Blink Dog

Nature: Creature
Type: Magical Beast
Heraldry: Ghallanda

Alignment: Lawful Good
Size: Medium
CR: 2

First Mentioned: 6.3 "Baskerville Blues"

Description: "A big, sleek canine with a coarse, yellow-brown coat of fur, large pointed ears and pale eyes. A faint blue nimbus seems to dance upon its fur."

Blink dogs stand nearly 3 feet at the shoulder and weigh upward of 180 pounds. They can live up to 75 years.

Information: The blink dog is a sleek and long-eared canine which has about the same level of intelligence as the average human, and with an innate short-range teleportation ability.

Blink dogs are social animals, often traveling in packs. They eat equal amounts of meat and plant matter. Despite their intelligence
and friendly natures, blink dogs tend to avoid humanoids, keeping their packs either hidden or frequently on the move. This shyness doesn’t keep the blink dogs from helping out when needed, however, and they have been known to come to the rescue of a prairie village in their territory.

Blink dogs have their own language, a mixture of barks, yaps, whines, and growls that can transmit complex information. When not hunting, they are playful with each other but very protective of their pups, which outsiders sometimes steal to train as guard animals.

Blink dogs are fiercely loyal, defending their own pack or creatures they befriend to the death, and maintaining oaths handed down from litter to litter. Honor is paramount to blink dogs, and different packs often have unique traditions (such as whether a pack’s alpha is male or female, or an oath to always protect and aid a particular humanoid race like elves or hobbits) in addition to those shared by most blink dogs.

Blink dogs hunt in packs, teleporting in a seemingly random fashion until they surround their prey, allowing some of them to take advantage of flanking.

Blink dogs and displacer beasts are natural enemies.

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