Encounters: Dales, Cormyr, Sembia - Plains
Simpathetic (CR 3)
AC: 16 (+3 Dex +2 size, +1 natural), touch 15, flat-footed 13
Hit Dice: 1d10 (5 hp)
Fort +2, Ref +5, Will +1
Speed: 10 ft., fly 50 ft. (average)
Space: 2 1/2 ft./0 ft.
Base Attack +1; Grapple -11
Attack: Claw +6 melee
Full Attack: Claw +6 melee
Damage: claw 1d2-4
Special Attacks: Alignment drain, blood spit
Abilities: Str 2, Dex 16, Con 10, Int 14, Wis 13, Cha 16
Special Qualities: Plane travel; speak with avians; spell-like abilities (CL 7th), 3/day-charm monster (DC 17), Immune fire; SR 15
Feats: Weapon Finesse (claw)
Skills: Bluff +6, Hide +15, Knowledge (the planes) +5, Listen +4, and Spot +4
Climate/Terrain: Any land
Organization: Solitary or roost (10-500)
Source: Dragon #351
Alignment Drain (Su) A simpathetic that perches upon or otherwise stays in contact with a living creature for a full round feeds on its innate goodness (if any). For every round a simpathetic remains in contact with a creature, that creature must make a DC 13 Will save or have its alignment shifted one step toward chaotic evil (if it isn't that alignment already). A creature must be willing, unconscious, charmed, or otherwise immobilized to allow a simpathetic to perch on it. A simpathetic can do nothing else during a round that it drains alignment. A creature affected by this ability functions as if its alignment is naturally this new alignment, losing access to any alignment-dependent class abilities (like a paladin's spells and abilities). A drained creature's alignment gradually recovers, returning to normal at a rate of one step per week, while atonement or remove curse immediately restores a creature's natural alignment. The save DC is Charisma-based.
Blood Spit (Ex): Once per day, a simpathetic can make a ranged touch attack that deals 1d4 points of acid damage. Those struck must make a DC 10 Fortitude save or, in addition to the damage, be blinded for 1d4 rounds. The save DC is Constitution-based.
Plane Travel (Su) Through a complicated weeklong aerial dance, a flock of six or more simpathetics can transport half of their number to a randomly determined plane as per the spell plane shift.
Speak with Avians (Ex): Simpathetics can naturally communicate with any avian creature.