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Pecary Pig

by Jamie Baty

Small Animal
Hit Dice: 2d8+4 (13 hp)
Initiative: +1 (+1 Dex)
Speed: 40 ft. (8 squares)
Armour Class: 16 (+1 size, +1 Dex, +4 natural), touch 12, flat-footed 15
Base Attack/Grapple: +1/-2
Attack: Gore +3 melee (1d4 +1)
Full Attack: Gore +3 melee (1d4 +1)
Space/Reach: 5 ft. /0 ft.
Special Attacks: -
Special Qualities: Low-light vision
Saves: Fort +5, Ref +4, Will +1
Abilities: Str 13, Dex 12, Con 15, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 4
Skills: Hide +6, Listen +5, Spot +5
Feats: Alertness
Environment: Temperate and Warm plains, forests
Organisation: Solitary, Pair, or Family (2-5)
Challenge Rating: 1/4
Treasure: None
Alignment: Always neutral
Advancement: 3-4 HD (Small); 5-6 HD (Medium)
Level Adjustment: -

A peccary pig is similar to a boar, razorback hog or domestic pig. They are usually 3-4ft in length, 2-3ft at the shoulder and weigh between 40 and 80lbs.
One of the ways to tell apart peccaries and domestic swine is the shape of the canine tooth, or tusk. In the domestic pigs and their relatives the tusk is long and curves around on itself, whereas in peccaries the tusk is short and straight. Peccaries use their tusks for defence and to help gather food- they feed chiefly on roots and grasses but also eat invertebrates and small vertebrates.
By rubbing the tusks together they can make a chattering noise that warns potential predators to not get too close. Peccaries, indeed, are aggressive enough in temperament that, unlike domestic pigs, they cannot be domesticated as they are likely to injure their trainers.
Peccaries are rarely hunted- their smaller size and lack of demand for their meat makes them less appealing than boars and other wild game. Usually they are encountered and killed while hunting other prey. Their meat is tough, gamey and similar to pork in flavour. While it is edible enough for woodsmen and hunters, most people won't pay for it if other options are available.
Peccaries are native to the Minrothad Islands, and maybe found in other tropical and subtropical climates.

A temperamental creature, the peccary gives a boar and razorback a run for its money in aggressiveness. They will attack anything that gets to close to it with its gore attack. It will charge if space permits.