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Scrofa Old Boar

Huge beast, unaligned

Armor Class 16 (natural armor)
Hit Points 59 (7d12 + 14)
Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
16 (+3) 13 (+1) 15 (+2) 8 (-1) 12 (+1) 8 (-1)

Skills Perception +3
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 13
Languages —
Challenge 2 (450 XP)

Special Traits

  • Keen Smell. The scrofa old boar has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on smell.

Actions

  • Multiattack. The scrofa old boar makes two gore attacks.
  • Gore. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 14 (2d10 + 3) piercing damage. If the target is a Large or smaller creature, it must succeed a DC 13 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone.

About

Scrofa are unusually large wild pigs most commonly found trailing ogre mobs. Most will grow to an intimidating 1,500 lbs if they are wily enough to avoid predators (chiefly the ogres they follow), but some can grow truly monstrous. Reliable reports exist of 4,000 lb males, and tales of even larger creatures exist, though their veracity is questionable.

Tough and vicious opportunists, scrofa can get by on any kind of food available, grazing and browsing vegetation, using their tusks to excavate roots, or using their great size to scare away predators and access carrion. If food is scarce, it is not unknown for them to chase down and kill their own prey, sometimes even smaller ogres are taken in this way (though the scrofa must eat quickly before the rest of the mob joins the feast).

Scrofa are difficult to tame and train but, even so, some orc tribes utilize them as mounts, often setting the procurement of scrofa piglets as a youngster’s rite of passage to kill two birds with one stone.

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