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Megafauna

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 186

Creatures in "Megafauna" Category

NameCR
Archelon5
Arsinoitherium7
Baluchitherium8
Basilosaurus12
Brontotherium8
Chalicotherium6
Deinotherium7
Elasmotherium9
Embolotherium5
Glyptodon6
Kaprosuchus5
Megalania7
Megaloceros4
Megatherium5
Moa2
Titanoboa13
Uintatherium7

Megafauna, Embolotherium

This creature is reminiscent of a rhinoceros, but instead of pointed horns on its nose, this creature possesses a blunt, bony protrusion.

Embolotherium CR 5

Source Pathfinder #91: Battle of Bloodmarch Hills pg. 87
XP 1,600
N Large animal
Init +0; Senses low-light vision; Perception +10

Defense

AC 17, touch 9, flat-footed 17 (+8 natural, –1 size)
hp 59 (7d8+28)
Fort +11, Ref +5, Will +3

Offense

Speed 30 ft.
Melee slam +12 (2d6+12)
Space 10 ft., Reach 10 ft.

Statistics

Str 26, Dex 11, Con 18, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 3
Base Atk +5; CMB +14; CMD 24 (28 vs. trip)
Feats Diehard, Endurance, Great Fortitude, Power Attack
Skills Perception +10, Swim +12

Ecology

Environment any plains
Organization solitary, pair, or herd (3–9)
Treasure none

Description

Embolotherium are squat, stocky creatures with hollow, bony protrusions on their snouts that are used as sound resonation chambers, allowing the creatures to create very loud noises to communicate across great distances. An average embolotherium stands 5 feet tall at the shoulder, with a nose-to-tail length of about 8 feet and a weight of 6,000 pounds.

Embolotherium are strict herbivores, grazing on grasses and flowering plants. Their eyesight is very poor, but extremely acute hearing makes up for this deficiency. A herd of embolotherium can be quickly provoked into a stampede, and travelers should be wary of even whispered conversation when near a group of these creatures.

Naturally social with others of their kind, embolotherium are generally found in large groups in flat, grassy areas. Their many layers of tough skin serve as deterrents to attack as well as thermal buffers, allowing them to survive in even frigid temperatures as long as there is sufficient food.