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Prehistoric Honey Badger

Medium beast, unaligned

Armor Class 14 (natural armor)
Hit Points 51 (6d8 + 24)
Speed 30 ft., burrow 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
20 (+5) 12 (+1) 18 (+4) 7 (–2) 11 (+0) 5 (–3)

Skills Survival +2
Damage Resistances poison; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical weapons
Condition Immunities frightened
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 10
Languages
Challenge 4 (1,100 XP)

Special Traits

  • Keen Hearing and Smell. The prehistoric honey badger has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks based on hearing or smell.
  • Relentless (Recharges after a Short or Long Rest). If the badger takes 14 damage or less that would reduce it to 0 hit points, it is reduced to 1 hit point instead.

Actions

  • Multiattack. The prehistoric honey badger makes one bite attack and one crunch attack.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 16 (2d10 + 5) piercing damage, and the target must make a DC 15 Strength saving throw or be grappled (escape DC 15).
  • Crunch. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one grappled creature. Hit: The target suffers from broken bones and must make a DC 15 Constitution saving throw at the beginning of each of its turns. On a failed saving throw, the target cannot take any actions or reactions during that turn. If the target receives magical healing or takes a long rest, the effect ends.

About

The prehistoric honey badger is no mere oversized weasel. Its thick skin and powerful jaws makes it a terrifying creature to contend with, and its fearlessness makes it more dangerous than many humanoids.

The prehistoric honey badger stands two feet at the shoulder and is over five feet long, weighing over 100 pounds. Strictly a carnivore, the fearless prehistoric honey badger will hunt venomous or poisonous creatures, or humanoids, and even chase off larger creatures to steal their kills. Its jaws are capable of tearing through fresh meat like a cleaver and crushing through bone without trouble.

Prehistoric honey badgers make their homes in dry grasslands and in moist forests. They dig burrows with their strong claws, where they lair alone, only nearing another honey badger to mate during the fall months.

A honey badger’s cubs are born in late winter, and after 6–8 weeks with the female honey badger, the cubs are left to fend for themselves.

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