Do published awakened creatures exist?
Is there a stat block in any official text—including Dragon and Dungeon magazines—for a creature that's been the target of the 5th-level Drd spell awaken [trans] (PH 202)?
What are the rules for an awakened creature's extra Hit Dice?
For example, a Drd9 casts the spell awaken, targeting a rat so that the now "awakened [rat] gets 3d6 Intelligence, +1d3 Charisma, and +2 HD. Its type becomes magical beast (augmented animal)." The DM rolls Int 11 and +2 Cha, making the rat's ability scores Str 2, Dex 15, Con 10, Int 11, Wis 12, and Cha 4. Conveniently, the rat names himself Reepicheep.
Reepicheep starts with HD ¼d8 and from the spell awaken gains 2 Hit Dice. But are these new 2 Hit Dice animal Hit Dice or magical beast Hit Dice? And does Reepicheep's starting Hit Die stay an animal Hit Die or does it become a magical beast Hit Die?
Applying as best I can the rules for Increasing Hit Dice, the differences are pronounced.
- With HD 2¼d8 (animal), Reepicheep has hp 10, base attack bonus +2, and base saving throws (without ability score adjustments) of Fort +3, Ref +3, and Will +1.
- With HD 2¼d10 (magical beast), Reepicheep has hp 12, base attack bonus +3, and base saving throws of Fort +3, Ref +3, and Will +1.
- With HD ¼d8 (animal) +2d10 (magical beast), Reepicheep has hp 12, base attack bonus +2, and base saving throws of Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +0. Note: Here I've computed Reepicheep's statistics as if he'd, in essence, multiclassed into magical beast.
Is there a correct way to determine an awakened creature's statistics?