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Pangolin, Great Desert
This quadraped is covered with brown, protective scales.

Great Desert Pangolin (CR 4; XP 1,600)
N Large animal
Init +0; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent; Perception +0
Defense
AC 16, touch 9, flat-footed 16
(+7 natural, -1 size)
hp 47 (5d8+25)
Fort +9, Ref +4, Will +1
Defensive Abilities defensive ball
Offense
Speed 30 ft., burrow 10 ft.
Melee 2 claws +7 (1d6+5 plus grab)
Ranged spray +2 touch (musk)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks constrict (1d6+5)
Statistics
Str 20, Dex 10, Con 21, Int 1, Wis 11, Cha 6
Base Atk +3; CMB +9 (+13 grapple); CMD 19 (23 vs. trip)
Feats Diehard, Endurance, Self-Sufficient
Skills Heal +2, Perception +8, Stealth -4 (+4 desert), Survival +2; Racial Modifiers +8 Stealth in deserts
Ecology
Environment desert
Organization solitary, herd (5-10)
Treasure none
Special Abilities
Defensive Ball (Ex) As a standard action, a great desert pangolin can roll into a defensive ball. This doubles the creature’s natural armor bonus to +14, but it gains the staggered condition
while in the ball. It can unroll as a standard action.
Musk (Ex) Up to twice per day, a great desert pangolin can spray a stream of noxious musk at a single target within 30 feet as a standard action. With a successful ranged touch attack, the creature struck by this spray must make a DC 17 Fortitude save or be nauseated for 1d6 rounds and then sickened for 1d6 minutes by the horrific stench. A successful save reduces the effect to only 1d4 rounds of being sickened. A creature cannot use the scent ability as long as it is affected by this musk. The save DC is Constitution-based.

These massive mammals are the ancient relatives of more common and smaller pangolin or scaly anteater. Unlike their smaller cousins, great desert pangolins do not restrict their diets to insect. They are well-adapted to the desert heat and their strong keratin scales protect them from most desert predators except for the silicarcharadons.

Great Desert Pangolin Companions


Starting Statistics: Size Medium; AC +4 natural, Speed 30 ft., burrow 10 ft.; Attacks 2 claws (1d4); Statistics Str 12, Dex 12, Con 17, Int 1, Wis 11, Cha 6


7th-Level Advancement: Size Large; AC +3 natural; Attacks 2 claws (1d6); Statistics Str +8, Dex -2, Con +4; SQ defensive ball


On Porphyra
Great desert pangolins are common from the deserts of Siwath to the Ghadab. They are never seen in the Glass Sea and pangolin animal companions become skittish near the Glass Sea as if they have encountered an unnatural aura.