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Roarshark
Large Magical Beast
Hit Dice: 6d10+18 (51 hp)
Initiative: +6
Speed: swim 60 ft (12 squares)
Armor Class: 24 (-1 size, +2 dex, +13 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 22
Base Attack/Grapple: +6/+20
Attack: Bite +11 (1d10 +6)
Full Attack: Bite +11 (1d10 +6), tail slap +4 (1d4 +4)
Space/Reach: 10 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks: Sonic roar, rend, befuddling patterns
Special Qualities: Camoflauge, scent
Saves: Fort +8, Ref +7, Will +6
Abilities: Str 18, Dex 15, Con 16, Int 10, Wis 13, Cha 12
Skills: Hide +21, Sense Motive: +8, Spot +11
Feats: Improved Grab, Ability Focus (befuddling patterns), Weapon Focus (bite)
Environment: Shallow rivers, creeks, fishing holes
Organization: Solitary or school (6d10)
Challange Rating: 6
Treasure: None or 200% cursed items.
Alignment: Neutral Evil or Lawful Neutral
Advancement: by character class
Level Adjustment: +5

Lurking in the shallowest of waters, the roarshark's dappled, tooth-covered skin hides it, allowing it to approach its prey. The patterns on its skin, which appear as symmetrical, uneven blotches, shift & deform under scrutiny, luring its prey into a stupor, allowing the roarshark to strike.

These evil denizens of waterways typically prey on children, halflings, goblins, gnomes, or other small creatures.

Combat
When confronted, it typically lets out its disrupting roar the first round, & then latches on to the weakest opponent, trying to tear them in half with it's rend ability. It relies on the confusing pattern of its skin to distract any other opponents.

Sonic Roar: The roarshark can let loose a cone of sonic pain, dealing 9d4 (half on successful reflex save DC 16) to all those within it. It can use this ability ever 1d4 rounds.
Rend: A roarshark that ends it's turn grappling an opponent automatically deals an additional 2d8+6 as it thrashes about with the prey in it's jaws.
Befuddling Patterns: Each round spent viewing a roarshark, opponents must make a DC 18 will save or act as under the confusion spell, only replace a "flee" (51-70) result with "babble incomprehensibly" (21-50), & opponents effected to "attack the nearest creature" (71-100) will not attack the roarshark.
Camoflauge: A roarshark has a +10 bonus to hide, & can hide in plain sight (as the ranger ability)
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