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(Dinosaur) Masiakasaurus

By Deviant Paleoart at English Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5729301, Masiakasaurus
By Deviant Paleoart at English Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5729301

Shy carnivorous dinosaurs that feed primarily on fish, its teeth are large, irregular and jut forward from the jaw, giving a snaggle toothed appearance.

Originally Posted by demiurge1138 of the En World forums.

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They live predominantly on the shores of lakes and on the banks of rivers, where they fish for food.

They are easily startled, and flee from most confrontations. As such, it’s bizarre, wailing cries are heard far more often then masiakasaurus are seen.

Masiakasaurus
Medium-sized animal
Hit Dice3d8+3 (16 hp)
Initiative+7
Speed40ft, Swim 30ft
AC16 (+3 Dexterity, +3 natural)
Base Attack/Grapple+2/+8
AttacksBite +5 melee
DamageBite 1d6+3
Face/Reach5ft/5ft
Special AttacksImproved grab, worry
Special QualitiesDarkvision 60ft, lowlight vision, Scent
SavesFort +4, Ref +6, Will +3
AbilitiesStrength 14, Dexterity 16, Constitution 12, Intelligence 2, Wisdom 14, Charisma 7
SkillsBalance +8, Hide +8, Jump +7, Listen +3, Move Silently +8, Spot +3, Swim +10
FeatsImproved Initiative, Weapon Finesse
Climate/TerrainWarm costal, forest and marsh
OrganizationSolitary
CR2
TreasureNone
AlignmentAlways neutral
Advancement4-6 HD (Medium-sized), 5-9 HD (Large)

Combat

Most masiakasaurus fight nothing larger than the fish they prey on, but if cornered, they will respond with a nasty, jagged bite, clamping to an opponent’s flesh and shaking.

Improved Grab (Ex) Whenever a masiakasaurus hits an opponent of Medium-size or smaller with its bite attack, it can make a grapple check without receiving an attack of opportunity (grapple bonus +8, including a +4 racial bonus). It can choose to conduct the grapple normally, or to only hold its opponent in its jaws (-20 penalty to grapple checks, but the masiakasaurus is not considered grappled). A grappled creature takes worry damage every round.

Scent (Ex) A masiakasaurus can detect approaching creatures, sniff out hidden foes and Track by Scent.

Worry (Ex) Whenever a masiakasaurus gets a hold with its bite attack, it shakes the foe violently, mirroring its fishing behavior. Grabbed creatures take 2d6+3 points of damage every round the hold is maintained.

Skills Due to its flexible tail and sure feet, a masiakasaurus receives a +4 racial bonus to Balance and Jump checks. It also gains a +4 bonus to Hide and Move Silently checks made in its native habitat (costal, forest and marsh).

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