Felines

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Felines are primarily nocturnal predators, and have excellent night-vision. All felines will possess four times the stealth of the average human.

Cheetah

Natural Habitat 
Plains, Waste
Frequency 
Rare
Number 
Rare 1-4 (1)
Description
The cheetah is spotted, but without the characteristic pattern of the leopard. It is possessed of retractable claws and is leggy and slender. Its head is dog-like in appearance. The cheetah is usually a daytime hunter and will often advertise its presence by a hunting scream as it leaps upon its victim.
Comments
Cheetahs are extremely fast over short distances, but tire rapidly. Their Movement should be quartered after their first minute at a dead run. If captured young, cheetahs are especially trainable. Cubs will generally sell for 300-400 Silver Pennies each.
Abilities
Cheetahs have no talents or skills and are neither magic nor tool users.
Movement Rates 
Running: 1200
PS: 20-23 MD: 22-25 AG: 30-34 MA: None EN: 14-18 FT: 20-25
WP: 5-7 PC: 18-23 PB: 6-9 TMR: 24 NA: Fur absorbs 2 DP
Weapons
Cheetahs may use two claws in Melee Combat, or one bite and four claws in Close Combat. They will attempt to Charge & Close.
Bite: BC 25%, [D – 2], Close, Rank 0.
Claws: BC 30%, [D – 3], Melee & Close, Rank 1-5.

Housecat

Natural Habitat 
Rural
Frequency 
Common
Number 
Common 1-20 (2)
Description
House cats will tend to be 15-24 inches long and weigh 6-12 pounds. The larger breeds of Siamese and Burmese cats are often bred for fighting ability and will appear more muscular and be much larger than the average house cat.
Comments
Familiars will frequently appear in the more or less permanent shape of house cats.
Abilities
House cats have no talents, skills, or magic. They are not tool users.
Movement Rates 
Running: 450
PS: 3-4 MD: 19-21 AG: 22-24 MA: None EN: 4-5 FT: 8-10
WP: 9-11 PC: 18-20 PB: 12-18 TMR: 9 NA: Fur absorbs 1 DP*
Weapons
House cats cannot Melee. They get one combined attack.
Teeth & Claws: BC 20%, [D – 7], Close, Rank 0.

Jaguar

Natural Habitat 
Highlands, Jungle, Plains, Woods
Jaguar
Frequency 
Rare
Number 
Rare 1-4 (1)
Description
Jaguar are large spotted cats, although some have dark coats. They usually weigh 140-210 pounds. They hunt day and night, 'though they will usually be encountered at night.
Comments
Jaguar haunt game trails near rivers and streams (they sometimes eat fish), particularly in jungles.
Abilities
Jaguar have no special skills or talents and are neither tool nor magic users. They do have the ability to climb trees and move between branches with ease.
Movement Rates 
Running: 400; Climbing: 200
PS: 23-28 MD: 22-27 AG: 25-30 MA: None EN: 17-22 FT: 22-27
WP: 9-14 PC: 18-23 PB: 6-10 TMR: 8/4 NA: Fur absorbs 2 DP
Weapons
Jaguar may use one bite or two claws in Melee Combat, or one bite and four claws in Close Combat. Jaguar will attempt to Close.
Bite: BC 35%, [D], Melee & Close, Rank 0.
Claws: BC 40%, [D – 2], Melee & Close, Rank 1-5.

Leopard

Natural Habitat 
Highlands, Jungle, Plains, Waste, Woods
Frequency 
Rare
Number 
Rare 1-4 (1)
Description
Leopards usually appear as butter-coloured cats with 5 black spots. Some leopards, however, have shiny black coats and are called black panthers. In either case, they usually weigh 130-180 pounds. They hunt during both day and night, though they will usually be encountered at night.
Comments
Leopards haunt game trails near rivers and streams (they sometimes eat fish). They are stealthier than most other felines and will seldom be seen except when they attack. The fur of adult leopards is worth 200-300 Silver Pennies.
Abilities
Leopards have no special skills or talents and are neither tool nor magic users. They do have the ability to climb trees and move between branches with ease and will follow prey into the upper branches of trees if necessary.
Movement Rates 
Running: 400; Climbing: 200
PS: 22-26 MD: 24-30 AG: 28-32 MA: None EN: 15-18 FT: 20-25
WP: 6-8 PC: 18-23 PB: 7-10 TMR: 8/4 NA: Fur absorbs 2 DP
Weapons
Leopards may use one bite or two claws in Melee Combat, or one bite and four claws in Close Combat. Leopards will attempt to Close.
Bite: BC 30%, [D – 2], Melee & Close, Rank 0.
Claws: BC 30%, [D – 3], Melee & Close, Rank 1-3.

Lion

Natural Habitat 
Plains, Waste
Frequency 
Uncommon
Number 
1-8 (2)
Description
 : Lions are large, tan cats. The males usually have great black (or red) manes and will usually scare game in the direction of the females who are the better fighters and hunters.
Abilities
Lions possess no skills or talents and are neither tool nor magic users.
Movement Rates 
Running: 450
PS: 25-30 MD: 20-25 AG: 25-30 MA: None EN: 20-25 FT: 25-30
WP: 12-16 PC: 18-23 PB: 5-10 TMR: 9 NA: Fur absorbs 3 DP
Weapons
Lions may use one bite or two claws in Melee Combat, or one bite and four claws in Close Combat. Lions will attempt to Close.
Bite: BC 35%, [D + 1], Melee & Close, Rank 0.
Claws: BC 45%, [D – 1], Melee & Close, Rank 2-6.

Sabretooth Tiger

Natural Habitat 
Arctic, Plains
Frequency 
Rare
Number 
Rare 1-8 (1)
Description
Sabre-tooth tigers are huge, dark yellow or dun coloured hunting cats with disproportionate fangs.
Comments
These cats have no fear of humanoids. If hungry, they will readily attack a party of adventurers. They are valuable as curiosities, and live cubs fetch 400-500 Silver Pennies each, while mature cats fetch 3 times that amount.
Abilities
Sabre-tooth tigers have no special talents or abilities and use neither tools nor magic.

Movement Rates : Running: 600

PS: 30-32 MD: 23-25 AG: 18-20 MA: None EN: 20-22 FT: 33-36
WP: 8-10 PC: 21-25 PB: 7-10 TMR: 12 NA: Hide absorbs 5 DP
Weapons
They may use one bite or two claws in Melee Combat, or one bite and four claws in Close Combat. They will attempt to Close.
Bite: BC 50%, [D + 4], Melee & Close, Rank 0.
Claws: BC 60%, [D + 3], Melee & Close, Rank 1-5.

Tiger

Natural Habitat 
Jungle, Plains, Woods
Frequency 
Uncommon
Number 
1-4 (1)
Description
Tigers are usually orange with black stripes, though some types have thick, pale fur. All were-tigers will have the latter colouring when in their tiger form. Though varying greatly in size, most tigers will be between 4 and 7 feet in length and weigh several hundred pounds.
Comments
Tigers are solitary, nocturnal hunters. They will attack humanoids with little provocation, and some have been known to develop a positive craving for human flesh. They enjoy swimming and will be undeterred by a water barrier between them and their prey.
Abilities
Tigers have no special talents or skills. They are not tool or magic users.
Movement Rates 
Running: 450
PS: 24-28 MD: 22-26 AG: 25-30 MA: None EN: 20-24 FT: 25-29
WP: 8-10 PC: 18-23 PB: 5-9 TMR: 9 NA: Fur absorbs 3 DP
Weapons
Tigers may use one bite or two claws in Melee Combat, or one bite and four claws in Close Combat. Tigers will attempt to Close.
Bite: BC 45%, [D + 2], Melee & Close, Rank 0.
Claws: BC 30%, [D – 1], Melee & Close, Rank 1-2.

Wild Cat

Natural Habitat 
Anywhere (except Rural)
Frequency 
Uncommon
Number 
1-6 (1)
Description
There is some form of wild cat in most climes. They will vary from 2 to 4 feet in length and from 25 to 90 pounds in weight. Most wild cats have blunt tails with black tips. They often have tufted ears and are sometimes spotted.
Comments
Wild cats will usually not stray far from their lair. They may be captured and sold as exotic pets in some areas, but will usually not fetch more than 100-150 Silver Pennies. There is a 70% chance that there will be several young in their lair.
Abilities
Wild cats have no special talents or skills. They are not tool or magic users.
Movement Rates 
Running: 300-400
PS: 12-17 MD: 14-20 AG: 18-24 MA: None EN: 10-13 FT: 5-18
WP: 8-10 PC: 16-21 PB: 8-11 TMR: 6-8 NA: Fur absorbs 2 DP
Weapons
They may use one bite or two claws in Melee Combat, or one bite and four claws in Close Combat. They will attempt to Close.
Bite: BC 20%, [D – 5], Melee & Close, Rank 0.
Claws: BC 25%, [D – 6], Melee & Close, Rank 1-4.