Monstrous Menagerie: Coqui (CR 2)

COQUI

This diminutive golden frog always seems to be giving a gentle smile. Its soothing song gives away its name, coqui.

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COQUI                                                                                                                    CR2

XP 600

CG Fine Magical Beast

Init +8; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision Perception +1

DEFENSE

AC 22, touch 22, flat-footed 18 (+4 Dex, +8 Size)

hp 13 (3d10-3)

Fort +2, Ref +7, Will +2

Immunity mind-affecting effects

OFFENSE

Speed 10 ft.; climb 20 ft.; swim 20 ft.

Melee bite +6 (1d2-5)

Space -; Reach

Special Attacks Coqui Song (5 ft. burst, Fort DC 14, 2d6 sonic)

STATISTICS

Str 1, Dex 18, Con 8, Int 7, Wis 13, Cha 14

Base Atk +3; CMB -5; CMD 1 (5 vs. trip)

Feats Athletic, Improved Initiative

Skills Acrobatics +12 (+16 jumping), Climb +9, Stealth +28, Swim +5; Racial Modifiers +4 Acrobatics (+8 jumping), +4 Stealth

Special Qualities: Coqui Glyph, Coqui Song

Languages understands Common

ECOLOGY

Environment tropical

Organization solitary, pair, or army (3-20)

Treasure none

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Coqui Burst (Su): When cornered the coqui can turn its soothing song into one that can harm its aggressors. As a standard action the coqui can create a 5 ft. burst of sound centered around it. All creatures caught in this burst take 2d6 points of sonic damage (DC 14 Fortitude save for half). Other coquis are immune to this attack. The save DC of this ability is Charisma based.

Coqui Glyph (Su): Coquis can be very tender and protective creatures, as such, they are drawn to those of pure hearts. If a coqui finds another creature it wishes to protect, it’ll jump on the creature and meld with the creature’s skin, turning into a tattoo that resembles a glyph like coqui. Usually coquis that are familiars tend to spend most of their time grafted onto their masters. A character that has a coqui as a tattoo receives a +1 morale bonus to saves against mind-affecting spells and effects.

Coqui Song (Ex): The coqui’s song is known for producing soothing effects on those who hear it. However, the coqui only ever sings at night. A singing coqui creates a 5 foot area of soothing music centered around itself, creatures in this area gain a +2 morale bonus against mind affecting spells and effects. If more than one coqui is singing its song within 10 feet of each other, they increase the area of their coqui song to 15 ft. and increase the morale bonus granted against mind-affecting spells and effect to +5. A coqui may maintain its song for 2 hours without rest, after singing the coqui need only rest for 1 hour before beginning to sing again.

The coqui is rarely ever found alone, and even then it’s even rarer to see them out during the day. Legends on their creation abound, but the most common one involves a tribe that lived in a tropical paradise. Sadly they were almost wiped out by an invading army that wanted nothing but to enslave them, and steal the gold that decorated their tropical paradise. However, before their genocide they prayed to their gods to protect them from their invaders. Their gods, loving their people for the wonderful music they would create during their nightly rituals, decided to turn those who were left into the coqui.

Their tropical paradise was completely lost, but now the coqui can be found in any tropical area of the planet, providing their soothing songs to all those willing to listen. Perhaps it was a boon from their gods, but the coqui song provides protection against effects that would warp the minds of others. The coqui is a creature sought after by many exotic collectors for their rarity and golden color, many believe the coqui can bring good luck to those that possess even one.

A curious ability possessed by all coqui is the ability to turn into a glyph. The general consensus is that during the day all coqui hide and turn into these glyphs, only to return to their normal form during the night, however, such glyphs have never been found during night or day. While the coqui is a glyph it cannot use its burst or song abilities. Typically, when a coqui finds a spellcaster with good intentions in his heart, it is common for a coqui to “adopt” this spellcaster and travel with them, usually as a tattoo during the day and a happily singing coqui at night. A good aligned 7th-level spellcaster can gain a coqui as a familiar if he has the Improved Familiar feat.


Art by: Shalia-Windterra


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