Compsognathus (5e Creature)

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Small beast (theropod), unaligned

Armor Class 11
Hit Points 5 (1d6 + 2)
Speed 55 ft.

8 (-1) 18 (+4) 15 (+2) 4 (-3) 10 (+0) 14 (+2)

Saving Throws Dex +8
Senses passive Perception 10
Challenge 1/2 (100 XP)


Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +0 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 1 piercing damage and 3 (1d6) poison damage.

Slash. Melee Weapon Attack: +0 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: (1d4) slashing damage.

Pounce. Melee Weapon Attack: +0 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 1 piercing damage. Target must succeed a DC 10 strength check for each compy on them or compy will be able to make 2 slash attacks and 3 bite attacks on target next turn.

Compsognathus is an oddball amongst dinosaurs, it acts like a raccoon, also a dingo, also a wolf. These 3-foot predators hunt everything small, from invertebrates to reptiles, mammals, and sometimes even small fish. The Compsognathus is found mainly in warmer coastal areas, with sandy soiled beaches and a moderate amount of shrubbery to hide in. The Compys are quick fast little creatures. In the words of the explorer, Avdol Epithsas, "To one who doesn't know about how these guys work, Compys seem constantly moving, never tiring or resting.". He noted the only time that they stopped running around was when he heard a Dimorphodon soaring above them. Future observations proved that Dimorphodons are the primary predator of the Compys. However, never underestimate these sneaky little creatures. Compys alone are nothing special, but in a flock, they can easily kill a fully grown orc or even a giant by swarming the target and tearing off tiny chunks of flesh. This is only worsened by their venom, which slowly weakens the target by making them feel very tired, but also very euphoric. This deadly duo of symptoms makes resisting the venom's effects extremely difficult, especially while being injected with venom by many animals at the same time.

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