Megafauna, Embolotherium

This creature is reminiscent of a rhinoceros, but instead of pointed horns on its nose, this creature possesses a blunt, bony protrusion.

Embolotherium CR 5

XP 1,600
N Large animal
Init +0; Senses low-light vision; Perception +10


AC 17, touch 9, flat-footed 17 (+8 natural, –1 size)
hp 59 (7d8+28)
Fort +11, Ref +5, Will +3


Speed 30 ft.
Melee slam +12 (2d6+12)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.


Str 26, Dex 11, Con 18, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 3
Base Atk +5; CMB +14; CMD 24 (28 vs. trip)
Feats Diehard, Endurance, Great Fortitude, Power Attack
Skills Perception +10, Swim +12


Environment any plains
Organization solitary, pair, or herd (3–9)
Treasure none

Embolotherium are squat, stocky creatures with hollow, bony protrusions on their snouts that are used as sound resonation chambers, allowing the creatures to create very loud noises to communicate across great distances. An average embolotherium stands 5 feet tall at the shoulder, with a nose-to-tail length of about 8 feet and a weight of 6,000 pounds.

Embolotherium are strict herbivores, grazing on grasses and flowering plants. Their eyesight is very poor, but extremely acute hearing makes up for this deficiency. A herd of embolotherium can be quickly provoked into a stampede, and travelers should be wary of even whispered conversation when near a group of these creatures.

Naturally social with others of their kind, embolotherium are generally found in large groups in flat, grassy areas. Their many layers of tough skin serve as deterrents to attack as well as thermal buffers, allowing them to survive in even frigid temperatures as long as there is sufficient food.

Embolotherium Companions

Starting Statistics

Size Medium; Speed 30 ft.; AC +6 natural; Attack bite (1d6); Ability Scores Str 14, Dex 10, Con 13, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 3; Special Qualities low-light vision.

7th-Level Advancement

Size Large; AC +2 natural; Attack bite (1d8); Ability Scores Str +8, Dex –2, Con +4; Special Qualities trample.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Adventure Path #91: Battle of Bloodmarch Hill © 2015, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Patrick Renie, with Tyler Beck, Adam Daigle, Richard Pett, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, and David Schwartz.

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