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Herd Animal, Mountain Aurochs

This huge, horned bull has a thick, shaggy hide and an aggressive temper. Its horns are wide and sharp.

Mountain Aurochs CR 4

XP 1,200
N Huge animal
Init +1; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +11

DEFENSE

AC 18, touch 9, flat-footed 17 (+9 natural, –2 size)
hp 34 (3d8+21)
Fort +10, Ref +4, Will +3

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft.
Melee gore +10 (1d10+15)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks stampede, trample (2d8+15, DC 21)

STATISTICS

Str 31, Dex 12, Con 25, Int 2, Wis 15, Cha 8
Base Atk +2; CMB +14; CMD 25 (29 vs. trip)
Feats Altitude AffinityB, Endurance, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Perception +11

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Stampede (Ex)

A stampede occurs if three or more creatures with stampede make a trample attack while remaining adjacent to each other. While stampeding, the creatures can trample foes of their size or smaller, and the trample’s save DC increases by +2.

ECOLOGY

Environment cold mountains
Organization solitary, pair, or herd (3–30)
Treasure none

Aurochs (both singular and plural) are large herd animals similar to domesticated cattle. The mountain aurochs is a larger, shaggy version of an aurochs adapted to live the high valleys of the tallest peaks of the world. They retain their smaller cousins’ short temper and panic-prone nature, and can easily be provoked into a stampede.

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