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Addanc

This monster possesses the form of a crocodile plus the fur of a beaver and the behavior of both.

Addanc CR 7

XP 3,200
NE Large magical beast
Init +2; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +14

DEFENSE

AC 19, touch 11, flat-footed 17 (+2 Dex, +8 natural, -1 size)
hp 85 (10d10+30)
Fort +12, Ref +9, Will +4

OFFENSE

Speed 20 ft., Swim 30 ft.
Melee bite +15 (2d6+6 plus Grab), 2 claws +15 (1d6+6), tail slap +12 (1d8+3)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft with bite)
Special Attack death roll (2d6+9 plus trip)

STATISTICS

Str 22, Dex 15, Con 16, Int 5, Wis 12, Cha 7
Base Atk +10; CMB +17; CMD 29 (33 vs trip)
Feats Great Fortitude, Improved Natural Armor, Improved Natural Attack (bite), Multiattack, Power Attack
Skills Perception +14; Racial Modifiers +4 Stealth (in water), +4 Swim
SQ hold breath, swimming grapple

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Death Roll (Ex)

When grappling a foe of its size or smaller, a addanc can perform a death roll upon making a successful grapple check. As it clings to its foe, it tucks in its legs and rolls rapidly, twisting and wrenching its victim. The addanc inflicts its bite damage and knocks the creature prone. If successful, the addanc maintains its grapple.

Hold Breath (Ex)

An addanc may hold its breath for (four times its Con score) rounds before beginning to drown.

Swimming Grapple (Ex)

An addanc can swim at full swim speed while grappling a creature.

ECOLOGY

Environment temperate aquatic
Organization solitary or pair
Treasure standard

The addanc is a solitary predator that builds dams to create small lakes. Once its territory is defined, anything that comes near to the lake or adjoining river becomes the addanc’s prey. The beast hunts by floating just under the surface of the water and waiting for its next meal to approach, at which point it attacks with a bone-crunching bite. With the prey held tight in its jaws, the addanc attempts to drag its quarry under the water. Both industrious and conniving, this monster possesses enough intelligence to wait for its prey to be the most vulnerable. Once it attacks, it goes immediately for the kill, giving its prey little chance to resistance. It cares not for its prey; it cares only for itself.

Like the natural beaver’s lodge, an addanc’s lair can only be accessed from below the water’s surface. The structure is a truly grisly location. As the creature uses the possessions and remains of its victims for decoration, and the stench of decay permeates the entire lair. The adjoining damn is composed of heavy tree branches and logs while long bones of larger prey are interspersed to shore the structure. A typical addanc lair is between thirty and fifty feet in diameter and rises about fifteen feet above the surface of the water.

An addanc is about seven feet long and weighs 250 pounds.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Book of Beasts: Monsters of the River Nations, copyright 2010 Jon Brazer Enterprises; Author Steven Helt.