This light-themed mashup combines the humble dog with the firefly to create a nice glow-in-the-dark animal, but it can do more than shed light. As a companion to a character, the lumihound proves extremely useful, especially against difficult-to-see foes. As a companion to an opponent, the lumihound may thwart the characters attempts at stealth.
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This otherwise normal dog glows with an eerie green light.
Lumihound CR 1
NG Small magical beast
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent; Perception +11
AC 13, touch 13, flat-footed 11 (+2 Dex, +1 size)
hp 13 (2d10+2)
Fort +4, Ref +5, Will +2
Speed 40 ft.
Melee bite +2 (1d6–1 plus faerie fire and trip)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 2nd; concentration +4)
Str 8, Dex 14, Con 13, Int 2, Wis 14, Cha 15
Base Atk +2; CMB +0; CMD 12
Skills Perception +11; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception
Environment any terrestrial
Organization solitary, pair, or pack (3–12)
Faerie Fire (Su) When a lumihound bites an opponent, it illuminates that opponent with faerie fire.
Dogs make excellent trackers, and the creators of the lumihound combined fireflies with dogs to make hounds that could hunt at night. As an unexpected side effect of the process, lumihounds can spot invisible creatures and can impart their illumination to targets they bite. Due to their superior tracking skills and trainability, lumihound puppies command prices around 1,000 gp.