Beast of Caerbannog

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That’s the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on!

Beast of Caerbannog

CR 10 (9,600 xp)

N tiny magical beast
Init +11; Senses low-light vision; Perception +9 (+13 for checks involving hearing)
 
DEFENSE
AC 22, touch 20, flat-footed 14 (+ 7 Dex, +2 size, +2 natural, +1 dodge)
hp 110 (13D10 + 42)
Fort +10, Ref +15, Will +5
Weaknesses Holy Vulnerability
 
OFFENSE
Speed 30 ft.
Melee Bite +20 (1d8-1 + 1d12 bleed damage, critical 19-20/x2)
 Special Attacks Go for the Throat, Leap

BASE STATISTICS
Str 8, Dex 24, Con 15, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 6
Base Atk +13, CMB +18, CMD 27 (31 vs Trip)
Feats Weapon Finesse, Toughness, Improved Initiative, Dodge, Improved Critical (natural attack), Critical Focus (natural attack), Bleeding Critical
Skills Acrobatics +17, Fly +12, Perception +9
Languages Common, Feline

ECOLOGY
Environment Temperate forests or cave
Organization Solitary
Treasure none

SPECIAL ABILITIES
Leap: Upon a successful hit, the Beast of Caerbannog can leap up to 30’ to another target and make another attack using its full attack bonus against its new target as a free action. The Beast of Caerbannog may continue to leap between targets until it misses with an attack. The Beast of Caerbannog must move in a straight line between creatures and cannot change direction mid-leap, when leaping in this manner; terrain does not impede the Beast of Caerbannog while it is leaping. Movement between targets in this fashion does not provoke an attack of opportunity. 

Go for the Throat: upon a successful critical hit, the victim of the attack must make a fortitude save (DC equal to damage dealt) or be staggered for 1d4 rounds and take 1d4 constitution damage, critical hits do not multiply bleed damage, however the rabbit does inflict additional bleed damage from the bleeding critical feat.

Holy Vulnerability: While not evil inherently the Beast of Caerbannog is more vulnerable to divine damage than other creatures, taking double damage from divine sources, and can be harmed by holy and unholy water as if it were undead.


A small tiny rabbit, The beast of Caerbannog is an extremely rare creature. It protects the entrance to a cave and is deceptively vicious in its attacks. Most adventurers laugh at any warning before they encounter it only to be devoured by the beast. 

Despite its herbivore like appearance, the beast of Caerbannog is in fact a carnivore, usually dining on those who are foolish enough not to heed any warnings of it. 

The beast excels mostly at leaping between multiple targets, confusing opponents as it jumps between them all viciously tearing out their throats.

Author's Note: I would estimate that King Arthur and his knights were all around third level, with Arthur himself being roughly 5th level. Poor guys didn’t stand a chance. I think they only lasted 2 rounds before they ran.

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