N Large Animal
Senses Perception +12; low-light vision, scent (imprecise) 30 feet
Skills Acrobatics +11, Athletics +13, Stealth +13
Str +5, Dex +3, Con +3, Int -4, Wis +2, Cha -2
AC 21; Fort +13, Ref +11, Will +8
Speed 30 feet
Melee jaws +13, Damage 1d10+7 piercing plus Grab
Melee claw +13 (agile), Damage 1d8+7 slashing
Pounce The tiger Strides and makes a Strike at the end of that movement. If the tiger began this action hidden, it remains hidden until after this ability's Strike.
Sneak Attack The tiger deals 1d6 extra precision damage to flat-footed creatures.
Wrestle The tiger makes a claw Strike against a creature it is grabbing. If the attack hits, that creature is knocked prone.
Tigers are solitary and territorial hunters, using their striped hides to blend into the forests and jungles they call home and preferring to attack with surprise.
Domesticating Big Cats
While it's common practice to keep a house cat in the home to ward off unwanted rodents, keeping a big cat for a pet is a different matter entirely. Nevertheless, up-and-coming merchant lords, impetuous princes and princesses, and status-obsessed nobles have tried to do just that, often resulting only in terrified house staff and ruined upholstery. Many among the idle rich will gladly pay for the services of an unscrupulous druid or ranger who promises to help them achieve their dreams of an oversized feline friend, but the dire risks of such an endeavor are enough to dissuade even the greediest would-be animal trainers from even attempting the feat.