Awakened Dire Bear
Grawlith is a dire bear awakened by Orion ir'Vadalis in the heat of battle against Silver Flame Paladins.
NG Magical Beast
Hit Dice: 14d8+59 (122 hp)
Speed: 40 ft. (8 squares)
Armor Class: 17 (–1 size, +1 Dex, +7 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 16
Base Attack/Grapple: +9/+23
Attack: Claw +19 melee (2d4+10)
Full Attack: 2 claws +19 melee (2d4+10) and bite +13 melee (2d8+5)
Space/Reach: 10 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks: Improved grab
Special Qualities: Low-light vision, scent
Saves: Fort +12, Ref +9, Will +9
Abilities: Str 31, Dex 13, Con 19, Int 14, Wis 15, Cha 13
Skills: Listen +10 (12), Spot +10 (12), Swim +13 (23), Climb +13 (23), Jump +10 (20), Survival +12 (14)
Feats: Alertness, Endurance, Run, Toughness, Weapon Focus (claw)
Challenge Rating: 7
This hulking bear has bony brow ridges and claws like sickles, with a wildness and destructive gleam in its cold, piercing eyes. The omnivorous dire bear usually does not bother creatures that try to avoid it, but will aggressively defend a kill or other source of food. It will not hesitate to rip apart anything that might contain something edible.
Grawlith is 12 feet long and weighs 8,000 pounds. He speaks Common, Elven and Sylvan.
Grawlith attacks by tearing at opponents with its claws.
Improved Grab (Ex): To use this ability, a dire bear must hit with a claw attack. It can then attempt to start a grapple as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity.
Years of living in the woods as an awakened bear opens his mind. Give 4 levels of Druid.