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Dog, Small

This small but nasty-looking dog is scarred from many battles.

Unaligned Small beast

Armor Class 14 (studded leather)
Hit Points 9 (2d6 + 2)
Speed 40 ft.

STRDEXCONINTWISCHA
9 (-1)15 (+2)10 (+1)3 (-4)12 (+1)6 (-2)

Skills Perception +3, Stealth +4
Senses darkvision 60 ft.
Languages none
Challenge 1/8 (25 XP)

Actions

  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit (reach 5 ft.; one creature). Hit: 1d4 + 2 piercing damage, and a Small or smaller creature is grappled (escape DC 9). A grappled creature takes 1d4 + 2 piercing damage at the end of its turn.

Special Traits

  • Ferocity. When a Blight-bull drops to 0 hit points, it immediately makes one attack against a creature within 5 feet as a reaction before dying.

About

Environment Urban
Organization solitary, pair, or pack (3-12)

Dogs bred and trained specifically to fight are tougher than normal breeds. They are typically garbed in light barding and have been taught to lock their jaws to bring opponents down. Their training has suppressed some of their natural instincts and rendered them quite specialized; consequently, they aren’t of much use for other activities, such as tracking, but continue to fight past the point when other dogs would no longer be able to continue.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

The Tome of Blighted Horrors, © 2016, Frog God Games, LLC; Authors John Ling, Authors Richard Pett, Pete Pollard, Alistair Rigg, Jeffrey Swank, and Greg A. Vaughan.

Additional Credit Author Greg A. Vaughan, based on material by Richard Pett.