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Buckawn

This creature is a halfling-sized humanoid with swarthy skin and dark hair. Its eyes are greenish-brown and its clothes are brown.

Buckawn CR 2

XP 600
N Small fey
Init +3; Senses low-light vision; Perception +9

DEFENSE

AC 17, touch 15, flat-footed 13 (+3 Dex, +1 dodge, +2 natural, +1 size)
hp 11 (3d6)
Fort +1; Ref +6; Will +4
DR 5/cold iron; SR 13

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.
Melee dagger +5 (1d3 plus poison)
Ranged dart +5 (1d3 plus poison)
Spell-like Abilities (CL 3rd)

At willdancing lights, disguise self, ghost sound (DC 12), invisibility (self only)
1/dayentangle (DC 13), pass without trace, insect plague (one swarm only)

STATISTICS

Str 10, Dex 17, Con 11, Int 12, Wis 13, Cha 14
Base Atk +1; CMB +0; CMD 14
Feats Dodge, Weapon Finesse
Skills Bluff +8, Craft (alchemy) +7 (+9 when making poison), Escape Artist +9, Knowledge (nature) +7, Perception +9, Sense Motive +7, Stealth +13; Racial Modifiers +2 Craft (alchemy) when making poison, +2 Perception
Languages Common, Sylvan
SQ poison use

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Poison Use (Ex)

Buckawns never risk accidentally poisoning themselves when applying poison to a blade. They favor moonseed berries as poison and usually have a plentiful supply readily available.

These small berries are bluish-purple and resemble wild grapes. They are highly poisonous and are often mixed with food or crushed and smeared on a weapon or object.

Moonseed Berries: poison—contact or ingested; save Fort DC 13; frequency 1/round for 4 rounds; effect 1d2 Con; cure 1 save; Price 1,500 gp.

ECOLOGY

Environment temperate forests
Organization gang (2–4), band (6–11), or tribe (12–20)
Treasure incidental

Buckawns are somehow related to brownies, but they are nowhere near as kind-hearted and playful. Buckawns are extremely reclusive and rarely have dealings with outside races. Trade of any kind between a buckawn tribe and another race is virtually unheard of.

Characters who journey into a buckawn’s realm are usually left alone, providing they themselves leave the buckawn’s realm alone. Trespassers, evil-doers, and those that disturb the natural beauty of a buckawn domain are dealt with quickly–and permanently if necessary.

A buckawn stands about 2 feet tall and weighs about 30 pounds.

Buckawns favor daggers and darts in combat. They readily use poisoned blades when confronted with a tough opponent, when outnumbered, or when battling opponents for whom they have great disdain.

Section 15: Copyright Notice – Tome of Horrors Complete
Buckawn 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.