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Fossa

Family: Animal

Small beast, unaligned

Armor Class 14
Hit Points 6 (1d8+1)
Speed 40 ft., climb 20 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
12 (+1) 19 (+4) 13 (+1) 2 (-4) 12 (+1) 6 (-2)

Saving Throws Con +3, Dex +6
Skills Acrobatics +6, Athletics +3, Stealth +6
Senses passive Perception 11
Challenge 1/4 (50 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Low-light Vision. A fossa can see twice as far in dim light as a human.
  • Tree Hunter. A fossa does not suffer from difficult terrain while moving through trees and dense foliage.

ACTIONS

  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d4+4) piercing damage.If the target is a creature, it must succeed on a DC 11 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d2+4) slashing damage.

ABOUT

This long-bodied creature looks vaguely like a cat but on second glance looks very different.

Fossas are a rare creature easily confused with small cougars. While very different, they are a closer relative to mongooses. Diverging from mongooses, they developed felid features. They are adept climbers and carnivorous creatures, hunting prey by pouncing from above in the trees. Typically small, larger fossa, nearly the size of humans have been spotted in remote forests.

Companion

Armor Class 14 plus Caregiver’ s Proficiency Bonus (PB)
Hit Points As above or 4x caregiver’ s level
Saving Throws Con +1 plus Proficiency Bonus (PB), Dex +4 plus Proficiency Bonus (PB)
Skills Acrobatics +4 plus Proficiency Bonus (PB), Athletics +1 plus Proficiency Bonus (PB), Stealth +4 plus Proficiency Bonus (PB)
Senses passive Perception 11

ACTIONS

  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit plus Proficiency Bonus (PB), reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d4+4 plus Proficiency Bonus (PB)) piercing damage. If the target is a creature, it must succeed on a DC 9 plus Proficiency Bonus (PB) Strength saving throw or be knocked prone.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit plus Proficiency Bonus (PB), reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d2+4 plus Proficiency Bonus (PB)) slashing damage.
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