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Giant tortoise

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This tortoise is half the height of a human, and has a domed shell, leathery skin, and a long neck.

Giant tortoises typically live on tropical islands without large predators. Despite their impressive shells, their slow speed makes them easy prey, especially for Vermin and other creatures that consume their eggs. Tortoises are herbivores, and can survive for months or even years without food or water. Despite being poor swimmers, their buoyancy and long necks capable mean they can survive for significant periods at sea.

A typical giant tortoise is 3-1/2 feet tall to the top of the shell and weighs 500 pounds.

Special Abilities

Buoyant (Ex) A tortoise that fails a Swim Check by 5 or more does not sink.

Shell (Ex) As a Move Action, a tortoise can pull its extremities and head into its shell. It can't move or attack as long as it remains in this state, but its armor bonus from natural armor increases by 4 as long as it does. It may end this state as a Move Action.

Slow and Steady (Ex) A tortoise's speed is never modified by armor or encumbrance.

Items Based On This

Immense Tortoise

Attributes

AC
16, Touch 8, Flat-footed 16 (2 Dex, +8 Natural)
Alignment
N
Base Atk
+2
CMB
+4
CMD
12 (16 Vs. Trip)
CR
CR 1
Cha
9
Con
16
Creature Type
Animal
Dex
7
Environment
Warm Deserts Or Islands
Feats
Endurance, Great Fortitude
Fort
+8
HP
22 (3d8+9)
Init
N Medium Animal 2
Int
2
Melee
Bite +4 (1d6+3)
Organization
Solitary, Pair, Or Herd (612)
Racial Modifiers
4 Perception For Soundbased Checks
Ref
+1
SQ
Buoyant, Shell, Slow And Steady
Senses
Low-light Vision; Perception +7
Size
Medium
Skills
Perception +7 (+3 For Soundbased Checks)
Speed
10 Ft.
Str
14
Treasure
None
Will
+2
Wis
13
XP
400
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