This squat, grunting creature stinks of musk and earth. Leathery plates and black horns protect its woolly underside.
Dallo CR 1
Speed 20 ft., burrow 10 ft.
Melee 2 claws +2 (1d3), gore +2 (1d4)
Special Attacks spit
Once per hour, a dallo can regurgitate the contents of its stomach, spitting the foul material at a single target within 10 feet. The target must succeed at a DC 13 Fortitude saving throw or be sickened for 1d4 rounds. The save DC is Constitution-based.
Environment any underground
Organization solitary, pair, or herd (6–30)
Sometimes called dwarf goats or dwarf boars, dallos are more closely related to surface sloths and armadillos.
These stocky, stubborn animals originate from smaller, more skittish species, but they were domesticated by dwarves long ago.
Dwarves, duergar, and svirfneblin all raise herds of the bleating creatures for meat, leather, and the warm wool that coats their soft bellies.
Populations of feral dallos occupy many larger caverns, feeding on nearly anything from fungus to many poisonous molds and plants. They make up the bottommost level of the food chain, providing sustenance for countless predators and scavengers of the Deeplands and fertilizing subterranean flora with their droppings. Though their large horns and leathery plates provide some protection from danger, dallos’ real secret to success is their prodigious reproduction rate; a mother can give birth to up to a half-dozen calves at a time, which grow to adulthood in just a few months.
A domesticated dallo measures 3 feet from snout to tail and weighs 60 pounds. Feral dallos can grow much larger.
Dallo Animal Companions Starting Statistics: Size Small; Speed 30 ft., burrow 10 ft.; AC +2 natural armor; Attack 2 claws (1d3), gore (1d4); Ability Scores Str 11, Dex 12, Con 13, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 8; Special Qualities darkvision 30 ft., low-light vision, scent.
Pathfinder Adventure Path #118: Siege of Stone © 2017, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Thurston Hillman, with Paris Crenshaw, Crystal Frasier, Patchen Mortimer, and Kalervo Oikarinen.