Maleevosaurus Nasipilum Nose Lancer

SOCIETY

Liopleurodon gigantis is a solitary hunter, and one which is quite aggressive toward others of its kind when it comes to driving them out of its private hunting grounds. Needless to say, predators of other species receive similar treatment, assuming they are not so small that they are simply killed outright and devoured. Fights to the death and cannibalism are not unknown to the interspecies combats of this monster.

COMBAT

Liopleurodon gigantis fights solely with its massive jaws, and in fact, it needs no other weapon. Its highly-developed sense of smell, combined with good night vision and keen hearing, make it a terror of the ocean depths. It also has some unusual powers.

Improved Grab (Ex): If this giant pliosaur hits a Medium-size or smaller opponent with a successful bite attack, it may grab it and attempt to swallow it whole.

Swallow Whole (Ex): L. gigantis can swallow a Medium-size or smaller creature with a successful grapple check. Swallowed creatures take 2d8+8 points of crushing damage, plus 8 points of acid damage per round. A swallowed creature may cut itself out by using Small or Tiny slashing weapons to deal 25 points of damage to the monster's innards (AC 20).

Maleevosaurus nasipilum

Huge Animal

Hit Dice:

14d10+42 (119 hp)

Initiative:

+2 (Dex)

Speed:

50 ft.

AC:

17 (-2 size, +2 Dex, +7 natural)

Attacks:

Gore +10 melee, bite +4 melee, claws +1

melee

Damage:

Gore 2d12+7, bite 2d6+3, claws 1d4

Face/Reach:

10 ft. by 10 ft./10 ft.

Special Attacks:

Charge for double damage

Special Qualities:

Scent

Saves:

Fort +11, Ref +8, Will +5

Abilities:

Str 25, Dex 15, Con 17,

Int 7, Wis 11, Cha 9

Skills:

Hide +7, Listen +11, Spot +12

Climate/Terrain:

Warm forest, hills, and plains

Organization:

Solitary

Challenge Rating:

6

Treasure:

Standard

Alignment:

Chaotic evil

Advancement:

15-21 HD (Gargantuan)

Maleevosaurus nasipilum is a descendant of the original Asian dinosaur Maleevosaurus. A relatively small (20-30 feet long) predator, it had a large horn on its snout. Unlike Ceratosaurus, however, this horn was sharp and pointed. With the Storm Valley descendant, this tendency has been exaggerated, until the nasal horn is now an effective weapon. With a hide that is a mottled black and dark green in color, this carnosaur is well suited for ambushing prey in most of its range, and in the open plains, it can run down most victims.

SOCIETY

M. nasipilum ("nose-lance") is a solitary beast, the sexes only coming together in the mating season. At this time, the males compete for the right to breed by means of an elaborate game of "chicken," repeatedly rushing at one another in a seemingly lethal charge, heads bowed and nasal horns pointed forward, only to pull away at the last moment. The carnosaur that takes the longest time to pull out is the top dog when it comes to choosing a mate, and the withdrawal times of the other males determines not only their order in choosing a mate, but also their place in the loose community. When two males meet and compete over the same hunting ground between breeding seasons, the one who pulled out of the charge quickest must give way for the other. These dinosaurs are evil, but that doesn't mean they engage in practices that are suicidal for their species' survival.

COMBAT

Like any other carnosaur, Maleevosaurus nasipilum fights with its teeth and claws. Its main weapon, however, is its nose horn. Its gore attack does double damage if the dinosaur charges its opponent.

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