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Reindeer

Reindeer CR 1

XP 400
N Medium animal
Init +2; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +7

DEFENSE

AC 13, touch 12, flat-footed 11 (+2 Dex, +1 natural)
hp 13 (2d8+4)
Fort +7; Ref +5; Will +2
Speed 50 ft.

OFFENSE

Melee gore +3 (1d6+2), 2 hooves –2 (1d3+1)
Str 14, Dex15, Con14, Int2, Wis15, Cha7
Base Atk +1; CMB +3; CMD 15 (19 vs. trip)
Feats EnduranceB, Great Fortitude
Skills Acrobatics +2 (+10 in snow), Perception +7; Racial Modifiers +8 Acrobatics in snow

ECOLOGY

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

Velvety antlers sprout from the skull of a hardy deer with a woolly coat of fur, wide feet, and a short tail. It stands roughly the size of a teenage boy at its shoulders.

These herd animals provide a source of meat for the biome’s apex predators.

People also rely heavily upon these beasts for food, but they also use them for clothing, milk, labor, and transportation.

Despite humanity’s efforts to tame these animals, the best they can achieve is a state of semi-domestication. In the wild, reindeer herds can number as many as 100,000 individuals.

As the name suggests, reindeer are a species of deer specially adapted for life in cold environments. Its fur, consisting of a thick, woolly overcoat and a thinner undercoat with air-filled strands of hair, insulates the animal’s body from the elements. In addition to its outer protective layer, the reindeer’s circulatory system relies upon a countercurrent heat exchange process, which efficiently retains body heat without posing undue stress on its heart. Its large feet are ideally suited for disbursing its weight over a greater area on slick surfaces while its small cloven hooves minimize its contact with the frigid ground. On average, female reindeer weigh approximately 200 pounds. The larger males are nearly double their size weighing in at an impressive 375 pounds, though their weight wildly fluctuates on a seasonal basis.

Reindeer Companions

Starting Statistics

Size Medium; Speed 50 ft.; AC +1 natural armor; Attack gore (1d6)

Str 14, Dex 15, Con 14, Int 2, Wis 14, Cha 7; Special Qualities low-light vision, scent.

7th-Level Advancement

Size Large; AC +2 natural armor; Attack gore (1d8), 2 hooves (1d4); Str +8, Dex –2, Con +4.