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Minotaur Marauder (Minotaur Ranger 2)

The battle-worn axe and scarred leather armor born by this sun-bleached minotaur woman mark her as a seasoned combatant.

Minotaur Marauder CR 6

XP 2,400
Minotaur ranger 2
CE Large monstrous humanoid
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +16

DEFENSE

AC 19, touch 11, flat-footed 17 (+3 armor, +2 Dex, +5 natural, –1 size)
hp 62 (8 HD; 6d10+2d10+18)
Fort +6, Ref +10, Will +6
Defensive Abilities natural cunning

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.
Melee +1 greataxe +12/+7 (3d6+7/×3), gore +11 (1d6+2)
Ranged mwk composite longbow +11/+6 (2d6+6/×3)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks combat style (two-handed weapon), favored enemy (monstrous humanoids +2), powerful charge (gore, 1d6+17)

STATISTICS

Str 19, Dex 14, Con 13, Int 11, Wis 12, Cha 10
Base Atk +8; CMB +13; CMD 25
Feats Point-Blank Shot, Power Attack, Rapid Shot, Toughness, Weapon Focus (composite longbow)
Skills Acrobatics +7, Climb +11, Handle Animal +5, Heal +6, Knowledge (geography) +7, Perception +16, Survival +16, Swim +10; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception, +4 Survival
Languages Giant
SQ track +1, wild empathy +2
Combat Gear potion of cure moderate wounds, potion of delay poison, potion of magic fang, potion of resist energy, wand of entangle (12 charges), smokesticks (3), tanglefoot bag; Other Gear mwk studded leather, +1 greataxe, mwk composite longbow (+6 Str) with 40 arrows, antitoxin, backpack, healer’s kit, rope (50 feet), tindertwigs (10)

ABOUT

As the elite warriors of minotaur communities, marauders are far-ranging and vicious defenders of their tribal lands, fearless scouts, and tireless trackers.

They fall upon settlements to steal worked goods, free or kill livestock, and capture humanoids for their tribes to feed upon. Marauders also skirmish with other monstrous inhabitants of their rocky badlands— especially harpies and centaurs, for whom they hold a legendary hatred—to claim the best land, lairs, and water sources.

Young marauders train by letting their brethren hunt them like beasts, competitions that end in vicious, hours-long wrestling matches and fistfights.

These childhood games eventually evolve into contests of arms, speed, and marksmanship that often result in painful—but not debilitating—permanent injuries that contribute to the marauders’ legendarily short tempers.

Marauders show a keener mind for tactics than do many of their kin. While they still prefer to finish enemies off with a gorespattering axe blow, they see nothing wrong with first softening up opponents from a distance with a bow or a few well-placed traps. They can control their aggression well enough to benefit from hit-and-run tactics, charging an overwhelming force before falling back to lure their enemy into an ambush, a rockslide, or—in the case of flying pests like harpies—nets.

Thanks to their varied responsibilities and opponents, marauders train until they achieve incredible skill with both axes and bows. They make the most of the labyrinthine caverns and twisting canyons of their domains to confuse and separate foolish enemies who press into their lands.

These minotaurs show an uncharacteristic kindness to beasts of the field, sometimes training goats , dogs, or bulls to serve them as pets and guardians.

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Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Inner Sea Monster Codex © 2015, Paizo Inc.; Authors: John Compton, Paris Crenshaw, Mike Myler, Tork Shaw, and Larry Wilhelm.