Dropping of Acid Pigeons (swarm)    CR 3

N Diminutive Magical Beast (swarm)

Init +3, Senses Listen +7; Spot +8; darkvision 60 ft, low-light vision

AC 17, touch 17, flat-footed 14 (+4 Size, +3 Dex)

hp 22 (4 HD)

Immune acid, swarm immunities

Fort +3, Ref +7, Will +3

Weakness swarm vulnerabilities

Spd 10 ft (2 squares); Fly 40 ft (average) (8 squares)

Melee swarm (1d6 plus caustic droppings)

Base Atk +4; Grp -13

Space 10 ft ft.; Reach 0 ft

Atk Options caustic droppings

Special Actions caustic blood, distraction

Abilities Str 1 (-5), Dex 17 (+3), Con 9 (-1), Int 2 (-4), Wis 14 (+2), Cha 6 (-2)

SQ swarm traits

Feats Alertness, Weapon Finesse

Skills Listen +7, Spot +8

Caustic Blood (Ex) Anyone causing slashing or piercing damage to an acid pigeon causes its blood to spray in a 10 ft square. All those in the area must make a Ref DC 9 or take 1d4 acid damage. Additionally, if an acid pigeon is slain while in flight by piercing or slashing weapons, it rains down acid in a 10 ft radius. Creatures caught in this acid rain suffer as above for blood spray, however, for each 10 ft of altitude of the acid pigeon when slain (after the first 10 ft) reduce the DC by 1.

Caustic Droppings (Ex) An acid pigeon's droppings cause 1d4 acid damage.

Distraction (Ex) Any living creature vulnerable to a swarm's damage that begins its turn with a swarm in its square is nauseated for 1 round; a Fortitude save (DC 11) negates the effect. Spellcasting or concentrating on spells within the area of a swarm requires a Concentration check (DC 20 + spell level). Using skills that involve patience and concentration requires a DC 20 Concentration check.

Strategy and Tactics Acid pigeons flee from those who come too close (unless they have food at hand) and attack only in defense of their roosts—which are usually made along rooftops or ledges high up on buildings.

Ecology Acid pigeon eat normal pigeon food, but also consume pebbles, twigs, and bits of glass. These and other such acid pigeon food types do not seem to harm the acid pigeon.

Environment Any urban

Typical Physical Characteristics A dropping of acid pigeons is a swarm of 5,000 birds.

Alignment Always neutral.

Society Acid pigeons roost, flock, and even mate with normal pigeons. The offspring of a normal pigeon and an acid pigeon will be an acid pigeon 50% of the time.

Typical Treasure None