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Deep rothé were a variety of rothé that lived in the Underdark.[2]

Description[]

Deep rothé were smaller than surface rothé, standing only 4 feet tall at the shoulder. They had shaggy brown coats that darkened to black near the legs and belly. Their hooves and horns were dark green or black and their eyes were yellow or pinkish.[2]

Behavior[]

Like other rothé, deep rothé were usually found in herds of 11-20 individuals. They had the ability to magically create dancing lights to communicate with other members of their herd.[1] They were known to be very stubborn.[2]

Ecology[]

Deep rothé's favorite food was cave moss, which was only found in faerzress-rich regions.[5] Otherwise, they ate nearly anything that grew in the Underdark, especially fungi, moss, and lichen.[6] Due to their habitat and diet, they were immune to any harmful effects of mold and fungus. They were also resistant to enchantments.[2]

The meat of deep rothé was considered more tender and less gamey than surface beef.[7]

Combat[]

Deep rothé could fight with both their teeth and horns. They were skittish and prone to stampeding, which could be quite dangerous for anyone in their path.[2]

Locations[]

Rothé were staples in the Underdark and served the same purpose as cattle and sheep.[2] Herds of them could be found in most Underdark cities,[8] such as Menzoberranzan[9], Phanlinksal,[10] and Iltkazar.[11]

Appendix[]

See also[]

  • Donigarten, a district in Menzoberranzan used for agriculture and rothé farming
  • Isle of Rothé, an island in Lake Donigarten that is home to Menzoberranzan's rothé herds

Appearances[]

Novels
ExileStarless NightDaughter of the DrowPrince of Ravens
Video Games
Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the UnderdarkBaldur's Gate III

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mike Mearls, et al. (November 2016). Volo's Guide to Monsters. Edited by Jeremy Crawford, et al. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 207–208. ISBN 978-0786966011.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 313–314. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  3. Ed Greenwood (July 1991). The Drow of the Underdark. (TSR, Inc), p. 120. ISBN 1-56076-132-6.
  4. Don Turnbull (1981). Fiend Folio. (TSR Hobbies), p. 76. ISBN 0-9356-9621-0.
  5. Bruce R. Cordell, Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel, Jeff Quick (October 2003). Underdark. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 108. ISBN 0-7869-3053-5.
  6. Bruce R. Cordell, Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel, Jeff Quick (October 2003). Underdark. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 109. ISBN 0-7869-3053-5.
  7. Brian R. James, Eric Menge (August 2012). Menzoberranzan: City of Intrigue. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 80. ISBN 978-0786960361.
  8. Bruce R. Cordell, Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel, Jeff Quick (October 2003). Underdark. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 117. ISBN 0-7869-3053-5.
  9. Bruce R. Cordell, Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel, Jeff Quick (October 2003). Underdark. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 163. ISBN 0-7869-3053-5.
  10. Brian R. James, Eric Menge (August 2012). Menzoberranzan: City of Intrigue. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 113. ISBN 978-0786960361.
  11. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 212. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
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