Kibble (3.5e Monster)
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|Size/Type:||Small Magical Beast|
|Hit Dice:||1d10+4 (10 hp)|
|Speed:||15 ft. (3 squares), climb 15 ft.|
|Armor Class:||15 (+2 Dex, +1 size, +2 natural), touch 13, flat-footed 13|
|Attack:||Bite +1 melee (1d4-1 plus 1 acid)|
|Full Attack:||Bite +1 melee (1d4-1 plus 1 acid)|
|Space/Reach:||5 ft./5 ft.|
|Special Qualities:||Blind, blindsense 60 ft., resistance to acid 5|
|Saves:||Fort +3, Ref +4, Will +3|
|Abilities:||Str 8, Dex 15, Con 13, Int 2, Wis 17, Cha 10|
|Skills:||Climb +8, Hide +7, Listen +12, Spot +3|
|Organization:||Band (2-4) or Group (5-20 plus a cluster of eggs)|
|Treasure:||A square foot of high quality scales (10 gp)|
|Alignment:||Usually chaotic neutral|
|Advancement:||2-3 HD (Small), 4-6 HD (Medium)|
This creature is shaped like a thick, stocky lizard with fine, shiny brownish scales, except in that it has no eyes. It has thick limbs that are longer with a bit more reach than a normal reptile's, and the base of its mouth shows mild acid scoring. In the cold of the world, they live in caves, where their coldblooded natures can thrive from the warmth of underground geysers. In the steam of the geysers around which they flock, their illusory defensive tactics gain strength.
An average Kibble is about 3 and a half to 4 feet long and weighs between 40 and 60 pounds. They use illusions in order to stave off attempts of hunters and robbers.
Usually, these creatures shy away from combat and use their ability to create illusions in order to confound their attackers. It is unlikely that they will attack directly, and wll rather flee when met with deadly force.
Confound (Su): A kibble is able to use an array of illusions to protect itself. This ability manifests itself as a mirage arcana at will and is usually always active to deter treasure seekers and hunters before they find them. A targeted dispel does not work, since the illusions are usually the work of all the present Kibbles' joint efforts. This ability warrants a Will save to disbelieve against a DC of 13, although in condensed smoke and water vapour from the geysers around which Kibbles live, the DC increases by 2. The DC increases further by +1 for every three Kibbles that are working together to create the illusion to a maximum bonus of +10.