Manotor
(Converted from the TSR module
CB 1 - Conan Unchained)
Large Monstrous Humanoid

Hit Dice: 13d8 + 36 (95 hit points)
Initiative: +3 (Dex)
Speed: 60 ft 
Armor Class: 16 (-1 Size, +3 Dex, +4 Natural)
Attacks: Slam +19/+14/+9 melee; Gore +14 melee
Damage: Slam 1d4 +6; Gore 1d8 + 6 
Face/Reach: 5 ft/ 5 ft
Special Attacks: Run-by Charge, Trample
Saves: Fort +7, Ref +11, Will +7
Attributes: Str 22, Dex 16, Con 17, Int 12, Wis 12, Cha 8
Skills:  Balance +6, Jump +9, Tumble +6, Intuit Direction +9
Feats: Dodge, Mobility

Climate/Terrain: Any
Organization: Single or pair
Challenge Rating: 4
Treasure: Standard
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Advancement: by Character Class

The manotor has the body of a bull and the torso of a man, and the head sports a set of bull horns.  They prefer rocky ground and mountains, and have an unexplained fondness for mazes and twisting lairs.

Manotors have a +5 racial bonus to Intuit Direction.

Combat
Although intelligent enough to use weapons, most manotors prefer to kill their prey with their bare hands or with their horns.  They often charge into battle with their horns first, then start attacking with their horns and hands (or horns and weapon).

Run-by Charge (Ex): When a manotor uses the charge action, he may move and attack as with a standard charge and then move again (continuing the straight line of the charge). The manotor's total movement for the round canít exceed double his speed. The manotor does not provoke an attack of opportunity from the opponent that the manotor attacks.  His charge attack is either with a weapon or with his gore attack (his horns).

Trample (Ex): When the manotor attempts to overrun an opponent, the target may not choose to avoid the manotor. If the manotor knocks down the target, the manotor may make one claw attack against the target (+19 melee, 1d6+6 slashing damage), gaining the standard +4 bonus on attack rolls against prone targets (total attack bonus of +23).



This monster appeared in the TSR D&D Conan Module "Conan Unchained!", published around 1984 by David Cook.  The Turanian army is marching against one of its own small cities to the west.  For reasons unknown, the governor of that city has rebelled against the Khan of Turan.  This is not a Robert E. Howard story, but the creature is still very cool.  The creature also appeared in the comic books (Conan King Sized Annual #4).  My thanks to Mr. Black for making this module available to me.

 

 

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