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Herd Animal, Elk (River)

This majestic and imposing beast stands taller than a man, a many-tipped rack of proud antlers crowning its head.

River Elk CR 2

XP 600
N Large animal
Init +2; Senses low-light vision; Perception +8

DEFENSE

AC 13, touch 11, flat-footed 11 (+2 Dex, +2 natural, –1 size)
hp 25 (3d8+12)
Fort +7, Ref +7, Will +3

OFFENSE

Speed 50 ft., swim 30 ft.
Melee gore +4 (1d8+3) or 2 hooves –1 (1d6+1)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.

STATISTICS

Str 17, Dex 15, Con 18, Int 2, Wis 15, Cha 6
Base Atk +2; CMB +6; CMD 18 (22 vs. trip)
Feats Endurance, Lightning Reflexes, RunB
Skills Perception +8, Swim +11

ECOLOGY

Environment cold or temperate plains
Organization solitary, pair, or herd (3–50)
Treasure none

Powerful and swift land mammals, elk range through the plains, hills, and forests of many wildernesses, in great herds. Related to deer, elk prove important parts of many ecologies, being able to fend off or flee many threats while feeding greater predators. Their size, strength, and antlers—reaching up to 10 feet wide on some males—allow them to contend with most of their environment’s dangers, though herds generally favor flight to combat.

River elk grow to approximately 6 feet tall and weigh between 700 and 1,100 pounds.

Elk/Megaloceros Companions

Starting Statistics: Size Medium; Speed 50 ft; AC +1 natural armor; Attack gore (1d6); Ability Scores Str 12, Dex 17, Con 14, Int 2, Wis 15, Cha 5; Special Qualities low-light vision.

7th-Level Advancement: Size Large; AC +2 natural armor; Attack gore (1d8) or 2 hooves (1d6); Ability Scores Str +8, Dex –2, Con +4; Special Qualities powerful charge.

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