|Athasian Rabbit by Thomas Baxa|
Athasian rabbits are herbivores that are known for their prolific breeding habits and poisonous bite. While their poison isn't deadly, it has the ability to knock out a predator, giving the rabbits time to escape. More than one foolish rabbit herder has been poisoned and allowed their rabbits to escape.
Rabbits are small, fast, furry creatures with large ears and whiskers. Their hind legs are noticeably longer than their front legs, which allows them to hop with great speed. Their fur can vary from light brown to black and may be spotted or stripped. They stand one to two feet tall from foot to the top of their head. In addition, they have a bony ridge on their back, which can be used to make bone tipped arrowheads.
Stats after the jump.
Climate/Terrain: Forest, Mountains, Rocky Badlands, Scrub Plains, Stony Barrens
Organization: Solitary or Pairs
Activity Cycle: Any
Intelligence: Animal (1)
No. Appearing: 1-2
Armor Class: 8
Hit Dice: 1-2
No. of Attacks: 1
Special Attack: Poison
Special Defense: None
Magic Resistance: Nil
Size: T (1' - 2' Tall)
Morale: Unreliable (2-4)
XP Value: 15
Rabbits are small, fast, furry creatures with large ears and whiskers. Their hind legs are noticeably longer than their front legs, which allows them to hop with great speed. Their fur can vary from light brown to black and may be spotted or stripped.
Rabbits may attack with a kick, doing 1d2 points of damage, but prefer to bite. Their bite does 1d2 points of damage plus poison. A rabbit's poison is not deadly, but a victim needs to make a saving throw vs poison. Failure indicates that the victim falls unconscious for 1d8 rounds, just enough time for the rabbit to escape.
Rabbits spend much of their time searching for seeds and edible plants. They live in underground burrows with their mates, breeding prolifically. A female rabbit may have three to four litters a year, each time giving birth to 1d6 kits. Kits are helpless until sixty days old, when they are mature enough to leave the burrow. Rabbits that have left the burrow have the above stats.
Male rabbits have thin hairs on the back of their forepaws, which they coat with their urine to attract mates.
Rabbits are an important link in the food chain, especially in Draj. In Draj, rabbits are a major food source and export. A single rabbit fetches eight bits and provides five pounds of light meat. In addition, rabbits have a bony ridge on their back, which can be used to make three or four bone arrowheads.