Rage: A dire badger that takes damage flies into a rage on its next turn, attacking madly until it or its opponent is dead. In rage, a dire badger gains +4 Strength, +4 Constitution, and -2 AC. The dire badger can't end its rage voluntarily. Dire badger rage is considered an extraordinary ability.
Relationship with GnomesEdit
While generally ill-tempered and fierce, dire badgers, like other burrowing mammals, have a close relationship with rock gnomes. Rock gnome rangers have been known to befriend dire badgers, and rock gnome communities are sometimes proteced by these massive beasts, who consider the gnomes allies (and the gnomes return the favor). Elite gnome cavalry even ride dire badgers into combat, trained just as any other animal.
|Dire Badger Mount||100 gp for young||15 gp training cost||Handle Animal DC 16 to rear||8 gp/month upkeep|
As an option, a DM may increase the DC of all ride checks related to a raging dire badger by 2, and the DC of all handle animal checks related to a raging dire badger by 5.