Bandrost by Emiricol
Large Animal
Hit Dice: 8d8+24 (60 hp)
Initiative: +1 (+1 Dex)
Speed: 40 ft.
AC: 14 (-1 size, +1 Dex, +4 natural)
Attacks: Gore +7 melee, 2 claw +2 melee, slam +2 melee
Damage: Gore 1d10+4, claw 1d8+2, slam 1d6+2
Face/Reach: 5 ft. by 5 ft./10 ft.
Special Attacks: Frightful presence, trample
Saves: Fort +9, Ref +7, Will -2
Abilities: Str 19, Dex 13, Con 17, Int 2, Wis 3, Cha 10
Skills: Listen +0, Move Silently +5, Spot +3
Feats: Weapon Finesse

Environment: Cold forest,hills
Organization: Solitary, Pair, or Bunch (2-5)
Challenge Rating: 5
Treasure: None
Alignment: Always neutral
Advancement: 9-16 HD (Large); 17-24 HD (Huge)

The Bandrost is a large animal, usually found in forests and rough hilly areas - where the terrain helps coceal the large size of this stealth hunter.

The Bandrost looks like a cross between a horse and a large cat. It stands tall, but moves with a grace unusual for an animal its size. The Bandrost has shaggy fur, to keep it warm in the cold lands it inhabits, and is usually brown or tan in color. It has two forward-curving, pointed horns on its head.

The Bandrost is a stealth hunter. Typically, it sneaks up on some large prey such as a bear or horse, which is not particularly dextrous, then rushes it using surprise to close the distance.

The Bandrost is very territorial, and will hunt and try to kill any medium or larger predator in its territory, which can range as far as 15 miles.

The Bandrost leads with its Slam attack, after sneaking within charging distance. After this surprise attack, which usually knocks the prey silly, the Bandrost will claw the prey with its 6-inch-long retractable cat-like claws while trying to gore it with its deadly horns.

Between the surprise slam and followup with horns and claws, this is usually enough to slay its prey outright, or if not, at least wound it horribly.

If it looks like the Bandrost is losing, however, it will flee readily.

Animals have low-light vision.

The Bandrost is usually a solitary creature, or travels as a mated pair. The Bandrost mates for life.

Males gain mates by fighting and defeating rival males. Occasionally, a particularly strong male will gather a number of females under him, and when this happens they form a family unit similar to a pride of lions, called a

This creature has been play tested.
This is not a kender type creature.


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