Manticores are bitter old men that turned into monsters: haters are going to hate and the most bitter haters are transformed into lion-like creatures with dragon wings and a spiked tail. Manticores keep their old, bearded human faces but the hair grows wild and the jaws grow stronger. These bitter old men just keep on hating: they hate the spikes regrowing like shark teeth, they hate their old towers fallen to ruin, they hate the villagers, they hate pilgrims, they hate everybody. And now they have the body act upon it.
They can let fly up to six spikes per round, shooting them at anybody within 60ft. They have 24 spikes and thus they can keep this up for four rounds.
HD 6+1 AC 4 1d6/1d6/1d10 or spikes F6 MV 18 ML 9 XP 980
Numbers: 1. They are sometimes found in the company of a Hobgoblin army.
Names: Old Man Pain, Old Man Greed, Old Spite, Lord Envy, Grandfather Hate, Avarice.
Treasure: The treasures of villagers and witches, pilgrims and traveling knights. Whoever travels alone is their prey. 10% for 1d10×1000sp, 50% for 1d8×1000gp, 40% for 1d6 gems, 40% for 1d6 jewelry, 10% each for two magic items.
Terrain: forests, ruins.