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Hyaenodon Creature3

N Large Animal

Senses Perception +9; low-light vision, scent (imprecise) 30 feet

Skills Acrobatics +8, Athletics +12, Stealth +8

Str +5, Dex +3, Con +3, Int -4, Wis +2, Cha -2

AC 19; Fort +10, Ref +8, Will +7

HP 45

Speed 40 feet

Melee [one-action] jaws +12, Damage 1d10+5 piercing plus Knockdown and bonecrunching bite

Bonecrunching Bite A creature that is critically hit by a hyaenodon must succeed at a DC 20 Fortitude save or become wounded 1 as the creature’s bones or cartilage are crushed by the beast’s jaws.

Drag [one-action] As hyena.

Pack Attack The hyaenodon deals an extra 1d6 damage to any creature within reach of at least two of the hyaenodon’s allies.


Hyaenodons are the ferocious primeval cousins of the smaller hyena.

Looming, shaggy-furred creatures nearly the size of a horse, hyaenodons are truly formidable predators to be reckoned with, due both to their size and to their bone-crushing jaws. Gnoll clans find these creatures particularly useful as mounts and guardians.

Kobolds consider themselves scions of dragonkind, and they are extremely proud of this purported heritage, no matter how laughable other creatures might consider these claims.

Despite such skepticism, kobolds share more than a superficial resemblance to true dragons, with scale colorations closely matching the colors seen among chromatic dragonkind. Some kobolds develop a strong propensity toward powerful draconic magic and manifest these chromatic traits with more intensity. These so-called dragon mages are highly respected by other kobolds, and often rise to leadership positions within the tribe.

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