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Rhinoceros, Embolotherium

Large beast, unaligned

Armor Class 13 (natural armor)
Hit Points 76 (9d10 + 27)
Speed 40 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
22 (+6) 8 (–1) 16 (+3) 2 (–4) 11 (+0) 6 (–2)

Senses passive Perception 10
Languages
Challenge 3 (700 XP)

Special Traits

  • Charge. If the embolotherium moves at least 20 feet straight toward a target and then hits it with a gore attack on the same turn, the target takes an extra 11 (2d10) bludgeoning damage. If the target is a creature, it must succeed on a DC 16 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone.
  • Siege Monster. The embolotherium deals double damage to objects and structures.

Actions

  • Gore. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 28 (4d10 + 6) bludgeoning damage.

About

This enormous, heavily armored creature stands well over 8 feet tall and has a large blunt horn protruding from its snout, arcing almost straight up from the nose.

This creature sports an enormous bony protuberance, over 2 feet in length. The blunt horn coupled with the embolotherium’s extreme height and immense weight makes for an excellent siege weapon. Many a town’s wooden walls have become so many matchsticks when faced with a herd of charging embolotherium.

The embolotherium’s horn, along with functioning as a bludgeoning weapon, also functions as a resonating chamber, allowing the creature’s voice to be heard over very long distances. The herds of embolotherium often communicate in this fashion and have a deep, complicated social component to their herds, often with observed hierarchies. Most scholars believe they lack the intelligence to take advantage of this ability, and observations have supported that to date.

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