It would be ridiculous to try and out-do what Sean K. Reynolds has already brilliantly done for D&D 3.5 in The New Argonauts so at the start of every one of these posts I’m going to 1) thank him for making that supplement (thank you Sean!) and 2) tell you to go download it (it’s free–give it 5 stars because damn). This blog series is not intended to be a reproduction of that product, only a conversion update. Go get it.
Large beast, unaligned
Armor Class 14
Hit Points 65 (10d10+10)
Speed 10 ft., fly 90 ft.
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Skills Perception +6
Senses passive Perception 16
Challenge 3 (700 XP)
Ageless. The eagle cannot suffer from frailty of old age, die from old age, or be aged magically.
Evasion. When the eagle is subjected to an effect that allows it to make a Dexterity saving throw to take only half damage, it instead takes no damage if it succeeds on the saving throw, and only half damage if it fails.
Keen Sight. The eagle has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on sight.
Multiattack. The eagle makes two attacks: one with its vicious beak and one with its talons.
Talons. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (2d6+4) slashing damage.
Vicious Beak. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (2d6+4) piercing damage.
The titan Prometheus was punished for giving the gift of fire to mankind, and the gods had him chained to the top of the Caucasus Mountains, where a giant eagle (some stories say a vulture) visited every day and devoured his liver. At night Prometheus’ liver grew back, and every day the eagle tore it out again. Though Heracles eventually freed Prometheus, the eagle still flies and may be encountered by wandering heroes.
A DC 12 Intelligence (History) check reveals that a monstrous eagle was sent every day to tear the immortal liver from the titan Prometheus, who was punished by the gods for teaching mankind to use fire.