Auroch Species in Mundus meros (The world undiluted) | World Anvil
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The aurochs are grand oxen creatures, originally from the Beastlands but managed to migrate across the planes and now wander the plains of Mundus. This large, horned bull has a dirty black hide and an aggressive temper. Its horns are wide and sharp, dangerous. These beasts have been domesticated by some cultures and are used to carry massive loads of cargo.

Basic Information


" These are a little below the elephant in size, and of the appearance, color, and shape of a bull. Their strength and speed are extraordinary; they spare neither man nor wild beast which they have espied. These that men take with much pain into pits and kill them. The young men harden themselves with this exercise and practice themselves in this sort of hunting, and those who have slain the greatest number of them, having produced the horns in public, to serve as evidence, receive great praise. "   ~ A Free Coast Scholar

Biological Traits

Large size; prominent horns; larger males than females

Ecology and Habitats

Aurochs typically like to stay around either mostly warm or mostly cool climates.   After the beginning of the Common Era, the habitat of aurochs became more fragmented because of the steadily growing population of Mundus.

Dietary Needs and Habits

Aurochs are herbivores. A wild auroch's diet mostly consists of tall grasses, shrubbery, and small trees. While a domestic auroch has a diet similar to regular livestock.

Additional Information

Uses, Products & Exploitation

Aurochs are mostly used for transportation of large amounts of cargo, and in some cultures aurochs are bred for its high quantity of meat and milk.

Facial characteristics

A rather flat face mounted with massive horns.

Average Intelligence

Scientific Name
Bos taurus primigenius
The Beastlands
12 to 16 years
Conservation Status
Auroch are not considered an endangered species
Average Height
7 - 9 feet tall
Average Weight
1 ton
Average Length
8 - 9 1/2 feet
Average Physique
Large and bulky with, depending on the breed, either a hump back or a dip akin to a horse.
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
Darker browns to light tans

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