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Moschops

By Creator:Dmitry Bogdanov - dmitrchel@mail.ru, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4785309, Moschops
By Creator:Dmitry Bogdanov – dmitrchel@mail.ru, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4785309

Originally Posted by katdragon of the Wizards Community forums.

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Moschops is a large, plant-eating animal ths herding animal lived and went extinct before the dinosaurs evolved. It may have been preyed upon by carnivorous therapsids, like Titanosuchus and Lycaenops.

The moschops is a mammal-like dinosaur that is known for its brute strength and its incredible stubbornness. Moschops was a bulky quadruped; the front legs were sprawling but the rear legs were more column-like. It was about 16 feet long and had a barrel-like chest. Moschops had a massive, thick skull (about 4 inches thick) and used this thick skull to engage in head-butting over territory and sexual displays (like modern-day rams). When surprised or frightened, the moschops typically charge first, using their ram ability. Then they turn, use their musk, and flee. If neither of these tactics dissuades a predator, they use their powerful jaws to tear at their enemies.

Even though a typical moschops is incredibly stubborn, it can be tamed though and make excellent trackers once they have been domesticated.

Moschops are a relatively inoffensive beast that would rather run away and Hide than fight.

Moschops
Huge animal
Hit Dice6d8+24 (56 hp)
Initiative+0
Speed20 (4 squares)
Armor Class17 (-2 size, +9 natural), flat-footed 17, touch 8
Base Attack/Grapple+4/+17
AttackBite +11 melee (2d6+9)
Full AttackBite +11 melee (2d6+9)
Space/Reach15’/15′
Special AttacksHead Butt, Musk
Special QualitiesLow-Light VisionScent, stubborn
SavesFort +10, Ref +4, Will +5
AbilitiesStrength 24, Dexterity 10, Constitution 19, Intelligence 2, Wisdom 10, Charisma 3
SkillsHide +0, Listen +1, Move Silently +4, Spot +0, Survival +4*
FeatsTrack, Improved Natural Attack (bite), Special Ability Focus (Musk).
EnvironmentWarm Forests
OrganizationSolitary or herd (4-16)
Challenge Rating6
Advancement7-12 HD (Huge), 13-18 HD (Colossal)
Level Adjustment

Combat

Stubborn (Ex): When a moschops is being trained the DC to teach the creature any ‘trick’ is increased by 4.

Head Butt (Ex): A moschops typically begins a battle by charging at its enemy, lowering its head to bring its massive, thick skull into play. In addition to the normal benefits and hazards of a charge, this allows the beast to make a single attack with a +13 attack bonus that deals 4d6+9 points of damage.

Musk (Ex): Once per round and no more than three times per day, a moschops can emit a line of yellowish sulfuric liquid to a range of 10 feet. A creature in the area must make a successful Reflex save (DC 18) or be blinded and nauseated for 1d4 rounds. The save DC is Constitution-based and includes a +2 racial bonus and a +2 bonus from its Ability Focus feat. A delay poison or Neutralize poison spell removes the effects from a nauseated creature. Creatures with immunity to poison are unaffected by the nauseating effects of moschops musk but are still blinded if they fail their save. Additionally, the target suffers a -10 circumstance penalty to Hide checks while wearing clothes or armor contaminated with moschops musk. The creature also suffers a -4 circumstance penalty to all Charisma-based skill checks while wearing contaminated clothes or carrying contaminated gear. Flesh, leather goods, metal goods (weapons, armor, and the like) must be washed in a concentrated mixture of vinegar over a period of three days in order to fully remove the stench of moschops musk. The prestidigitation spell cannot clean items stained by moschops musk.

Skills: A moschops has a +4 racial bonus on Hide and Move Silently checks. *In forested or overgrown areas, the Hide bonus improves to +8. Additionally they have a +4 racial bonus to Survival when tracking by Scent.

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