This humanoid resembles an anthropomorphic badger. Standing the size of man, his body is much broader and covered with grayish fur, colored with a white stripe running from his face and down his back to his bushy tail. His hands and feet end in elongated, sharpened claws.
Speed 30 ft.
Ryvens prefer to attack from surprise. Often, a ryven burrows underneath an unsuspecting foe and emerges from the ground in a blast of rock and dirt, catching the opponent by surprise. It then tears into its opponent with teeth and claws.
Ryven have managed to gain some control over their animalistic behavior and when angered and raging, can attempt to end the rage.
Str 14, Dex 17, Con 17, Int 6, Wis 12, Cha 10
A ryven that takes damage in combat flies into a berserk rage on its next turn, clawing and biting madly until it or its opponent is dead. It gains Strength +4, Constitution +4, and -2 AC. The ryven cannot end its rage voluntarily, but can attempt a DC 20 Will save each round to regain control.