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Salamander, Fire

Yellow spots and stripes run from this amphibian’s wide snout to the tip of its tail.

Fire Salamander CR 1/3

XP 135
N Diminutive animal
Init +2; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception –1

DEFENSE

AC 16, touch 16, flat-footed 14 (+2 Dex, +4 size)
hp 3 (1d8–1)
Fort +1, Ref +4, Will –1
Defensive Abilities skin secretions

OFFENSE

Speed 10 ft., swim 20 ft.
Melee bite +6 (1d2–4)
Space 1 ft.; Reach 0 ft.

STATISTICS

Str 2, Dex 14, Con 8, Int 1, Wis 8, Cha 6
Base Atk +0; CMB –2; CMD 4 (8 vs. trip)
Feats Weapon Finesse
Skills Escape Artist +6, Stealth +18, Swim +10; Racial Modifiers +4 Escape Artist

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Skin Secretions (Ex)

A creature that strikes a fire salamander with an unarmed strike or natural weapon exposes itself to the salamander’s toxic skin and must immediately succeed at a DC 9 Fortitude save to resist being sickened for 1 round. The secretions also make the salamander difficult to grab, giving it a +4 racial bonus on Escape Artist checks. The save DC is Constitution-based.

ECOLOGY

Environment temperate forests
Organization solitary, pair, or congress (3–10)
Treasure none

Despite their name, fire salamanders have nothing to do with the evil outsiders known as salamanders. These are Diminutive poisonous amphibians that can live more than 50 years. They are most active after dusk, eating earthworms, insects, slugs, and spiders. During the day, they hide amid fallen leaves or near mossy tree trunks.

Fire salamanders are 6 to 10 inches long and weigh only 2 ounces.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

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