Pincer

Steed of Belisarius Tordun. 3rd place winner of the Kalthar horse race, placing behind an Arabian challenger and the mysterious Shadowrunner.

Pincer
Male Horse (Bodyguard)
N Large Animal
Init + 2; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception + 6
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Defense
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AC 20, touch 11, flat-footed 18 (+ 3 armor, + 2 Dex, – 1 size, + 6 natural)
hp 47 ( + 15)
Fort + 7 (+ 4 vs. hot or cold environments and to resist damage from suffocation), Ref + 6, Will + 3
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Offense
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Speed 60 ft.
Melee Bite (Horse (Bodyguard)) + 6 (1d4 + 4/x2) and
Hooves x2 (Horse (Bodyguard)) + 6 x2 (1d6 + 4/x2)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
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Statistics
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Str 19, Dex 14, Con 17, Int 3, Wis 14, Cha 8
Base Atk + 3; CMB + 8 (+ 10 Overrunning); CMD 20 (22 vs. Overrun, 24 vs. Trip)
Feats Combat Reflexes (3 AoO/round), Endurance, Improved Overrun, Power Attack – 1 / + 2, Run
Tricks Aid [Trick], Air Walk [Trick], Attack [Trick], Attack [Trick], Attack Any Target [Trick], Combat Riding [Trick], Come [Trick], Defend [Trick], Down [Trick], Flank [Trick], Guard [Trick], Heel [Trick], Track [Trick], Work [Trick]
Skills Acrobatics + 6 (+ 10 to jump with a running start, + 18 jump), Climb + 8, Fly + 0, Linguistics – 3, Perception + 6, Ride + 2 (+ 4 to stay in the saddle), Stealth + 2, Swim + 8 (+ 12 to resist nonlethal damage from exhaustion)
Languages Elven
SQ aid [trick], air walk [trick], attack any target [trick], combat riding [trick], flank [trick], shared vigilance, tenacious guardian, track [trick], work [trick]
Other Gear Masterwork Studded leather armor, Bit and bridle, Butterfly net, Canvas (sq. yd.) (4), Cold weather outfit, Dandy brush, Feed (per day) (5), Military saddle, exotic, Saddlebags (empty), Snowshoes, Tent, pavilion, You have no money!
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Special Abilities
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Aid [Trick] Aids specified creature on command.
Air Walk [Trick] The animal can be ridden through the air when affected by spells.
Attack Any Target [Trick] The animal will attack any creature on command.
Cold weather outfit + 5 Fort save vs. cold weather.
Combat Reflexes (3 AoO/round) Can make extra attacks of opportunity/rd, and even when flat-footed.
Combat Riding [Trick] The animal has been trained to bear a rider into combat.
Endurance + 4 to a variety of skill checks. Sleep in L/M armor with no fatigue.
Flank [Trick] Attempts to attack and flank indicated enemy.
Improved Overrun You don’t provoke attacks of opportunity when overrunning, and foe can’t choose to avoid you.
Low-Light Vision See twice as far as a human in low light, distinguishing color and detail.
Power Attack – 1 / + 2 You can subtract from your attack roll to add to your damage.
Run Run 5x your speed in light/medium armor or 4x speed in heavy armor and keep Dex when running.
Scent (Ex) Detect opponents within 15+ feet by sense of smell.
Shared Vigilance (Bodyguard) (Ex) A bodyguard and its master both gain Alertness as a bonus feat whenever they are adjacent. This ability replaces share spells.

Note: Activating the master’s Shared Vigilance ability will activate this ability, too.
Snowshoes -50% walking penalty for heavy snow.
Tenacious Guardian (Bodyguard) (Ex) At 3rd level, a bodyguard can always act in a surprise round (though it remains flat-footed until it acts). As long as its master is adjacent, a bodyguard remains conscious (though it becomes staggered) when its hit points fall below 0. While below 0
Track [Trick] The animal will track a scent.
Work [Trick] The animal pulls or pushes a medium or heavy load.

Normally stabled at the Phalanx Stables, Bel frequently rides him around the city for exercise, relaxation, exploration and area familiarization.

His normal equipment includes a masterwork exotic military saddle (includes straps so Bel can ride Pincer across ceilings without falling), a training whip, bedroll, and saddlebags containing an assortment of kit – camping and survival gear, rope, measuring devices, sample collecting kits (vials, nets, tweezers, etc.), field guides to various plants and monsters, sketch and mapbooks, felling axe, machete, and saw. In short, there’s enough gear to keep Bel warm and dry for several days should he be stranded, repair or rig up gear or simple field equipment, chart the location of anything interesting he might find, and have a chance to help identify same. If trouble’s expected, a set of masterwork studded leather barding has been purchased and can be added to Pincer’s gear.

Pincer’s getting a little old, but he’s still a fine horse. He’s also combat trained, knowing the attack, improved attack, come, heel, down, and stay tricks, and Bel’s equipped him with horseshoes of alchemical silver to help him lay a beatdown on anything deserving.

Pincer

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