Big Horns «Rakox»

Reported By: unknown contributor in 1st Edition

Role: Draft Animal
Base Stock: Buffalo

MCC Stat Block: Rakox 'Big Horns' (5d6 (17)): Init +10; atk gore melee +10 (1d14+6); AC 13; HD 16D7 hp 64 each; MV 20' ; 1d20+1d20; SV Fort +1, Ref +2, Will -3
Mutations: (P) Partial Carapace, Antlers

Number Appearing: 5d6
Morale: 12
Hit Dice: HD 16D7
Armor: 3 (AC 13)
Size: Large 3 Meters

Movement: MV 20'

Attack: Gore melee +10 (1d14+6)

MS: 2   PS: 150
IN: 2   DX: 17
CH: 2   CN: 15

Frequency: Common
Organization: Herd
Activity Cycle: Day
Diet: Herbivore
Habitat: Temperate Plains and Hills
Tech Level: 0 - 0
Artifacts: None

Description (Initial Observations): These oxen are slow but powerful mutations that sport a cluster of eight forward pointing horns.

Description (Additional Observations): These slow, but powerful, mutated oxen sport a tough cluster of horns , which angle generally forward from a bony plate across the crown of their heads . These horns form a partial carapace which protects the head and shoulders of the 1akux. Both male and female rakoxen possess their impressive horns . Young rakoxen begin growing the horns shortly after they are weaned . Adult rakoxen are about 2 meters tall at the shoulder. Although rakoxen are prone to panic and stampede, they are one of the most favored draft animals m Meriga tor heavy labor.

Reactions: No known interactions

Behavior: If they ever fail morale check, they will frighten and charge. When charging they double their movement, and their damage. Although stupid and nervous by nature, their great strength makes them the most popular draft animal.

Behavior: Behavior not recorded

Society: Rakoxen roam plains areas in large herds, grazing in groups of 20d 10. They are also found in many Tech Level II and III civilized areas, where they are used to pull wagons , plows, etc . Domestic rakoxen often have their horns saw down or capped by their owners. If sawn , the horns grow back in a season , requiring them to be cut again . Rakoxen are rarely ridden, since they tend to buck off riders. In many places, older rakoxen are butchered for food. The meat is salty but otherwise palatable . The hide can be cured and used , but it is less serviceable than rog hide (see the "Campaign " chapter). The horns are hollowed out and made into musical instruments or storage containers , like gunpowder horns.