Alsocian Snow Leopard
We were in the northern reach of the Alsocius Forest, on a job for the dwarves up in Ferbardin. Seemed they'd lost some people, and they needed us to figure out how. Well, we fanned out a bit to cover some ground - standard stuff, everyone kept the people to their sides in sight, but maximizing the ground covered. That turned out to be a mistake.
Kheli was closest to the ridge, and was sweeping the ground and the rocky slope. I was next in line, so I saw some of what happened. Some will say that it was his own fault, but that beast was near invisible up there - I doubt any of us would have spotted it. I was sweeping my area, and every couple of seconds my gaze would hit Kheli. Well, one look and everything was fine. The next, I saw that thing leaping through the air, just about to strike. It must have come from a group of rocks about 30 feet up, and it jumped the entire distance and knocked Kheli down before he knew what hit him. Kheli was probably already done for, but for good measure it bit down into his neck and gave it a good shake. This all happened in barely a second or two before I sounded the alarm. As the other dwarves came running, I hefted my axe and moved in. The cat hissed at me, and started to drag Kheli back up the slope. Even hauling poor Kheli, it moved up that slope faster than any of us could, and disappeared into a cave in that rock formation.
We did eventually catch up to it, and put it down, but it was too late for Kheli.
Ecology and Habitats
Dietary Needs and Habits
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
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