Tortoise, Island

Family: Tortoise

Medium beast, unaligned

Armor Class 17 (natural armor)
Hit Points 55 (10d6 + 20)
Speed 5 ft.

14 (+2) 7 (-2) 14 (+2) 2 (-4) 10 (+0) 4 (-3)

Senses passive Perception 10
Challenge 1/2 (100 XP)


  • Keen Smell. The tortoise has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on smell.
  • Poor Hearing. The island tortoise has disadvantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on hearing.


  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 3 (1 + 2) piercing damage.


  • Withdraw. The island tortoise can withdraw entirely into its shell. While in its shell, the animal gains +5 to its AC and advantage on all Constitution-based saving throws.


The tortoise is a reptile with a thick shell on its back that grants it superior armor at the expense of speed. They are mostly herbivorous, though some consume insects, worms, and similar vermin. They tend to be very long-lived and are not aggressive, withdrawing their neck and limbs into their rock-hard shells when threatened.

Ancient Ones. These enormous reptiles are nigh immortal and infused with the wisdom of ages, both with their knowledge and their supernatural connections to wisdom beyond mortal imagining. These immense tortoises never stop growing, and plants and even trees sometimes grow upon their enormous shells, giving them the appearance of small, moving hillocks.

Common Tortoise. The tortoise is a popular pet in some lands and sometimes as a familiar among wizards, despite its ponderous movement.

Island Tortoise. These tortoises have a distinctive high dome-shaped shell that can span several feet high and can wear up to 500 pounds. They are large and strong enough to bear a rider or carry heavy loads, though their slow movement makes them unsuitable as beasts of burden.

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