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Herd Animal, Bison, Dire

This giant bison is as long as at least three humans are tall. Its fur is black and unkempt. Long up–curving horns jut from its head.

Dire Bison CR 6

XP 2,400
N Huge animal
Init +1; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +19

DEFENSE

AC 18, touch 9, flat-footed 17 (+1 Dex, +9 natural, –2 size)
hp 105 (10d8+60)
Fort +15; Ref +8; Will +5

OFFENSE

Speed 50 ft.
Melee gore +15 (3d6+15)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks stampede, trample (3d6+15, DC 25)

STATISTICS

Str 31, Dex 12, Con 23, Int 2, Wis 15, Cha 8
Base Atk +7; CMB +19; CMD 30 (34 vs. trip)
Feats Alertness, Endurance, Great Fortitude, Improved Bull Rush, Power Attack
Skills Perception +19, Sense Motive +4

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.

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ECOLOGY

Environment temperate plains
Organization solitary or herd (3–10)
Treasure none

Dire bison resemble their smaller normal–sized relatives. They can grow to a length of 20 feet and weigh up to 6,000 pounds.

Humanoids often hunt dire bison for the value of their pelts as well as the copious amounts of meat they can provide. A single dire bison can feed a village for weeks.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Dire bison from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Scott Greene.