Originally Posted by katdragon of the Wizards Community forums.
Lycaenops (meaning “wolf face”) was a small therapsid, a reptilian ancestor of the mammals. It was about 3½ feet high, walked on 4 long legs and had a pointed tail. It was about 16 feet long. This meat-eater hunted in packs, preying upon plant-eaters like Moschops. It had long, deep-rooted canine teeth (fangs); its skull was deeper in front to hold these large teeth. It lived during the late Permian period, before the dinosaurs evolved.
Lycaenops were the dominant predators of the Late Permian. Some of these predators were fearsome indeed; the largest skulls found are nearly half a meter long! It
was a lightly built carnivore, with long running legs, which almost certainly fed on the abundant dicynodont herbivores that shared its environment.
|Hit Dice||6d8+12 HD (39 hp)|
|Speed||50′ (10 squares)|
|Armor Class||15 (-1 size, +3 Dexterity, +3 natural), flat-footed 12, touch 12|
|Attack||Bite +10 melee (1d8+9)|
|Full Attack||Full Atk Bite +10 melee (1d8+6)|
|Special Qualities||Low-Light Vision, Scent|
|Saves||Fort +7, Ref +8, Will +7|
|Abilities||Strength 23, Dexterity 17, Constitution 15, Intelligence 2, Wisdom 14, Charisma 10|
|Skills||Hide +3, Listen +7, Move Silently +7, Spot +7, Survival +4*|
|Feats||Alertness, Run, Track, Weapon Focus (bite)|
|Environment||Warm plains and forests|
|Organization||Solitary or pack (5-8)|
|Advancement||7-18 HD (Large)|
Trip (Ex): A Lycaenops that hits with a bite attack can attempt to trip its opponent (+13 check modifier) as a free action without making a touch attack or provoking
an attack of opportunity. If the attempt fails, the opponent cannot react to trip the Lycaenops.