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Hyena Creature1

N Medium Animal

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

Skills Acrobatics +6, Athletics +7, Stealth +6

Str +3, Dex +3, Con +2, Int -4, Wis +1, Cha -2

AC 16; Fort +7, Ref +8, Will +4

HP 20

Speed 40 feet

Melee [one-action] jaws +8, Damage 1d8+3 piercing plus Knockdown

Drag [one-action] The hyena makes a jaws Strike against a prone enemy. If it hits, in addition to dealing damage, the hyena Strides up to 10 feet, dragging the enemy along.

Pack Attack The hyena deals an extra 1d4 damage to any creature that’s within reach of at least two of the hyena’s allies.


Hyenas are pack-hunting scavengers known for their unnerving, laughter-like cries, and they aren’t above supplementing their carrion diets with fresh prey.

Hyenas are cunning, powerfully built carnivores that bear a heavy resemblance to dogs and other canines, though they are not themselves canines. Though all hyenas are often maligned as cowardly carrion eaters, their tactics depend on their specific breed: spotted hyenas are active pack hunters that kill most of their prey themselves, while striped and brown hyenas are more likely to be scavengers. Their jaws are exceptionally powerful, allowing hyenas to seize a victim and pull it to the rest of the pack.

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