Winged Mantle (3.5e Creature)
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|Size/Type:||Small Aberration (Symbiotic (DnD Creature Subtype)|
|Hit Dice:||2d8+3 (11 hp)|
|Speed:||10ft.(2 squares),Fly 60ft. (average)|
|Armor Class:||15(+1 size,+3 Dex, +1 natural ), touch 14, flat-footed 12|
|Attack:||Bite +3 (1d6+1)|
|Full Attack:||Bite +3 (1d6+1)|
|Special Attacks:||Drain Blood(Ex)|
|Special Qualities:||Symbiotic traits, telepathy, Detect Thoughts(Sp), Fly(Ex)|
|Saves:||Fort +0, Ref +2, Will +1|
|Abilities:||Str 12, Dex 16, Con 10, Int 5, Wis 8, Cha 10|
|Feats:||Toughness, Iron will|
|Alignment:||Usually lawful Evil|
What appears to be an unusually large mosquito it is the size of a dog. Its wings can open to 3ft. each a sparkle in light as an insect's wings does.
The winged mantle appears to be an insect its wings are smaller when it is by itself. It can attach to the back of a host its wings then increase in size to match the size of the creature.
Ego score: 2 (-2 int, -1 wis, +2 drain blood, +1 telepathy, +1 Detect thoughts, +1 fly)
A Winged Mantle can only attach itself to a willingly or helpless host(as a full-round action). In general, a creature either seeks out a Winged Mantle to gain its benefits or encounters it accidently. It presses its own body against the back sending tendrils into the back muscles of the host with a strength powerful enough for the Winged Mantle's own wing strength to lift the weight of the host.
Attaching or removing a winged Mantle deals 1d6 damage and 1d4 strength damage.
Winged Mantle can not speak, but it understands Undercommon.
Host benefit: The wings give the host the ability to fly as if the wings were its own. The Winged Mantle can also use the spell-like ability SRD:Detect Thoughts at will using the host's Charisma Bonus+Character Level=DC.
Fly (Ex): The Winged mantle gives the host the ability to fly at a speed 30ft. with poor manuverabiliy.
Drain Blood(Ex):On a successful bite or grapple attack the winged mantle draws blood from causing 1d4 Constitution damage(if the winged mantle becomes unhappy with its host's actions it may use this ability on the host, however it only causes 1 constitution damage per day.)
Symbiotic Traits: See here (Symbiotic (DnD Creature Subtype)