Porg (3.5e Monster)
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|Hit Dice:||1d8 (4 hp)|
|Speed:||10 ft. (2 squares), fly 50 ft. (average)|
|Armor Class:||17 (+2 size, +3 Dexterity, +3 natural), touch 13, flat-footed 14|
|Attack:||Bite +5 melee (1d3-2 piercing)|
|Full Attack:||Bite +5 melee (1d3-2 piercing)|
|Special Qualities:||Low-light vision|
|Saves:||Fort +2, Ref +5, Will +2|
|Abilities:||Str 6, Dex 17, Con 10, Int 2, Wis 14, Cha 6|
|Skills:||Hide + 14, Listen +4, Spot +11|
|Feats:||Weapon Finesse, AlertnessB|
|Environment:||Temperate mountains by oceans (coastal areas)|
|Organization:||Solitary or murder (2+)|
A short, stocky bird, covered in dense feathers with gazes up at you, its round, brown-iris and black pupil eyes seeming to pierce you to your soul. Porgs have white coloration on their body and face feathers, and gray to brown feathers on their wings and back. It lets out a screeching cry, alerting its neighbors to your presence.
Porg females are a tiny bit smaller and lighter than males, and only males have orange plumage around their eyes. Porg of both sex have two short wings, flat, beak-less faces, and two orange webbed feet. Their forward-facing eyes give them stereoscopic vision.
Porgs hunt by performing controlled dives in to the ocean, where they dive and take fish back to their nests for themselves and their completely-dependent offspring (also known as porglets). Porg also roost and build nest on the ocean-side cliffs.
Porgs also have the Adorable trait.
Porg are much more likely to fly away from combat than risk their lives. However, if they are backed into a corner with no way out, or their porglets are attacked, they will fight for their lives. Skills: Porg have a +3 racial bonus on spot checks and Hide checks.
Porgs as Familiars
A porg may be selected as a familiar. The master of a porg familiar receives a +4 bonus to initiative checks, due to the Porg's constant vigilance about potential threats (and squawking to alert others to a potential threat).