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Faerie Mount

Short legs and overlarge ears make this broad-chested canine seem almost comical.

Faerie Mount CR 1

XP 400
N Medium animal
Init +0; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +5

DEFENSE

AC 11, touch 10, flat-footed 11 (+1 natural)
hp 15 (2d8+6)
Fort +6, Ref +3, Will +1
Defensive Abilities stability

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft.
Melee bite +2 (1d6+1)

STATISTICS

Str 13, Dex 10, Con 17, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 12
Base Atk +1; CMB +2; CMD 12 (16 vs. bull rush, 20 vs. trip)
Feats Endurance, Nimble Moves B
Skills Perception +5, Survival +2 (+6 when tracking by scent); Racial Modifiers +4 Survival when tracking by scent
SQ sure-footed

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Stability (Ex)

While standing on the ground, faerie mounts gain a +4 racial bonus to their Combat Maneuver Defense against bull rush and trip combat maneuvers.

Sure-Footed (Ex)

As long as it is carrying no more than a light load, a faerie mount gains Nimble Moves as a bonus feat.

ECOLOGY

Environment temperate forests, hills, or plains (Fey World)
Organization solitary, pair, or wiggle (3–12)
Treasure none

Also called the fey cur and the dwarf dog, the faerie mount is a cousin to the dog and the wolf that carries Tiny and Small riders well. The creatures’ sturdy legs, low center of gravity, and muscular torsos are especially well-suited to navigating the twisting, hilly, greenery-choked landscape of the Fey World, making them the preferred mounts for scouts, messengers, and even knights small enough to ride the legendarily loyal creatures. While usually found in fey stables, bedecked in saddles and barding, small packs of fey curs sometimes form symbiotic relationships with herds of wild deer and goats, protecting the herbivores in exchange for milk and the first opportunity to scavenge fallen animals.

Faerie mounts grow up to 5 feet long and 3 feet tall, and weigh around 120 pounds.

Tales of the animals’ legendary bravery and loyalty inspired dog breeders to create a breed of similar proportions. These canines make excellent herding dogs. To reflect the corgi, use the statistics for a Small dog, remove its racial Acrobatics bonus to jump, and add the faerie mount’s stability special ability.

Faerie Mount Companions Starting Statistics: Size Small; Speed 30 ft.; AC +1 natural armor; Attack bite (1d4); Ability Scores Str 9, Dex 12, Con 15, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 12; Special Qualities low-light vision, scent, stability.

4th-Level Advancement: Size Medium; Speed 40 ft.; Attack bite (1d6); Ability Scores Str +4, Dex –2, Con +2; Special Qualities sure-footed.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Adventure Path #119: Prisoner of the Blight © 2017, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Amanda Hamon Kunz, with Paris Crenshaw, Crystal Frasier, Jason Keeley, Isabelle Lee, and Larry Wilhelm.