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Compsognathus, Swarm

Compsognathus, Swarm

A bush rattles near by and a small bird-like creature emerges, it looks to you and squeaks. Suddenly another one appears behind it, and yet another from a bush on the other side. Before you realise it your circled by dozens of these small creatures, and their looking at you with hungry eyes.

Originally Posted by Berserkfhurer of the Wizards Community forums.

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Compsognathus are some of the smallest dinosaurs to be discovred, the largest of the species reaching 3 feet in length and a foot high, the other being half of that.

Compsognathus, Swarm
Small animal
Hit Dice3d8+9 (22 hp)
Initiative+5 (+5 Dexterity)
Speed30 ft. (6 squares)
Armor Class16 (+1 size, +5 Dexterity), touch 16, flat-footed 11
Base Attack/Grapple+2/-2
AttackBite +3 melee (2d4 +0)
Full AttackBite +3 melee (2d4 +0)
Space/Reach5 ft./0 ft.
Special Attacks
Special QualitiesLow-Light VisionScent
SavesFort +6, Ref +8, Will +1
AbilitiesStrength 11, Dexterity 21, Constitution 17, Intelligence 2, Wisdom 10, Charisma 10
SkillsHide +10, Listen +6, Move Silently +6, Spot +6, Survival +1
FeatsAlertness, Improved Natural AttackStealthy(B)
EnvironmentAny land
OrganizationSolitary, Pair, or Gang (2-5)
Challenge Rating3
AlignmentAlways neutral
Advancement4-6 HD (Small); 7-9 HD (Medium)
Level Adjustment


A single compy is more of an annoyance then a threat, however they never travel alone. There are strength in numbers and they live and die by this. They tend to overwhelm their target and bite them multiple times, inflicting alot of small wounds.

A swarm of compsognathus gains a +5 racial bonus on Spot and Listen checks.

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