The Cinomolgi are migratory birds, known for building their nests with cinnamon wood collected from some faraway clime. To hunt these dangerous predators is to court disaster, but a single nest lets a band of cinnamon hunters live comfortably for years.
No. App.: 1 HD: 9 AC: As leather Morale: 8 Saves As: Fighter
Attacks: 1 Beak (2d8) or 2 Talons (1d8) MV: Triple human in air
Special 1: Lift victim hit with talons (save or brought to nest)
Special 2: When full, must pass a save to take to the air, and another not to break its nest with its own weight
Lair: Cinnamon branch nest. High above in ancient pines. The ground below littered with feces, red-and-yellow feathers, pine cones and the bones of game. The nest itself an emperor’s ransom in cinnamon branches (worth 10d6 x 100 gp). 1d4-1 eggs, each enough for a week's worth of omelette.
Spoors: The smell of cinnamon, rotten meat, red-and-yellow feathers.
What is the cinomolgus doing?
- Eating a still living goat
- Circling above the pcs
- Enticing a mate with its call and a trail of cinnamon bark
- Teaching its young (1d4, stats as giant hawks) to fly
- Fighting with jackals over a carcass
- Wounded with lead arrows (Halp HP), a band of 2d6 hunters arrive within the hour.
1d6 facts about cinnamon hunters
- Many belong to the Fragrant Society, a shadowy guild that supplies the over-indulged tastebuds of Canal gentry with the rare spices they require to be roused from their ennui
- Some fashion light but tough breastplates (leather +1) from the speckled egg shells of their prey
- They mimic the bird’s mating call with jet black shells
- Fattened oxen used as bait make the bird too full to take to the sky
- Leaden arrows are used to weigh down airborne birds
- They are friendly to travellers, but known to use them as bird bait if the oxen runs out