Background: Shepherd

Busy in the commons herding their flock, a shepherd is always accompanied by a faithful dog.

Though not trained in combat, the dog will defend his/her master if attacked. Additionally, the dog can perform simple tasks such as fetching items or running ahead to report on rudimentary threats or opportunities. See also Lassie.

Parties who have a dog present gain +1 to initiative. This bonus is not, however, cumulative when elves are also present in the party.

When attempting to be quiet in stressful situations, the dog must save or bark/whine.

Faithful Dog: AK: 1(bite) LL: 1/+0 (3 HP) ME: 50’(–) SE: M/+0

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Monsters and Manuals: Dogs