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Walrus


This bulky, thick-skinned, flippered creature has on its face two enormous tusks and what looks like a coarse mustache.

Walrus CR 3

XP 800
N Large animal
Init +0; Senses low-light vision; Perception +7

DEFENSE

AC 17, touch 9, flat-footed 17 (+8 natural, –1 size)
hp 30 (4d8+12)
Fort +7, Ref +4, Will +2

OFFENSE

Speed 10 ft., swim 40 ft.
Melee bite +8 (1d8+7)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.

STATISTICS

Str 21, Dex 11, Con 16, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 6
Base Atk +3; CMB +9; CMD 19 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Endurance, Weapon Focus (bite)
Skills Perception +7, Swim +17
SQ hold breath


ECOLOGY

Environment cold oceans
Organization solitary, pair, or herd (3–24)
Treasure none

Walruses normally have gray or brown hides, fading to nearly white when immersed in cold water, and turning pink from increased blood flow when basking in the sun. A thick layer of blubber serves as protection from both predators and cold.

A typical male walrus weighs 1 to 2 tons and measures 10 feet in length, with females about a third lighter and about 9 feet long. Both sexes have tusks up to 3 feet long, and stiff whiskers used to feel out the hiding places of shellfish. A walrus lives up to 40 years.

Owing to their fearsome tusks, prodigious strength, and willingness to fight as a herd, only the most aggressive or hungry polar predators risk attacking an adult walrus. People hunt walruses for meat and for their tusks, valued for their worth as ivory and as impressive trophies in their own right.

Walrus Companions

Starting Statistics

Size Medium; Speed 20 ft., swim 40 ft.; AC +3 natural armor; Attack gore (1d6); Ability Scores Str 14, Dex 13, Con 14, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 9; Special Qualities hold breath, low-light vision.

7th-Level Advancement

Size Large; AC +4 natural armor; Attack gore (1d8); Ability Scores Str +8, Dex –2, Con +4; Special Qualities fatal gore.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Statistics from Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 4 © 2013, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Dennis Baker, Jesse Benner, Savannah Broadway, Ross Byers, Adam Daigle, Tim Hitchcock, Tracy Hurley, James Jacobs, Matt James, Rob McCreary, Jason Nelson, Tom Phillips, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, Tork Shaw, and Russ Taylor.

Animal Companion Information from Pathfinder Player Companion: Animal Archive © 2013, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Amanda Hamon, Philip Minchin, Jason Nelson, Patrick Renie, Owen K.C. Stephens, and Christina Stiles.