Saturday, July 9, 2011

Vaasan Wolfhound

The Vaasan wolfhound is a massive guard and war dog that is today bred primarily by nobles , merchants, and Vaasan Houndmasters (Rangers). These dogs are prized for their intelligence and loyalty. The average specimen stands nearly three feet tall at the shoulder and weighs around 200 pounds, though some large males have been known to reach 250 pounds.These impressive and loyal dogs generally are of great size and commanding appearance, the Vaasan wolfhound is remarkable in combining power and swiftness with keen sight. They are very muscular, strong though gracefully built; movements easy and active; head and neck carried high, the tail carried with an upward sweep with a slight curve towards the extremity.
This breed is an excellent guard dog, guarding both home and flock loyally. Vaasan wolfhounds will fight to the death to defend their master.
Vaasan wolfhounds are used in military strategy in the Cold Lands. Vaasan wolfhounds can unmount knights or break the lines of enemies. The sight and sound of a wave of a pack of charging Vaasan wolfhounds has been known to cause terror among even the most experienced soldiers.

XP 200
N Medium Animal
Init +2; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +8
AC 13, touch 12, flat-footed 11 (+2 Dex, +1 natural)
hp 13 (2d8+4)
Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +1;

Speed 40 ft.,
Melee bite +3 (1d6+3 plus trip)

Str 15, Dex 15, Con 15, Int 3, Wis 12, Cha 11
Base Atk +1; CMB +3; CMD 15 (19 vs. trip)
Feats Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Acrobatics +6 (+14 jumping), Perception +8, Survival +1 (+5 scent tracking); Racial Modifiers +4 Acrobatics when jumping, +4 Survival when tracking by scent


Loyal Beyond Death (Ex)
If a Vaasan Wolfshound is fighting in direct defense of its master or its master’s family or property, the Vaasan Wolfshound will continue fighting even if its hit points fall below 0. The Vaasan Wolfshound is staggered and loses 1 hp each round, and finally dies once its hit points reach a negative total equal to its Constitution score.

Frightful Howl (Ex): As a standard action, a Vaasan Wolfhound can emit a howl in a 60-foot-radius spread that affects opponents with fewer Hit Dice or levels than the Vaasan Wolfhound has. The affected creature must make a successful Will save DC 12 (DC 10 + ½ HD + Cha) or become shaken for 2d4 rounds. Success indicates that the target is immune to that Vaasan Wolfhound's frightful howl for one day. Frightful howl is a mind-affecting fear effect.
Environment Any
Organization Solitary, pair, or pack (3-10)
Treasure None
Carrying Capacity: A light load for a Vaasan Wolfshound is up to 99 pounds; a medium load, 100-200 pounds; a heavy load, 201-300 pounds. A Vaasan Wolfshound can drag 1,500 pounds.
Vaasan wolfhounds are very intelligent and can learn up to nine tricks (see handle animal skill)
Average Price: 150gp (untrained)

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