The Faldorian Adventures
Maeve the Owlbear
Scholars have long debated the origins of the owlbear. The most common theory is that a demented wizard created the first specimen by crossing a giant owl with a bear. However, venerable elves claim to have known these creatures for thousands of years, and some fey insist that owlbears have always existed in the Feywild.
Feathers cover the thick, shaggy coat of its bear-like body, and the limpid pupils of its great round eyes stare furiously from its beaked owlish head. The owlbear’s reputation for ferocity, aggression, stubbornness, and sheer ill temper makes it one of the most feared predators of the wild. There is little, if anything, that a hungry owlbear fears, and these creatures are often hungry. Even monsters that outmatch an owlbear in size and strength avoid tangling with it, for this creature cares nothing about a foe’s superior strength as it attacks without provocation.
Armor Class 13 (Natural Armor)
Hit Points 59 (7d10+21)
Speed 40 ft.
Skills Perception +3
Senses Darkvision 60 Ft., passive Perception 13
Keen Sight and Smell: The owlbear has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on sight or smell.
Beak: Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 10 (1d10 + 5) piercing damage.
Claws: Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 14 (2d8 + 5) slashing damage.
Maeve was the off-spring of two owlbears in the forest near the trading town of T’craedon. Considered one of the most ferocious beasts in the area, many hunters sought the hides of these powerful creatures as trophies. On one successful hunting trip, Baron Lander Garrick tracked and slew Maeves parents. Munish assisted in the hunt and followed the tracks of the owlbears back to their lair where he discovered the newly orphaned creature. Feeling remorse, Munish decided to take charge a raise the beast as his companion.