This lizard chirps nervously as it hops around, and its sharp, feathered scales gleam in the light.

Senses low-light visionSpeed 6, (10 when running)Constant Benefits* You gain a +2 bonus to Athletics checks made to jump.
* You gain a +2 bonus to speed when running or charging.
Active BenefitsPiercing Scream: Once per encounter as a minor action, the z’tal can unleash a piercing scream in a close blast 3. Any creature in the blast is deafened and cannot make opportunity attacks until the start of its next turn.

Published in Dragon Magazine 397.