A scarlet Macaw with a history of piracy



Bird Scarlet Macaw
Climate/Terrain: Tropical, Sub-Tropical, Humid Evergreen Forest
Frequency: rare
Organization: Pair
Activity Cycle: Day
Diet: Fruits, Nuts, Roots, etc.
Intelligence: Very (14-16
Treasure: Shiny
Alignment: Neutral
No. Appearing: 1-2
Armor Class: 5
Movement: Fl 24 (B)
Hit Dice: 1/2 of Quintus effective level
THAC0: 18
No. of Attacks: 3
Damage/Attack: 1-4/1-4/1-6
Special Attacks: See below
Special Defenses: Nil
Magic Resistance: Nil
Size: S 3-4
Morale: Steady (11)
XP Value: 500


Sniper is a Scarlet Macaw. He is very friendly but, has a tendency to use salty language. Sniper has extremely good hearing and keen eyesight. He is also absolutely stunning with vibrant blue wings, A bright yellow stripe across his wings and scarlet head and shoulders. He is very intelligent.


Sniper can attack with both claws for 1d4 and a bite for 1d6. Sniper is smart enough to usually avoid combat. During combat he will likely try to find a perch with a good view of the melee and may occasional offer commentary.


Vision: Sniper has excellent vision. As a familiar, Sniper conveys keen vision to his Wizard. Keen vision allows low light vision to be the same as bright daylight. This is not infravision. In addition, the Wizard gains Survival proficiency in Sniper’s native terrain. This includes ship environments.

Hearing: Sniper has excellent hearing. As a familiar he conveys a 25% hear noise ability. For multiclass wizard/rogue this grants an increase of +25% to the rogue’s hear noise ability.

Intelligence: Sniper is very intelligent. He can communicate telepathically with his Wizard.

Bonus hit points: Sniper’s Wizard gains half of Sniper’s hit points to his/her own total. Sniper is currently 3HD with a total of 18 hp. This grants 9 hp to Quintus.


Sniper is from the Pirate Isles, a group of islands in the Sea of Fallen Stars. He lived near the port city of Lith. Lith has a dangerous reputation as sometimes not only ships landed there but, spelljamming ships as well.


Sniper learned many colorful phrases uttered by the inhabitants and visitors of Lith. The variety of races Sniper has encountered include humans, elves, dwarves, githyanki, tieflings, halflings, etc.

Sniper loves nuts, seeds. The saltier the better.

Sniper is pleased with his choice for a wizard. He is rather affectionate and will lean over and rub his head on Quintus when perched on his shoulder.


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