Nanotyrannus Acinonyx Speed Demon

Nanotyrannus acinonyx

Large Animal

Hit Dice:

5d10+20 (48 hp)

Initiative:

+2 (Dex)

Speed:

80 ft.

AC:

16 (-1 size, +2 Dex, +5 natural)

Attacks:

Bite +7 melee, claws +1 melee

Damage:

Bite ldl0+5, claws ld2

Face/Reach:

5 ft. by 5 ft./10 ft.

Special Qualities:

Scent

Saves:

Fort +8, Ref +6, Will +2

Abilities:

Str 20, Dex 15, Con 19,

Int 7, Wis 12, Cha 12

Feats:

Run

Skills:

Hide +7, Listen +12, Spot +12

Climate/Terrain:

Warm plains and desert

Organization:

Solitary or family (1-2

adults, 1-2 young) A

Challenge Rating:

4 "

Treasure:

Standard ^^

Alignment:

Neutral evil

Advancement:

6-10 HD (Large)

The original Nanotyrannus was a small tyrannosaur, about 15 feet in length. N. acinonyx is the same size, but of lighter build, and as the word acinonyx ("cheetah") in its name suggests, it is capable of attaining extremely high speeds in a run, possibly 80 mph or more. With black stripes above and a sandy yellow belly, it is a striking animal in appearance, and its speed enables it to easily run down any of the hypsilophodonts or other small dinosaurs that are its standard prey.

SOCIETY

Like true cheetahs, these dinosaurs hunt alone or in mated pairs. A mated pair will stay together until the young are almost fully grown, then break up as the youngsters are driven off to survive on their own. Because they require far less food than their huge relatives, and can cover territory swiftly when searching for new hunting grounds, they do not compete as fiercely for territory as most tyrannosaurs do.

COMBAT

Nanotyrannus acinonyx fights with its jaws and clawed forehands. Although it is not all that much larger than a grown man, it nevertheless hunts humans when other prey is scarce, and its speed and agility make it particularly feared and hated by lone prospectors, explorers, and hunters, any of whom could be picked off at any time for a meal.

BYPRODUCTS

A full set of teeth and claws from this small tyrannosaur will sell for $100. In addition, the leg muscles can be sold for $200 to medicinal dealers who claim that digesting them will somehow make the eater faster on his feet.

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