Pilumcephalus Velos Lancehead

Pilumcephalus velos

Huge Animal

Hit Dice:

11d10+44 (105 hp)

Initiative:

-1 (Dex)

Speed:

50 ft.

AC:

13 (-2 size, -1 Dex, +6 natural)

Attacks:

Head gore +7

Damage:

Head gore 3d6+7

Face/Reach:

10 ft. by 20 ft./10 ft.

Special Attacks:

Double damage with charge

Special Qualities:

Scent

Saves:

Fort +9, Ref +5, Will +3

Abilities:

Str 23, Dex 9, Con 19,

Int 4, Wis 11, Cha 9

Skills:

Listen +4, Spot +4

Feats:

Improved Bull Rush

Climate/Terrain:

Warm plains, forest

Organization:

Herd (5-10)

Challenge Rating:

6

Treasure:

None

Alignment:

Neutral

Advancement:

12-16 HD (Gargantuan)

Pilumcephalus velos, the "swift lance-head," is a highly-specialized descendant of the bonehead pachycephalosaurus. The dull bony dome has been transformed into a lance point a full yard in length, capable of inflicting terrible damage on any opponent. This lance is a pure bone white in color, standing out in stark contrast to the creature's mottled blue and muddy brown hide.

SOCIETY

Needless to say, the head armament of these creatures makes head-butting out of the question for settling interspecies disputes. To attract a harem of females during the breeding season, each male performs an elaborate and - to a watching human - somewhat silly-looking dance, with many bows and much head-bobbing, as well as the occasional forward lunge at an imaginary enemy (interpreted as a promise to protect his mates, although females as well as males have the lance-heads and participate in defense against predators).

Both sexes take care of the young. Young females will be permitted to stay on awhile after reaching adulthood, but the males are invariably driven off, to keep them from usurping their father's place as head of the harem. Each herd has its own territory, and both predators and outsiders of their own species are driven off at once by aggressive charges.

COMBAT

Pilumcephalus velos has had to evolve to extraordinary

use the rest of the skull as a club, either a regular one or as a flail, the skull being attached to the animal's flexible spine. Because this creature's aggressive behavior makes it an ideal guard animal for enclosed compounds where it doesn't have to obey a trainer's commands, its eggs are worth $100.

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