REAPER FALCON
This bird of prey is silver in color. Razor-sharp, bone blades extend down the outside edge of the bird’s wing.

REAPER FALCON (CR 2; XP 600)
N Tiny animal
Init +3; Senses darkvision 120 ft., low-light vision; Perception +9
Defense
AC 15, touch 15, flat-footed 12
(+3 Dex, +2 size)
hp 18 (4d8)
Fort +4, Ref +7, Will +3
Offense
Speed 20 ft., fly 60 ft. (average)
Melee 2 claws +8 (1d2-2), wing bone +8 (1d3-2/18-20)
Special Attacks bleeding strike (+1d4 bleed)
Statistics
Str 6, Dex 17, Con 10, Int 2, Wis 14, Cha 6
Base Atk +3; CMB +4; CMD 17
Feats Flyby Attack, Weapon Finesse
Skills Fly +9, Perception +9
Ecology
Environment any
Organization solitary, pair or family (1-2 plus 2-5 offspring)
Treasure none
Special Abilities
Augmented Criticals (Ex) The wing bones of the reaper falcon are razor sharp and threaten a critical hit on a roll of 18-20.
Bleeding Strike (Ex) When a reaper falcon deals a critical hit with its wing bones it deals an additional 1d4 points of bleed damage.

Reaper falcons are fearless hunters. They are known for their razor sharp wing bones that can slice through any foe in their path. They know that virtually any creature can offer them a meal, though they are rarely interested in fighting for the sake of fighting. Fiercely loyal to their mates, one will always fight to the death if their mate is killed. They also make stalwart animal companions.

Variant Reaper Falcons: Some reaper falcons possess the ability to dismember an opponent on a critical hit. Mechanically any creature dealt a critical hit by the reaper falcon would immediately lose 25% of their maximum hit points and one limb. If the damage reduces the creature to 0 hit points or less, it is decapitated and dies instantly. Reaper falcons with the dismemberment special ability cannot be trained as animal companions.

At 5th arcane caster level, the reaper falcon can be selected as an Improved Familiar.

REAPER FALCON COMPANIONS

  • Starting Statistics: Size Tiny; Speed 20 ft., fly 40 ft (average); Attacks 2 claws (1d2); Ability Scores Str 6, Dex 17, Con 10, Int 2, Wis 14, Cha 6; Special Qualities darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision
  • 7th Level Advancement: Size Small; Speed fly 60 ft (average); Attacks 2 claws (1d3), wing bone (1d4); Ability Scores Str +4, Dex -2, Con +2; Special Qualities augmented critical, bleeding strike

On Porphyra
Reaper falcons can be found throughout Porphyra. The civilized harpies of the Birdman Mountains are known to raise and train reaper falcon both for sale to other and to assist in their own hunting. The birds are never sold to urisks as they are often mistreated to killed for sport.