Nature: Race
Type: Monstrous Humanoid
Subtype: Earth

Size: Medium
CR: 4


"Seemingly carved from a dark gray stone, this sinister crouching humanoid resembles a horned, winged demon."

Gargoyles often appear to be winged stone statues, for they can perch indefinitely without moving, allowing them to surprise their foes.

The longer a tribe of gargoyles abides in a region of ruins or buildings, the more its members come to resemble that region’s architectural styles. The changes a gargoyle’s appearance undergoes are slow and subtle, but over the course of years, it can shift radically.

They speak Common and Terran.


A gargoyle is a vicious flying predator that enjoys torturing creatures weaker than itself. They tend toward obsessive-compulsive behaviors that are as varied as their kind is plentiful. Books, stolen trinkets, weapons, and grisly trophies harvested from fallen foes are just a few examples of the types of things a gargoyle might collect to decorate its lair and territory.

Gargoyles have been known to dwell in the heart of the largest of cities, crouching amid the decorations of stone cathedrals and buildings where they hide in plain sight by day and swoop down to feed on vagabonds, beggars, and other unfortunates at night.

Gargoyles tend toward a solitary lifestyle, though they sometimes form fearsome groups called “wings” for protection and sport. In certain conditions, a tribe of gargoyles might even ally with other creatures, but even the most stable alliances with a gargoyle tribe can collapse for the smallest of reasons — gargoyles are nothing if not treacherous, petty, and vindictive.

They require no food, water, or air, but often eat their fallen foes out of fondness for inflicting pain. When not enjoying their favorite pastime, a wing of gargoyles can be found waiting silently for prey or bragging among themselves.

In Eberron

Over the last few years, a new force has arisen to challenge House Orien’s monopoly over the courier trade. House Vadalis has built up a small but highly effective group of gargoyle couriers. Currently, it costs 5 gp to have a gargoyle deliver a letter or small package within Sharn, with an additional charge of 1 gp per mile outside the city. However, there are only 18 gargoyles in service, compared to 80 Orien couriers. The gargoyles roost in the Vadalis outpost in the Bazaar of Middle Dura, as well as on towers throughout the city.

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