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Death Squirrel

Size: 7 to 10 inches long (not including tail); 12 to 16 inches (with tail)

Weight: 0.4 to 0.8 pound

COU 16 SGC 8 (a) INT 12 CHA 14 DEX 14 AGI 14 CON 10 STR 8 (s)

LP 3 AE - KP - INI 13+1D6

DE 8 SPI –3 TOU –2 MOV 10

Bite: AT 17 DP 1D3 RE short

Diving Attack with Horn: AT 15 DP 1D6+2 RE short


Actions: 1

Special Abilities: Feint I (Bite, Diving Attack with Horn), Improved Dodge I

Skills: Body Control 12 (14/14/10), Climbing 14 (16/14/8), Feat of Strength 1 (10/8/8), Intimidation 1 (16/12/14), Perception 12 (8/12/12), Self-Control 6 (16/16/10), Swimming 1 (14/10/8), Stealth 14 (16/12/14), Willpower 4 (16/12/14)

Number: 1, or 2 (pair, usually while mating), or 1D6+2 (group, during mating season)

Size Category: tiny

Type: Animal, non-humanoid

Loot: 1 ration of meat, fur (10 silverthalers), trophy (horn dust, 8 silverthalers)

Combat Behavior: Death squirrels hide in the branches of trees and wait for prey animals to walk past the tree. Human-sized creatures are often confused for prey. When somebody or something walks past the tree, the death squirrel jumps with its horn held forward, to impale the target.

Escape: death squirrels that survive their diving attack flee to a different tree.

Animal Lore (Monsters or Wild Animals)

  • QL 1: Death squirrel fur is a luxury item. Many patricians and nobles wear hats made of death squirrel fur.
  • QL 2: Their preferred prey is rodents and birds. Sometimes they hunt foxes and even wolves, but those usually survive the squirrel’s attacks. They sometimes confuse humans with prey.
  • QL 3+: The horn disintegrates to dust after a death squirrel’s death, but can still be used for various alchemical potions.


Special Rules

Cute: Death squirrels are deceptively cute creatures. To attack death squirrels without good reason, heroes must make Willpower checks with a penalty of 1.

Aventurian Bestiary, page 23