1. Am I right in assuming that if I get the (Bird) feather token from having/crafting this magic item I get a fully functioning Roc (apart from its inability to attack)?
  2. It talks about how long the Roc lasts for, and as long as it has a positive Hp and I do not dismiss it or make it fly for a full day at maximum capacity does it live for centuries like a usual Roc does?

Sorry if these seem like dull questions but I think it is quite overpowered to have a Roc (a CR 11 creature) to take you around adventuring especially when the magic item (Quaal's feather token) is only rare.


First of all, this item has a single-use effect:

This tiny object looks like a feather. Different types of feather tokens exist, each with a different single-use effect.

Secondly, as you specified the creature cannot attack. Part of a creature's CR comes from the amount of damage it can deal per round, but in this case no damage can be dealt. That said, it does not seem overpowered to me.

As for the second point:

The bird disappears after flying its maximum distance for a day or if it drops to 0 hit points. You can dismiss the bird as an action.

These are the only conditions that cause the creature to disappear. Without these conditions, the creature remains.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Hmm, does that mean "after it flies a total distance equal to the distance it could fly in a day" or "after it spends a full day flying"? \$\endgroup\$ – keithcurtis Jun 6 '16 at 15:05
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    \$\begingroup\$ @keithcurtis Based on the wording, the latter. Your GM may have other ideas, though. \$\endgroup\$ – GMJoe Jun 7 '16 at 0:30

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