Deftis stood in awe at the site, watching the creatures wheel about in the air.
“Of course I thought it was merely a joke, but look,” he said, pointing skyward.
“Run you idiot! By the eleven Hells, run for your life!” exclaimed Vissartir as he beat a hasty retreat.
Found only on remote islands, the Hus Klazomenaios, or winged boar, is a vicious monster that looks for all the world like the last thing you would expect to see, a flying pig. Far from amusing, these monsters are deadly when they attack, often first just swooping down on their victims to run into them and drop their body weight onto the hapless person. Then the winged boar will either gore or trample their prey mercilessly. If a Hus Klazomenaios loses 75% of its hit points in combat it will fall into a frenzy, attacking with extreme vigor. Why on earth would anyone want to encounter one of these? The tusks of the winged boar are coveted by alchemists and wizards and fetch a hefty sum.
Hus Klazomenaios: HD 4+3; AC 5; Atk Tusk (2d6) Kick (3d6) Pounce (2d8) Trample (2d6) ; Move 9 (Fly 20); Save 13; CL/XP 6/400; Special: Fly, Pounce: the winged boars may glide in and collide with their victims, Frenzy: if taken to 25% of their hit points, a winged boar will go into a frenzy, doubling the damage from all tusk attacks.