Khenari Blood Seeker
Winnie crouched in the deep shadows of the forest trying to catch her breath, the wound in her side burned deeply and blood had seeped through her slave rags, she was heavily with child and barely managed to escape the slave pits with her life. She knew she had to keep moving as she had heard the baying of the Blood Seekers not five minutes before. Taking a deep breath she broke from the shadow and ran gasping across the clearing, if she could just reach the high pass maybe the Rashanni would come to her aid like the stories told. She was almost across the clearing when she heard the noise that slowed her heart with dread as she turned two of the huge creatures loped into the clearing, their silvery masks glinting in the moonlight. They approached her slowly heads down sniffing, there foot falls sound like rocks hitting the floor and they let out low gutteral growls as they advance. She regained her senses and began to run, as she turned she came face to face with the third hound as it lept through the air its massive jaws catching her shoulder. The teeth tore though her flesh ripping sinew and tendon, she let out a terrible shriek as it whipped her about by her destroyed arm. Moments later the other hounds reached the her and her scream cut of abruptly as the hounds thought over their latest meal. From the shadows stepped a single pale skin figure with glowing read eyes, it let out a low whistle and the hounds returned to its side leaving the remains of the once slave to the flies and other creatures of the jungle.
Powerful HuntersKhenari Blood Seeker resemble a large hound standing nearly five feet at it shoulders, their face are usually covered by a leaf steel mask, but underneath this mask the creature has burning red eyes an a large very power jaw. It limbs and body are highly muscled but contain very little fat, and their skin is like coarse leather with patches of black fur growing in various places, and thick heavily mane grows around their neck.
Preternatural SensesBlood Seekers have an incrediable sense of smell and all their other sense are far greater than a normal hounds. They can see clearly in the dark as well as daylight, they are able to track their quarry from a far, being able to scent a trail even if it is weeks old. It is believed that these sense have been heightened by the use of blood magic and also by the corrupting influence of Dashiva's will.
Born to ViolenceBlood Seekers reproduce much the same as other canines though they are selectively bred by the Khenari to increase their agression this is the main reason they are fitted with the mask as makes it easy for the Khenari to control them if they cannot make direct eye contact. Blood Seekers reach maturity with in three months of birth, It is not uncommon for Blood Seeker to kill their mother at birth. They are then full trained by the thier masters by their six month of growth and ready to hunt. Although orginally found within the Jungles of Khenaris they have been geneticly altered and bred in captivity for nearly five hundred years, and they are radicially different to the wild species that can still be found roaming the Jungles. The largest diffference being that they now hunger for bloody the same as the Khenari do due to the effects of Dashiva touch upon them.
Hunger for the KillBlood Seekers are fed large quantiy of meat in order to maintain their physical size, however they also drink the blood of slaughtered animals and slave, though this is not a physically requirement of the species, they are driven by this compulsion none the less. Shortly before being taken out hunting they are starved of food and blood to heighten their aggression and sense of smell. At this point they are highly lethal and once release will not stop until they either kill their quarry or are killed in the process.
Blood Seeker TraitsMedium beast, chaotic evil Armour Class: 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points: 90
Speed: 50 ft.
STR: 18 (+4) DEX: 14 (+2) CON: 14 (+2) INT: 11 (+0) WIS: 11 (+0) CHA: 4 (-3)
Skills: Perception +5
Damage Resistances: psychic
Senses: darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 15
Languages: understands Khenari but can't speak it
Challenge: 4 (1,100xp)
Keen Hearing and Smell. The Blood Seeker has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on hearing and smell.
Pack Tactics. The Blood Seeker has advantage on an attack roll against a creature if at least one of the Blood Seeker's allies is within 5 feet of the creature and the ally isn't incapacitated.
Multiattack. The Blood Seeker makes one claw and one bite attack.
Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target.
Hit: 9 (1d8+4) piercing damage plus 6 (2d4) acid damage.
Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 12 (2d6+4) slashing damage.
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