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Skunk (3pp)

This small, catlike creature has a coat of black fur punctuated by white stripes that travel the length of its body and bushy tail.

Skunk CR 1/8

XP 50
N Tiny animal
Init +1; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +8

DEFENSE

AC 13, touch 13, flat-footed 12 (+1 Dex, +2 size)
hp 4 (1d8)
Fort +2, Ref +3, Will +1

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.
Melee bite +3 (1d3–4)
Special Attacks musk

STATISTICS

Str 2, Dex 13, Con 10, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 2
Base Atk +0; CMB –1; CMD 5 (9 vs. trip)
Feats Skill Focus (Perception), Weapon FinesseB
Skills Perception +8, Stealth +9

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Musk (Ex)

Once per round, and no more than 5 times per day, a skunk can release a cloud of stinking musk that quickly fills a 5-foot area in front of it. A creature within or entering the area must succeed on a DC 10 Fortitude save or be sickened for 1d4 rounds. One round later a second Fortitude save must be made (whether the first one succeeded or not) or the affected creature is blinded for 1d4 rounds. The save DCs are Constitution-based. A delay poison or neutralize poison spell removes the effect from the sickened creature, but does not remove the blindness.

Creatures immune to poison are unaffected by the sickened effect but can still be blinded if they fail their save, and creatures resistant to poison receive their normal bonus on both saving throws. The stench is highly potent, and short of magical means of cleaning, all cloth and such material continue to reek for 1d6 months. The odor is so strong that it doubles all chances for random encounters and imposes a –6 penalty on Stealth checks attempted while wearing clothing contaminated with a skunk’s musk. Flesh, leather goods, metal goods (weapons, armor, and the like) must be washed in a concentrated mixture of vinegar over period of 1d3 days. Otherwise, the stench clings for at least one week, imposing the same modifiers to random encounters and Stealth checks.

ECOLOGY

Environment temperate forest and hills
Organization solitary or family (2–5)
Treasure none

The stats here describe the common non-aggressive skunk. Skunks squirt their musk at potential predators in hopes of forcing the predator to flee. If this fails, the skunk looks for the quickest route possible for itself to escape. If cornered, a skunk bites its opponents.

Section 15: Copyright Notice – Tome of Horrors Complete
Skunk from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Scott Greene, based on original material by Gary Gygax.