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Tusked Kiloka

One of the few creatures native to Yuruk-Tar that is not hostile towards humans is the tusked kiloka, also commonly referred to as a "feathered mule". This creature was quickly domesticated upon settling of Silvaria and to this day is the favored beast of burden for Silvarians.

Tusked Kiloka

Large beast, unaligned
Armor Class: 11 (Natural Armor)
Hit Points: 54 (8d10d10) 8d10+10
Speed: 30ft

STR

20 +5

DEX

9 -1

CON

16 +3

INT

2 -4

WIS

10 +0

CHA

3 -4

Senses: Passive Perception 10
Languages: -
Challenge Rating: 2

Actions

Multiattack. The tusked kiloka makes one attack with its claws and one attack with its tusks.   Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (1d6+5) slashing damage.   Tusks. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d4+5) Bludgeoning damage

The Tusked Kiloka is a large domesticated pack animal in Yuruk-Tar known not only for its impressive carrying capacity, size, and intimidating yet beautiful demeanor, but also for its ability to defend itself and its owner from many of the creatures in Yuruk-Tar. Although this creature is by no means an Apex Predator it can hold its own against hyenas, wolves, and even has a chance against a lion provided that its a fair fight.

Suggested Environments

Anywhere domestic animals are sold in Silvaria and parts of The Rabid Lands , likely not in Uran Savnar.

Basic Information

Anatomy

The tusked kiloka is a large quadripedal flightless bird, although few people would refer to it as such. Each of the beasts four legs resembles a birds legs with the same kind of texture a hawks feet may have with feet with talons. The color of the legs ranges from bright yellow to a mottled brown depending on their age. The main difference between a tusked kiloka's legs and those of an ordinary bird is that the bone is quite thick relative to body size compared to other birds and its haunches are incredibly muscular, with the creature being able to carry up to 600lbs. without being hindered speed wise. The rest of its body is rather similar to that of a horse. It has no wings but its large body is covered with feathers, most commonly blue with orange and black mottling however breeders of such creatures have a tendency to try to make the feathers look as vibrant or sleek as possible to get higher prices with orange and red feathers or black and purple being among the most popular, albeit not the most affordable. It has a tailbone along with a set of much longer tail feathers which it can move but rarely does so unless experiencing a rather intense emotion of joy or fear. The last notable part of the tusked kiloka as well as the part from which is gets its name is its head. It head is little different from a normal birds with two sharp eyes looking forward from a angled brow and a large beak brown beak however what catches the eye of most people that first see a tusked kiloka is the large boar-like tusks protruding from the sides of the beak as the base of the mouth. The tusks are about two feet long in and a few inches thick in adult males and significantly smaller in females however they do grow with age. They invert downwards towards the breast of the animals unlike a boar however they are used for the same purposes as boars use them for when mating season comes to pass males will fight each other for the right to mate, scratching each other with claws and bludgeoning each other with the bottom of their tusks.

Dietary Needs and Habits

The feathered mule is an omnivore and will eat just about anything which is appreciated by their owners has they eat much more than a horse or mule, eating about half a cows worth of meat or a trough full of grain every day.

Additional Information

Domestication

Although by the standards of other domesticated animals the domestication of the tusked kiloka is quite difficult the first Silvarians to arrive in Yuruk-Tar did it none the less as the promise of a working beast to be alongside that not only faired better against the monsters of the land but also didn't have to be shipped across the sea to Yuruk-Tar was too much to pass up. The initial process requires the tamer to not only show that they mean the beast no harm and will care for it but especially during mating season it must be established that the owner is not to be trifled with, with many tamers either taking up a bludgeoning weapon and defending themselves fiercely against the creatures or facing death at the hands of the feathered mule. After this first generation is broken in taming newborn tusked kiloka is much easier. The only physiological change that will occasionally occur is that after a few generations the tusks get smaller as few tamers allow their beasts to fight each other during mating season, making the beasts with smaller tusks still able to reproduce unlike they would in the wild, although some breeders choose to allow this to happen and sometimes even exasperate as some buyers desire tusked kiloka with exceptionally large tusks.

Uses, Products & Exploitation

Tusked kiloka are used most often as beasts of burden because of their extraordinary carrying capacity, weighing them down with saddle bags and carts with the creature barely slowing down. They are a favorite of traders as nearly all tusked kiloka are raised to be docile toward their master and only their master. Often when bandits or wolves attack a caravan with such a beast in it the attack turns into a boon rather than a burden as now the merchant doesn't have to feed the creature for the rest of the day.
Geographic Distribution

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