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Creature Companions

The solitude of space can prove tough to bear for even the most hardened soloist. It’s no wonder, then, that across the entire galaxy, members of countless species take up creature companions ranging from show pets to emotional support animals to combat-ready mounts. Whether such a pairing is born of cultural tradition, lucky happenstance, or even reluctant necessity, few bonds are stronger.
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Cloud Ray Companions

Source Alien Archive 4 pg. 21
Cloud rays can be tamed with patience and food, making them favorite mounts for gas prospectors and naturalists on gas giants. Raised to smaller sizes than their wild counterparts, they serve as ideal companions for groups or industrial use in aerial environments. Their ability to survive by grazing on floating algae and lichen makes them more reliable than many vehicles in isolated frontiers. Careful control over what and how much the beast eats helps keep them in their docile grazing cycle and suppresses their combustible death throes as well. Most cloud rays bond to a single master, becoming notoriously difficult with new riders. Cloud rays can flourish on almost any gas giant, and domesticated rays can even survive in the skies above terrestrial worlds with proper supplements.

Cloud RayLevels 6-20

Huge animal
Senses low-light vision
Good Save Ref; Poor Saves Fort, Will
Resistances electricity 10
Weaknesses vulnerable to fire
Speed 5 ft.; fly 70 ft. (Ex, perfect)
Melee Attack tail lash (S)
Space 15 ft. Reach 15 ft.
Ability Modifiers Str, Dex

Special Abilities

Natural Thruster (Ex) Three times per day as a swift action, a cloud ray companion can gain a burst of speed until the beginning of its next turn. During this time, it doubles its fly speed, gains Spring Attack as a bonus feat, and deals additional damage with its tail lash equal to half its level.
Tail Taser (Ex) A cloud ray companion’s tail lash attacks gain the stunned critical hit effect.