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    Longhorse



    Large Animal
    Hit Dice: 5d8+15 (37 hp)
    Initiative: +1
    Speed: 50 ft. (10 squares)
    Armor Class: 13 (–1 size, +1 Dex, +3 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 12
    Base Attack/Grapple: +3/+11
    Attack: Hoof +1 melee (1d6+*2)
    Full Attack: 2 hooves +1 melee (1d6+*2)
    Space/Reach: 10 ft./10 ft.
    Special Attacks: —
    Special Qualities: Low-light vision, multiple riders, scent
    Saves: Fort +7, Ref +5, Will +2
    Abilities: Str 19, Dex 13, Con 17, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 7
    Skills: Listen +5, Spot +5
    Feats: Endurance, Run
    Environment: Temperate plains
    Organization: Domesticated
    Challenge Rating: 2
    Advancement: 6-9 HD (Large)
    Level Adjustment: —

    This appears as an unusually large and sturdy horse, but what truley draws the eye is how the creature is strangely elongegated until it is more than twice the length of a normal equine.

    Longhorses are a special breeding project devoted to producing a horse that could carry more than its average compliment of riders without undo strain on the mount or its riders.

    Combat
    A longhorse not trained for war does not normally use its hooves to attack. Its hoof attack is treated as a secondary attack and adds only half the longhorse’s Strength bonus to damage. (These secondary attacks are noted with an asterisk in the Attack and Full Attack entry)

    Multiple Riders (Ex): A longhorse may be fitted with up to four saddles simultaneously. This does not require an exotic saddle. Only the foremost rider may direct the longhorse. All other functions can be done normally, including fighting from a saddle and using the longhorse as cover.

    Carrying Capacity: A light load for a longhorse is up to 350 pounds; a medium load, 351-700 pounds; and a heavy load, 701-1050 pounds. A longhorse can drag 5,250 pounds.


    Caring For A Longhorse
    A typical longhorse costs 500 gp, and a war longhorse 700 gp.

    Barding and armor for a longhorse costs five times as much as for a human (a Medium humanoid creature).

    As well, feed for a longhorse costs twice that of an equivalent heavy horse. Stabling for a longhorse is normally very difficult, and those that actually provide such unusual pens tend to charge double the standard rate.

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    War Longhorse



    Large Animal
    Hit Dice: 6d8+24 (51 hp)
    Initiative: +1
    Speed: 50 ft. (10 squares)
    Armor Class: 14 (–1 size, +1 Dex, +4 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 13
    Base Attack/Grapple: +4/+13
    Attack: Hoof +8 melee (1d8+5)
    Full Attack: 2 hooves +8 melee (1d8+5) and bite +3 melee (1d4+2)
    Space/Reach: 10 ft./10 ft.
    Special Attacks: —
    Special Qualities: Low-light vision, multiple riders, scent
    Saves: Fort +9, Ref +6, Will +3
    Abilities: Str 21, Dex 13, Con 19, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 7
    Skills: Listen +6, Spot +5
    Feats: Endurance, Improved Natural Attack (hoof), Run
    Environment: Temperate plains
    Organization: Domesticated
    Challenge Rating: 3
    Advancement: 7-10 HD (Large)
    Level Adjustment: —

    Combat
    These animals are similar to longhorses but are trained and bred for strength and aggression. A war longhorse can fight while carrying up to four riders, but the riders cannot also attack unless he or she succeeds on a Ride check.

    Multiple Riders (Ex): A war longhorse may be fitted with up to four saddles simultaneously. This does not require an exotic saddle. Only the foremost rider may direct the longhorse. All other functions can be done normally, including fighting from a saddle and using the longhorse as cover.

    Carrying Capacity: A light load for a war longhorse is up to 450 pounds; a medium load, 451-900 pounds; and a heavy load, 901-1,350 pounds. A war longhorse can drag 6,900 pounds.
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    Default Re: [Creature] Why the long face?

    Bwhaha, that's awesome!
    Where the hell did you get these pictures from? Did you photoshop them yourself?

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    Lightbulb Re: [Creature] Why the long face?

    Quote Originally Posted by Simius View Post
    Bwhaha, that's awesome!
    Where the hell did you get these pictures from? Did you photoshop them yourself?
    Wish I could lay claim to that, but no, didn't personally photoshop them. Did run across the link however while looking through my favorite photo-doctoring site ( www.Worth1000.com ).

    Here is a bunch of them:
    Longhorse Collection

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    Default Re: [Creature] Why the long face?

    heh, great idea.

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    Default Re: [Creature] Why the long face?

    Jeez. Horses attack by rearing up and hitting people with their hooves. If that thing rears, everyone on it will slide down unless they grab on tight for dear life with both hands. Make the Ride check to attack while a longhorse is attacking be a at a +4 DC. (Of course, you didn't mention what the DC was in the first place, only that a Ride check was necessary, so maybe you've already done that. ;))
    Work in progress.

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    Default Re: [Creature] Why the long face?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ultimatum479 View Post
    Jeez. Horses attack by rearing up and hitting people with their hooves. If that thing rears, everyone on it will slide down unless they grab on tight for dear life with both hands. Make the Ride check to attack while a longhorse is attacking be a at a +4 DC. (Of course, you didn't mention what the DC was in the first place, only that a Ride check was necessary, so maybe you've already done that. ;))
    I dunno, was thinking more of it kicking out with its back feet.

    But anyways, I don't know that the degree of lift would be any different for a longhorse than a normal horse. Perhaps farther off the ground, but shouldn't be much different than normal.

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    Default Re: [Creature] Why the long face?

    It would be less. Consider the following two right triangles as an intellectual exercise:
    1. A triangle with height h, hypotenuse l and a base of whatever it works out to, where h is the height of rearing, and l is the creature's length.

    2. A triangle with height h, hypotenuse 2l and a base of near double the other.

    Now, considering these triangles, and picturing 1) a normal horse and 2) a longhorse rearing, its rear hooves at angle A and its forehooves raised to strike at an opponent h feet tall. Is the angle A greater or smaller for the longhorse? So, therefore, should the ride DC be greater or less than that for a normal horse?

    That's right. Ride checks for attacks should receive a bonus. Now, maneuvering, on the other hoof...
    Don't bother trying to appeal to my better nature; I don't have one.

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    Default Re: [Creature] Why the long face?

    Well, it's a live tandem! Although it's quite a nifty horse, your usual party would fit on that.
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    Default Re: [Creature] Why the long face?

    Now you definitely need a new PRC the horse chiropractor. I can see these poor things with stomach wheels just to support the weight.
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    Default Re: [Creature] Why the long face?

    That's very cool. Rather creepy, too.

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