Bonnacon (3.5e Monster)
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|Neutral Large Magical Beast|
|Init/Senses||+4/Darkvision 60 ft., Low-Light Vision; Listen +9, Spot +9|
|AC|| 14, touch 9, flat-footed 14|
(–1 size, +5 natural)
|hp||22 (3d10 HD)|
|Speed||40 ft. (8 squares)|
|Melee||Hooves +9 (1d6+6 20/×3)|
|Atk Options||Burning Feces +3 (1d6 Bludgeoning + 1d6 Fire)|
|Abilities||Str 22, Dex 10, Con 16, Int 3, Wis 11, Cha 11|
|SQ||Cloven Hooves, Energy Hindrance 50% (Fire), Scent|
|Feats||Alertness, Improved Initiative, Precise ShotB|
|Skills||Balance +8, Listen +9, Spot +9, Survival +4|
|Burning Feces (Ex)||As a ranged attack, a bonnacon may let lose projectile scat. Due to the nature of the bonnacon, the scat ignites upon contact with the air. This attack has a range of 200 feet. The scat deals 1d6 bludgeoning damage on impact and 1d6 fire damage. It always breaks apart on impact.|
|Cloven Hooves||A bonnacon's hooves deal piercing, slashing and bludgeoning damage as well as deal triple damage on a critical hit. However, hooves make it poor at grappling. A bonnacon suffers a -4 penalty on grapple checks (noted above).|
Strategies and Tactics
Bonnacons are survivors, not fighters. They flee from danger readily, resorting to ranged attacks to keep predators at bay. If cornered, they will put up a brutal, loud fight to survive. A bonnacon will grunt and moo loudly to warn nearby bonnacons of danger.
Environment: Bonnacons prefer to roam temperate or warm grasslands and scrublands where they feed on tough plants. Occasionally, they find their way into rocky foothills and steppes.
Typical Physical Characteristics: Bonnacons are built much like oxen, with stout bodies. They sport a long mane down their necks. Their bodies are covered in a thick, reddish hide with a pebbled texture. Their tails are long and flexible, with a tuft of coarse hair at the end, typically used to swat away flies. Their hooves are cloven and black. A pair of curved, ram-like horns protrude from their heads. On mature bulls, these horns grow quite large. However, due to their placement, they are sadly useless for fighting.
Bonnacons gather in small herds with a single bull and 1d4 cows.
These creatures are rarely domesticated as herd animals, due to their capacity to burn down enclosures and set grasslands ablaze when flustered.