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Mei Jiao Shou

Gargantuan beast, unaligned

Armor Class 14 (natural armor)
Hit Points 139 (9d20 + 45)
Speed 50 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
23 (+6) 7 (–2) 21 (+5) 3 (–4) 9 (–1) 6 (–2)

Saving Throws Dex +1
Senses passive Perception 9
Languages
Challenge 7 (2,900 XP)

Special Traits

  • Trampling Charge. If the mei jiao shou moves at least 20 feet straight toward a creature and then hits it with a head bash attack on the same turn, that target must succeed on a DC 16 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone. If the target is prone, the mei jiao shou can make one stomp attack against it as a bonus action.

Actions

  • Head Bash. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 19 (3d8 + 6) bludgeoning damage.
  • Stomp. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one prone creature. Hit: 28 (4d10 + 6) bludgeoning damage.
  • Earth-Shaking Thump (Recharge 5–6). The mei jiao shou rears up and lands heavily, kicking up a shower of debris and rattling and cracking the ground. Each creature in contact with the ground within 30 feet of the mei jiao shou must make a DC 16 Dexterity saving throw. On a failure, a creature takes 22 (4d10) bludgeoning damage and is knocked prone. On a success, a creature takes half the damage and isn’t knocked prone. The area then becomes difficult terrain.

About

A massive mammalian herbivore with a long neck and a thick, pebbled hide.

Towering Megafauna. Also called paraceratherium, mei jiao shou are the second largest land mammal after the only slightly larger oliphaunts. They stand around 20 feet tall, nearly 25 feet long and weigh a staggering 12 to 16 tons.

Vast Herds. The mei jiao shou are native to high grasslands and steppes, and wander the plains in groups of 20 to 50 beasts, grazing on the thick foliage. When together, they fear few predators. Even dragons take caution when hunting a herd of them and more often than not choose to seek easier prey.

Docile Livestock. Due to their docile nature, mei jiao shou are often kept as semi-wild livestock by giants and some humanoid tribes. Their self-sufficiency and resistance to predation make them great choices for those living in areas plagued by large predators.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Tome of Beasts 2. © 2020 Open Design LLC; Authors Wolfgang Baur, Celeste Conowitch, Darrin Drader, James Introcaso, Philip Larwood, Jeff Lee, Kelly Pawlik, Brian Suskind, Mike Welham.