Roakan are predators that prowl the taiga of Vaarta and the frozen forests of Tenguru. Sometimes they travel eastwards into Ut'Bharma or Thellingerstan, and it has been known for live specimens to be captured and sold to keepers of arenas or menageries across Imperial lands.
A roakan is a large six-legged animal with four hind legs and two smaller fore-legs each equipped with a single vicious claw. They can raise themselves up to a height of about 7 ft. to attack, otherwise they are about 10 ft. long and broad. Their fur varies between dark brown in summer to white in winter, with the face generally a paler tone. They have short necks, brown or black eyes, a yellow serrated beak and rounded ears. They are sometimes known as rargra beasts after the sound of the roar that they emit when hunting. These creatures generally live in packs of 10-15, but normally hunt with smaller numbers.
Hit Dice: 6d8+8 (26 hp)
Speed: 40 ft. (8 squares)
Armor Class: 15 (-1 size, +2 Dex, +4 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 13
Base Attack/Grapple: +4/+12
Attack: Claw +7 melee (1d6+4)
Full Attack: 2 claws +7 melee (1d6+4) and bite +5 melee (1d8+2)
Space/Reach: 10 ft. (long)/5 ft.
Special Attacks: Pounce, rend 2d6+6
Special Qualities Low-light vision
Saves: Fortitude +7, Reflex +7, Will +4
Abilities: Str 19, Dex 14, Con 15, Int 2, Wis 14, Cha 12
Skills: Listen +8, Spot +9
Feats: Alertness, Improved Initiative, Multiattack, Run*
Environment: Cold forest
Organization: Single, pair, hunting pack (2-6), family pack (10-15)
Challenge Rating: 4
Advancement: 7-12 HD (Large), 13-18 HD (Huge)
Level Adjustment: -
Combat: Roakan are pouncers, stalking prey until within charging distance, whereupon they attack with claws and serrated beak, hoping for a quick kill.
Pounce (Ex): A roakan can make a full attack at the end of a charge, including a rend attack if both claws hit.
Rend (Ex): If a roakan hits with both claws it can rend for a further 2d6+6 damage.
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