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An owl familiar perches on a wizard's shoulder.

Temperate forests
Owl-like, owlish, owly
Source: Reign of Winter Player's Guide, pg(s). 11
Giant owl

Temperate forest
Source: Bestiary 3, pg(s). 213

Owls are quiet nocturnal flyers who hunt rodents. They are common familiars for spellcasters.1

Common variants

Snowy owls are common familiars in cold climates. Their white feathers help it blend into snowy environments, allowing it to hunt more stealthily.2

Giant owls

The giant owl is up to 18 feet tall with a wingspan of 30 feet. They weigh up to 600 pounds. These intelligent beasts are keen observers of their forest,3 and are willing to take on a rider, if that person shares the ideals of defending the forest.4 The giant owls of the Fierani Forest reside in the House of Sky and are allied with the elves of Kyonin to hunt their mutual enemy: Treerazer and his demons.5

In religion

The archon empyreal lord Tanagaar's true form is that of a giant owl and his holy symbol is a shadowed golden owl's eye. The Aurulent Eye watches in the darkness for signs of evil, symbolically just as an owl hunts in the night. He almost always travels with a retinue of local owls.6


  1. Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A to Z” in Bestiary, 132. Paizo Inc., 2009
  2. Adam Daigle. Reign of Winter Player's Guide, 11. Paizo Inc., 2013
  3. Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A to Z” in Bestiary 3, 213. Paizo Inc., 2011
  4. Gareth Hanrahan, et al. “Mounts” in Knights of the Inner Sea, 23. Paizo Inc., 2012
  5. James L. Sutter. Kyonin” in A Memory of Darkness, 52–53. Paizo Inc., 2009
  6. Amber E. Scott. “Lords of the Empyrean” in Chronicle of the Righteous, 25. Paizo Inc., 2013

External links

  • Owl (real-life animal) on Wikipedia