Standard
Alignment: Chaotic evil
Advancement: 10-13 HD (Large); 14-27 HD (Huge)
Level Adjustment: +2 (cohort)

A chimera is about 10 feet tall at the shoulder, nearly 20 feet long, and weighs about 12,000 pounds. A chimera's dragon head might be black, blue, green, red, or white.
Chimeras can speak Draconic but seldom bother to do so, except when toadying to more powerful creatures.
The chimera prefers to surprise prey. It often swoops down from the sky or lies concealed until it charges. The dragon head can loose a breath weapon instead of biting. Several chimeras attack in concert.
Breath Weapon (Su): A chimera's breath weapon depends on the color of its dragon head, as summarized on the table below. Regardless of its type, a chimera's breath weapon is usable once every 1d4 rounds, deals 9d8 points of damage, and allows a DC 28 Reflex save for half damage. The save DC is Constitution-based.
To determine a chimera's head color and breath weapon randomly, roll 1d10 and consult the table below.
1d10 Head Color Breath Weapon
1-2 Black 80-foot line of acid
3-4 Blue 80-foot line of lightning
5-6 Green 40-foot cone of acid-gas
7-8 Red 40-foot cone of fire
9-10 White 40-foot cone of cold
Skills: A chimera's three heads give it a +2 racial bonus on Spot and Listen checks.
*In areas of scrubland or brush, a chimera gains a +4 racial bonus on Hide checks.
Carrying Capacity: A light load for a chimera is up to 348 pounds; a medium load, 349-699 pounds, and a heavy load, 700-1,050 pounds.