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Centaur

Basic Information

Anatomy

Centaurs have humanoid upper bodies, displaying all the human variety of skin tones and features. In size, they are comparable to a human rider mounted on a horse, and they fill similar roles—as cavalry, messengers, outriders, and scouts. Centaurs’ ears are slightly pointed, but their faces are more wide and square than those of elves.   Below the waist, they have the bodies of horses, with coats tending toward brown shades and darker tails.

Growth Rate & Stages

Centaurs mature and age at about the same rate as humans.

Additional Information

Perception and Sensory Capabilities

Centaurs are natural born survivors, and they move faster than almost any other race.

Civilization and Culture

Naming Traditions

Centaurs’ given names are passed down through family lines. The name given to a new foal is typically the name of the most recently deceased family member of the same gender, keeping alive the memory—and, the centaurs believe, some shard of the spirit—of the departed.

Culture and Cultural Heritage

Centaurs have a strong sense of the interconnectedness of the natural world, and they celebrate family and community as microcosms of that greater connection. The birth of a foal is always cause for festivities. At the same time, centaurs revere the traditions of the past, preserving old ways and keeping alive the legends of ancestral heroes. They feel a close kinship with wild animals, perhaps because of their own hybrid nature, and delight in the feeling of running alongside herds and packs of beasts.


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