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Canus, The Black Wolf

D&D 3e (3.0/3.5) Rules

by Paul Record


Canus, the Black Wolf (Beast Lord)

Advanced dire wolf minor aspect (Hunt*)

CR 8; Large Outsider (native); HD 13d8+65; hp 169; Init +4; Spd 50ft; AC 20 (-1 size, +4 Dex, +3 natural, +4 deflection), touch 13, flat-footed 16; Base Atk +9, Grap +22; Atk/Full Atk +18 melee (1d8+9, bite); Space/Reach 10ft./5ft.; SA trip; SQ alternate form, aspect traits, damage reduction 10/magic, domain mastery (Hunt; 1/day gain Frenzied Hunt as a bonus feat*), resistance to acid 10, cold 10, electricity 10, and fire 10, scent, spell-like abilities; spell resistance 13; AL LN; SV Fort +10, Ref +9, Will +10; Str 29, Dex 19, Con 21, Int 10, Wis 20, Cha 18.

Skills and Feats: Hide +9 (+7), Listen +14, Move Silently +13 (+11), Spot +13, Survival +9**, Alertness, Run, Stealthy, Track (b), Two-Weapon Fighting****, Weapon Focus (Bite).

Aspect Traits: Fore more information on aspects and their specific abilities, check out the aspect template in Chapter 3 of Holy Orders of the Stars.

Spell-Like Abilities: At will-hide from animals; 3/day- bear's endurance, locate creature, snare; 1/day-commune with nature, control weather, find the path.

Description: A majestic being, Canus is a large, black wolf with a patch of grey fur on his breast. He has shining green eyes and a mouth full of teeth. Canus rarely appears to a Bündesphar let alone anyone else. If he does make an appearance to a Bündesphar scout, it is usually a warning. Many of a Bündesphar have suffered the Grieving due to them not heeding the appearance of Canus. Often times he merely is on the Material plane and hunting whatever is about.

In humanoid form, Canus veils his features in black and grey leather armor, hood, and a dark green cloak. His eyes shine a bright green and he has a swarthy complexion. A coin of adamant can be seen dangling between his breast.

*Hunt is a domain from Dragon magazine #342. In this case, the Track feat has been replaced by the Frenzied Hunt feat.
**Dire wolves get a +2 racial bonus to the above skills.
***The Track feat has been replaced by the Frenzied Hunt feat.
****He uses twin daggers when in humanoid form.

Note: Canus's other aspects are Animal and Protection. If it is during the time of his service to Takhisis, switch out Protection with Tyranny.

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