Cat, Elven (CR 2)

This sleek feline appears as a large green and brown striped wild housecat with slightly elven features. 

XP 600
N Small magical beast (augmented animal)
Init +7; Senses darkvision 60 ft., superior low-light vision, scent; Perception +10

DEFENSE

AC 16, touch 14, flat-footed 13 (+3 Dex, +2 natural, +1 size)
hp 30 (4d10+8)
Fort +6, Ref +7, Will +2; +4 vs. enchantments

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft., climb 30 ft.
Melee bite +6 (1d4+1 plus grab), 2 claws +6 (1d3+1)
Special Attacks pounce, rake (2 claws +6, 1d3+1)
Space 5 ft., Reach 5 ft.

TACTICS

Elven cats attack with stealth and surprise but avoid conflict with creatures much larger than themselves unless cornered. When engaged, they attempt to pounce upon their prey and wrap their claws around the victims head, sinking their needle-like teeth into its throat.

STATISTICS

Str 13, Dex 17, Con 15, Int 13, Wis 12, Cha 8
Base Atk +4; CMB +4 (+9 grapple); CMD 17 (21 vs. trip)
Feats Improved Initiative, Weapon Finesse
Skills Acrobatics +15, Climb +15, Perception +9, Stealth +15; Racial Modifiers +8 Acrobatics, +4 Climb, +4 Perception, +4 Stealth. Elven 
   cats use their Dexterity modifier for Climb checks. 
Languages Elven.

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Superior Low-light Vision (Ex) An elven cat can see three times as far as a human in starlight, moonlight, torchlight, and similar conditions of shadowy illumination. It retains the ability to distinguish color and detail under these conditions.

ECOLOGY

Environment temperate and warm forests
Organization solitary, pair or family (3–5)
Treasure none


Elven cats are forest-dwelling cats similar in makeup and build to the African wild cat. They tend to live in elven forests with large trees, thick foliage, and spend their days jump from branch to branch and hunting for food.

An eleven cat’s diet includes small mammals, birds, bird eggs, small reptiles and amphibians, and fruits and nuts. They are active during both the night and day, having no set hunting or feeding time.

Elven cats generally mate early in their life (usually within the first year) and gestation lasts about 80 days. Young are born live and a litter consists of one or two young. Young elven cats are dependent on their mother for about 8 weeks before being able to forage and hunt on their own.

An elven cat looks like a small, slender, striped cat. Its fur ranges in color from light to dark brown and green. Its stripes are darker and run in longitudinal rows along its body. Elven cats generally average about three feet long and weigh about 35 pounds