This creature appears to be a large grayish-black sleek hound standing about 3 feet tall at the shoulder. Its triangular head has a somewhat human appearance. Its eyes are white with amber pupils.
Speed 50 ft., 30 ft. on 2 legs
At will—detect evil, detect magic, see invisibility (all at will abilities always active)
Str 18, Dex 15, Con 15, Int 15, Wis 16, Cha 14
Moon dogs can see twice as far as humans in low-light and normal light conditions.
By licking a target, a moon dog may use one of the following abilities: cure light wounds, delay poison, remove disease. Each is usable at will by the moon dog, but only once per day per recipient. Each is caster level 12th.
When in shadows, a moon dog can move in such a way as to affect evil creatures within 60 feet as though by hypnotic pattern (DC 16 Will save, caster level 12th). Any good-aligned creature in the area of the shadow weave will be affected as though by protection from evil (caster level 12th). The shadow weave is a full-round action, and the moon dog must concentrate to maintain it.
Organization solitary, pair, or pack (6-11)
The moon dog is a large wolfhound from the outer planes (believed to have its origins on the plane of Elysium). Moon dogs often enter the Material Plane when evil has grown to an immeasurable level in an area. Otherwise, they are found in the employ of deities, solars, planetars, and the most powerful devas. Moondogs forepaws are prehensile and resemble human hands. Though moon dogs can move on two legs in a bipedal fashion, most do not do so, preferring the speed and grace they gain by moving on all fours.
A moon dog attacks with its powerful bite. If faced by particularly powerful or evil opponents, the moon dog opens combat with its bay attack. Moon dogs’ prehensile hands could facilitate the use of weapons, though none have ever been encountered wielding such items.
Section 15: Copyright Notice – Tome of Horrors Complete
Moon Dog 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.