I always thought that some day I’d get to make a creature out of something adorable the head of the network’s daughter has said. Today is that day.
And so without further adieu, I present to you… the scarlett chipmonk:
This lithe creature is covered in bright red fur and has black stripes running down its sides. It flicks its small tail around, counter-balancing the rest of its body
Scarlett Chipmonk CR 2
LN Diminutive magical beast (air)
Init +5; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent; Perception +1
AC 20, touch 20, flat-footed 14 (+5 Dex, +1 dodge, +4 size)
hp 16 (3d10)
Fort +3, Ref +8, Will +2
Speed 40 ft., climb 40 ft.
Melee bite +3 (1d2-4), 2 claws +3 (1d2-4)
Space 1 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Special Attacks chip monk funk
Str 3, Dex 20, Con 10, Int 5, Wis 12, Cha 15
Base Atk +3; CMB +4; CMD 11 (15 vs. trip)
Feats Dodge, Mobility, Improved Unarmed StrikeB, Spring AttackB, Wind StanceB
Skills Acrobatics +9 (+13 to jump), Climb +17, Stealth +21
Chip Monk Funk (Ex) Scarlett chipmonks move with grace and alacrity. They gain Spring Attack and Wind Stance as bonus feats, and they gain the unarmed strike abilities of a monk, treating their hit dice as their monk level.
Environment any forest or urban
Organization solitary, pair, or scurry (3-10)
Scarlett chipmonks are rare, but can be found in most forested areas if one looks for long enough. Their bright red fur would seem to give them away, but their quick movement, small size, and instinct to hide from danger keep them out of the way of larger predators. If forced into conflict, they dart back and forth from tree to tree, swiping with their claws at the offending creature.
They feed primarily on nuts and seeds, but will eat almost anything they can capture or hunt if needed. Scarlett chipmonks are highly curious creatures with a complex social structure when in a scurry. Researchers have found them playing crude music by bashing rocks into tree bark, brushing dried grass, and even vocalizing a sort of chittering “singing.” During these displays, several members of the scurry will perform elaborate displays that resemble a ritual dance.
A spellcaster of lawful alignment may bond with a scarlett monk if they attract and befriend them (and if the spellcaster takes the Improved Familiar feat). This usually involves offerings of nuts, honey, crackers, and even small candies. Unchained monks of 8th level or higher may gain a scarlett monk as a familiar in lieu of a ki power.