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Baric

This creature appears as a 6-legged rat with black fur and yellow eyes. It has a long duck-like bill lined with rows of needle-sharp teeth.

Baric CR 1

XP 200
N Small magical beast
Init +1; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent; Perception +6

DEFENSE

AC 13, touch 12, flat-footed 12 (+1 Dex, +1 natural, +1 size)
hp 14 (2d10 +3)
Fort +3; Ref +4; Will +1

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft.
Melee bite +3 (1d6) and 2 claws +3 (1d3)

STATISTICS

Str 11, Dex 13, Con 11, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 10
Base Atk +2; CMB +1; CMD 12 (20 vs. trip)
Feats Toughness
Skills Perception +6, Stealth +5

ECOLOGY

Environment underground
Organization solitary or pack (2–8)
Treasure none

Barics are strange rat-like creatures that hunt in packs. The average baric is 3 feet long and weighs 50 pounds, though they can grow to a length of 7 feet and weigh about 150 pounds. Some races keep barics as pets, though more often than not, these unpredictable monsters turn on their masters within a short time of entering captivity.

Barics hunt in small packs. When prey is encountered, they slowly circle it, moving in to attack with claws and bites. If more than half the pack is slain, the remaining barics usually flee, unless they are very hungry, in which case they all fight to the death.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Baric from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Scott Greene, based on original material by Jean Wells.