Skolex's raven familiar often speaks for him in conversations with lesser beings, as his thoughts are preoccupied by greater quanderies. It shares in its masters inherent bonuses.
Tiny Magical Beast (Augmented Animal)
Hit Dice: 27d8 (108 hp)
Speed: 10 ft. (2 squares), fly 40 ft. (average)
Armor Class: 21 (+2 size, +5 Dex, +4 natural), touch 17, flat-footed 16
Base Attack/Grapple: +14/+4
Attack: Claws +21 melee (1d2-2)
Full Attack: Claws +21 melee (1d2-2)
Space/Reach: 2½ ft./0 ft.
Special Attacks: —
Special Qualities: Deliver touch spells, improved evasion, speak with animals of its kind, speak language, speak with master, low-light vision, damage reduction 10/epic
Saves: Fort +8, Ref +11, Will +20
Abilities: Str 6, Dex 20, Con 15, Int 14, Wis 19, Cha 11
Skills: Listen +5, Spot +7
Feats: Weapon Finesse
Challenge Rating: —
Alignment: Lawful evil
Deliver Touch Spells (Su): Skolex's familiar can deliver touch spells for him.
Improved Evasion (Ex): If Skolex's familiar is exposed to any effect that normally allows it to attempt a Reflex saving throw for half damage, it takes no damage with a successful saving throw and half damage if the saving throw fails.
Speak with Animals of Its Kind (Ex): Skolex's familiar can communicate with animals of approximately the same kind as itself (including dire varieties). Such communication is limited by the intelligence of the conversing creatures.
Speak Language (Su): Skolex's familiar may speak the Common tongue.
Speak with Masters (Ex): Skolex's familiar can communicate verbally with him. Other creatures do not understand the communication without magical help.
Skolex gains special benefits for having a familiar. This creature grants him a +3 bonus on Appraise checks (included in the above statistics).
Alertness (Ex): Skolex's familiar grants him Alertness as long as it is within five feet.
Empathic Link (Su): Skolex can communicate telepathically with his familiar at a distance of up to one mile. He has the same connection to an item or a place that the familiar does.
Share Spells (Su): Skolex may have any spell he casts on himself also effect his familiar if the latter is within five feet at the time. He may also cast a spell with a target of "You" on his familiar.