Tumble Ox
This bull-sized mountain goat has a humped back and large horns, and seems to keenly desire to use them on anything nearby.

Tumble Ox (CR 4; XP 1,200)
N Large animal
Init +1; Senses low-light vision; Perception +6
Defense
AC 16, touch 10, flat-footed 15
(+1 Dex, +6 natural, -1 size)
hp 37 (5d8+15)
Fort +7, Ref +5, Will +2
Offense
Speed 40 ft.
Melee gore +9 (1d8+10)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks powerful charge (gore +9, 2d8+10)
Statistics
Str 24, Dex 13, Con 16, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 5
Base Atk +3; CMB +11 (+13 bull rush); CMD 22 (24 vs. bull rush, 26 vs. trip)
Feats Improved Bull Rush, Nimble Moves, Power Attack
Skills Acrobatics +1 (+9 jumping), Climb +11, Perception +6, Stealth +3; Racial Modifiers +4 Acrobatics when jumping, +4 Climb
Ecology
Environment hills, mountains
Organization solitary or herd (2-20)
Treasure none

The feisty tumble ox is an aggressive herbivore that has a constant need to lock horns with everything it meets. Although actually a relative of the mountain goat, the tumble ox is so named because of its large size and its propensity to knock people off of mountains. The tumble ox is as big as a bull, with a goatlike shape and face, and with two large and heavy ram horns curving from its forehead.

Tumble oxen are herd animals and grazers. Females of the species are hornless and relatively docile. Males are extremely competitive over control of the herd, even to the extent of keeping members of all other species out of their territory. Any creature larger than a dog that wanders onto a tumble ox’s land is likely to be tumbled right back out again.

Mountain cultures often encourage herds of tumble oxen to stay near their camps by laying forage out for them. Actually keeping a herd requires culling out males and tending only females and young. Wandering males are allowed to join during mating season. Meat, hide, milk and cheese products of the tumble ox are prized by lowlanders.

Tumble Ox Companions

  • Starting Statistics: Size Medium; Speed 40 ft.; AC +2 natural armor; Attack gore (1d6); Ability Scores Str 12, Dex 15, Con 12, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 5; Special Qualities low-light vision.
  • 7th-Level Advancement: Size Large; AC +2 natural armor; Attack gore (1d8); Ability Scores Str +8, Dex –2, Con +4; Special Attacks powerful charge

On Porphyra
Tumble oxen are common in most mountain ranges of Porphyra, and are a main food source for many large predators there. They are prevalent in the Calinsur range and the Birdman Mountains, less so in the south. The giants of Giant’s Retreat, Cyclops Mesa and the Northlands especially depend on them for food and resources.