Rhinoceros

Rhinoceros Creature4

N Large Animal

Senses Perception +9; scent (imprecise) 30 feet

Skills Athletics +12, Survival +10

Str +6, Dex +0, Con +4, Int -4, Wis +3, Cha -1


AC 22; Fort +14, Ref +8, Will +11

HP 70


Speed 35 feet

Melee [one-action] horn +14, Damage 2d8+6 piercing

Melee [one-action] foot +12, Damage 2d6+6 bludgeoning

Rhinoceros Charge [two-actions] The rhinoceros Strides twice, then makes a horn Strike. As long as the rhinoceros moved at least 20 feet, the Strike’s damage increases to 3d8+6. A Medium or smaller creature struck by this attack must succeed at a DC 21 Reflex save or be automatically Shoved back 5 feet and knocked prone by the force of the blow.

Trample [three-actions] Medium or smaller, foot, DC 18

About

This hefty animal is easily recognizable by the distinctive upward-thrusting horn on its snout. Rhinoceroses are herbivorous and, in spite of their hulking size, can run at considerable speed. While rhinos have good hearing and a keen sense of smell, their eyesight is relatively poor.

Rhinoceroses are short-tempered, territorial, and easily startled, and these traits combined with their innate ferocity means their natural instinct when disturbed is to attack. When intruders disturb or surprise rhinoceroses, the animals respond by charging directly at the interlopers and then lashing out with their mighty horns.

While some species have only a single horn, many rhinos, including woolly rhinos, have a second, smaller horn on their brow directly behind the larger one. Despite their appearance and durability, rhino horns aren’t bone or ivory, but rather are composed of the same substance as hooves and toenails. A rhino’s horn continues to grow as it ages, enabling a rhino to slowly regrow a broken horn. While some value rhino horns as trophies, the horns themselves have no intrinsic value.

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