Friday, March 15, 2013

Pangea: Buyan Longneck

Huge Animal, Neutral (N), Animal Intelligence; Herd (1d8)
HD 16
AC 18
ATK Talons (2d6), or trample (2d10)
MV 40
SV F 3, R 5, W 10
XP 1,600 (CL 17)
The Buyan Longneck is a species of dragon* that is widely domesticated for use in heavy labor and in warfare. These creatures have the typical body shape of a plant-eating dragon: a small skull, a long and flexible neck, a stocky body and a long, mobile tail. The arms of the Buyan Longneck are short though strongly built, with hands adapted for powerful grasping. These creatures can grow to a length of 25 to 30 feet in length and weigh around 13,000 to 16,000 pounds. It is believed by sages to be distantly related to the immense Thunderbeasts of the southern forests and plains, but is far more trainable.
Riders of a Buyan Longneck report that these creatures can be cantankerous, but with proper care and patience during training, they can be loyal and clever mounts. Buyan Longneck eggs are worth 2,000 gp apiece on the open market, while young are worth 3,000 gp each. Professional trainers charge 1,000 gp to rear or train a Buyan Longneck.

*Dragon is a general term for "Huge Reptile" in Pangea. All dinosaur species are considered to be "dragons" while the fire-breathing type of dragon is considered the stuff of wild stories.

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