Description[edit | edit source]
Like all foo creatures, foo lions were four-legged beasts with large, flat heads and big eyes, with leonine bodies about seven feet long. Foo lions had a shaggy mane about their necks. Their tails were longer and their mouths larger than those of foo dogs. Their thick fur was usually gold, black, or orange.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Foo lions had all the supernatural abilities of other foo creatures. When they roared consistently for over a minute, the sound would occasionally summon one or two additional foo lions to their aid.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Combat[edit | edit source]
Foo lions attacked with tooth and claw, which caused more harm to evil creatures than non-evil ones. Foo lions who were outmatched were likely to retreat to regroup. They favored sneak attacks and siege tactics more than foo dogs tended to.
Society[edit | edit source]
In their extraplanar homes, foo lions lived either alone or in groups known as prides. They spoke their own language and the language of foo dogs. They could also speak the languages of those humanoids with whom they frequently interacted.
Ecology[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
Traditionally, statues of foo lions guarded the homes of many official buildings in Kara-Tur. Some of these statues were enchanted by wu jen as a means of communicating with lions in their home planes and requesting aid. The lions did not always answer, however.
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Notes[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- James Wyatt (October 2001). Oriental Adventures (3rd edition). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 144. ISBN 0-7869-2015-7.
- Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual v.3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 31, 63–64. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
- Rick Swan (July 1990). Monstrous Compendium Kara-Tur Appendix. (TSR, Inc.). ISBN 0-88038-851-X.
- Allen Varney, ed. (June 1994). Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 40–41. ISBN 978-1560768623.
- Bruce R. Cordell (1998). A Guide to the Ethereal Plane. Edited by Michele Carter, Keith Francis Strohm. (TSR, Inc.), p. 64. ISBN 0-7869-1205-7.
- Gary Gygax (August 1983). Monster Manual II 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), pp. 65–66. ISBN 0-88038-031-4.
- slade, James Butler (November 1996). Netheril: Empire of Magic (The Winds of Netheril). (TSR, Inc.), p. 61. ISBN 0-7869-0437-2.
Connections[edit | edit source]
(any good alignment)
Arcadian avenger • Asura • Bariaur • Couatl • Einheriar • Foo creature (Foo dog • Foo lion) • Hollyphant • Ki-rin • Lillend • Moon dog • Pegasus • Shirokinukatsukami • Unicorn (Celestial charger)
Aasimar (Deva) • Half-celestial