Monday, June 2, 2008

Thoat, Small (Red Martian)

Smaller than their cousins reared by the Green Martian tribes, these serve the Red Martians and other more human-sized races as work and riding mounts, in the same way as horses on earth. Red Martians also employ these thoats as war mounts, though in less proportion than the Green Martian hordes.

Agility: d6Smarts: d4(A)Spirit: d6Strength: d12Vigor: d8

Fighting: d6Guts: d6Notice: d4

Secondary Attributes:
Pace: 10Parry: 5Toughness: 6

Special Abilities:
Bite: Str+1
Size: +2
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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