Badger

Badger Creature 0

N Small Animal

Senses Perception +6; low-light vision, scent (imprecise) 30 feet

Skills Athletics +4, Stealth +6

Str +0, Dex +1, Con +2, Int –5, Wis +2, Cha –2


AC 16; Fort +8, Ref +5, Will +6

HP 15

Ferocity [reaction]


Speed 25 feet, burrow 10 feet

Melee [one-action] jaws +8, Damage 1d8 piercing

Melee [one-action] claw +8 (agile), Damage 1d6 slashing

About

The burrowing badger is plentiful in most temperate forests. All badgers are naturally fierce and tenacious, and their squat stature belies their strength and speed.

The typical badger has dark, brownish-gray fur highlighted with white markings, particularly on the head, giving it a striped mask of fur around its eyes. A threatened badger can swiftly become a ferocious combatant that typically fights until slain.

Kobolds and others who dwell in underground warrens know the value of having a few trained giant badgers in their lair, since when their digging habits are supervised and directed, they can excavate new tunnels and chambers with ease. Of course, the fact that giant badgers find kobolds and others who dwell in underground warrens delicious means that relying on such trained diggers can be a risky endeavor. A giant badger trained for use as a digger or a guardian tends to only obey the commands of one master, and even then they can be prone to unpredictable outbursts for no reason other than pique.

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