Blend Dog «Cark»

Reported By: unknown contributor in MM2

Role: Monster - Domesticatable
Base Stock: Dog

MCC Stat Block: Cark 'Blend Dog' (2d6 (7)): Init +0; atk bite melee +1 (1d5) and 2 x claws melee +1 (1d6); AC 17; HD 4D7 hp 16 each; MV 45' ; 1d20; SV Fort +1, Ref -2, Will +1
Mutations: Chameleon Powers

Number Appearing: 2d6
Morale: 8
Hit Dice: HD 4D7
Armor: 7 (AC 17)
Size: Medium 1.5 Meters Long

Movement: MV 45'

Attack: Bite melee +1 (1d5)
2 x Claws melee +1 (1d6)

MS: 13   PS: 12
IN: 2   DX: 5
CH: 3   CN: 13

Frequency: Uncomon
Organization: Pack
Activity Cycle: Day
Diet: Carnivore
Habitat: Anywhere
Tech Level: 0 - 0
Artifacts: None

Description (Initial Observations): Physically, these dogs appear to be normal and unmutated. However, over the generations, this type of dog has developed retractable claws, much like a cats, and their bodies are much more flexible than their ancestors, again, just like a cats. Only the larger breeds of dogs (Dobermans, German Shepherds, etc) have managed to survive to create this new breed. Wolf climbers have also been reported to exist in the Rocky Mountains and northern forests of Kanda.As with normal dogs, this breed uses simple pack tactics to surround, and bring down weakened prey, or solitary travelers. The main difference is the fact that they also will use trees to help them surround their prey. So if you are in a forest, and find yourself surrounded by a pack of these creatures, don't bother to climb a tree to escape. You'll find yourself staring down the maws of several of these animals.Just as a normal pack dog, these animals are lead by both an alpha male and alpha female. The rest of the pack is subservient to these, unless another male thinks it is strong enough to challenge the leader. Females tend to build dens high in large trees, ruins, or if nothing appropriate is available, in dens on the ground. The females give birth late in spring to litters of 2D4 pups. The pups, if caught at an early age, can easily be domesticated. Wolf climbers can not be domesticated however.

Reactions: No known interactions

Behavior: Behavior modeling incomplete

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.