Monday, June 2, 2008

Thoat, Large (Green Martian)

Thoats are standard beasts of burden on Barsoom. Much larger and fiercer than Earth horses, they can be quite dangerous when wild or enraged. Green Martians employ these thoats as war mounts, favoring the lance when riding.

Agility: d6Smarts: d4(A)Spirit: d6Strength: d12+2Vigor: d10

Fighting: d6Guts: d6Notice: d4

Secondary Attributes:
Pace: 10Parry: 5Toughness: 8

Special Abilities:
Bite: Str+1
Size: +3
These thoats commonly stand 10' tall at the shoulder.
Fleet Footed:
Thoats roll a d8 when running instead of a d6.

More details from A Princess of Mars

And his mount! How can earthly words describe it! It towered ten feet at the shoulder; had four legs on either side; a broad flat tail, larger at the tip than at the root, and which it held straight out behind while running; a gaping mouth which split its head from its snout to its long, massive neck.

Like its master, it was entirely devoid of hair, but was of a dark slate color and exceeding smooth and glossy. Its belly was white, and its legs shaded from the slate of its shoulders and hips to a vivid yellow at the feet. The feet themselves were heavily padded and nailless, which fact had also contributed to the noiselessness of their approach, and, in common with a multiplicity of legs, is a characteristic feature of the fauna of Mars. The highest type of man and one other animal, the only mammal existing on Mars, alone have well-formed nails, and there are absolutely no hoofed animals in existence there.

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