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Skittergoat

This small goat has sharp horns that wrap around its head to point forward, making it resemble a tiny bull.

Skittergoat CR 1/2

Source Pathfinder #91: Battle of Bloodmarch Hills pg. 82
XP 200
N Small animal
Init +2; Senses low-light vision; Perception +4

Defense

AC 13, touch 13, flat-footed 11 (+2 Dex, +1 size)
hp 9 (2d8)
Fort +3, Ref +5, Will +0

Offense

Speed 30 ft.
Melee gore +3 (1d4+1)
Special Attacks egg cracker

Statistics

Str 12, Dex 14, Con 11, Int 2, Wis 11, Cha 5
Base Atk +1; CMB +1; CMD 13 (17 vs. trip)
Feats Skill Focus (Escape Artist)
Skills Escape Artist +6 (+8 to escape a grapple), Perception +4; Racial Modifiers +2 Escape Artist to escape a grapple

Ecology

Environment temperate hills or plains
Organization solitary, pair, or herd (3–12)
Treasure none

Special Abilities

Egg Cracker (Ex) A skittergoat’s horns are able to crack through the tough shells of ankheg eggs. When a skittergoat charges, its gore attack is resolved against the target’s touch AC. In addition, when breaking an object, a skittergoat ignores 1 point of the object’s hardness.

Description

This breed of small goats, which dines almost exclusively on ankheg eggs, was only recently discovered living among the low hills and valleys of the Skittermounds. The skittergoats have adapted to life alongside the ankhegs with whom they share their environment: their agility allows them to slip through small spaces in search of eggs, and their speed makes them quite adept at escaping the grasp of angry ankheg mothers. Their relatively docile nature and ability to pierce ankheg eggs with their sharp horns have led to high demand for domesticated skittergoat companions among rangers searching for ankheg nests.

Skittergoats don’t often form large herds, since foraging for ankheg eggs is most effectively done alone. A mating pair of skittergoats will generally pair for life, with the female ranging out in search of food while the male stays near the den to protect the young. Mothers regurgitate food for their young after returning from a hunt.