This creature has small, upward-pointing horns, a shaggy coat of fur, and a large hump on its shoulders.
N Large animal
Init +0; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +8
17, touch 9, flat-footed 17 (+8 natural, –1 size)
gore +10 (2d6+12)
10 ft.; Reach
Special Attacks stampede
(2d6+12, DC 20)
22 (26 vs. trip)
, Improved Bull Rush
, Power Attack
A stampede occurs if three or more creatures with stampede make a trample attack while remaining adjacent to each other. While stampeding, the creatures can trample foes of their size or smaller, and the trample’s save DC increases by +2.
Bison companions are identical to aurochs
Starting Statistics: Size Medium; Speed 40 ft.; AC +1 natural armor, Attack gore (1d6); Ability Scores Str 14, Dex 12, Con 12, Int 2, Wis 11, Cha 4; Special Qualities low-light vision, scent.
7th-Level Advancement: Size Large; AC +3 natural armor; Attack gore (1d8); Ability Scores Str +8, Dex –2, Con +4; Special Qualities stampede, trample.
Environment cold or temperate plains
Organization solitary, pair, or herd (3–30)
Bison are large herd animals. They can grow as long as 12 feet and as tall as 7 feet at the shoulder. Average bison weigh 2,200 pounds. The bison’s statistics can be used for almost any larger herd animal, such as the buffalo.
Bison frighten far less easily than their domesticated cousins and are much more aggressive when protecting the herd or their young. Adult bulls are extremely confontational in mating season, and even kill one another in pursuit of particular females. After mating season, herds of bison tend to separate into smaller herds in preparation for the arrival of new calves.