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Hares were a species of small, gentle herbivorous mammals that lived in burrows.[2] They were distantly related to the similarly looking rabbit, though were larger in size.[3]

Behavior[]

Hares had a tendency to be skittish, though those that were familiars were far braver.[3]

Abilities[]

Hares had a keen sense of both hearing and smelling. They were also known to be swift runners and jumpers.[3]

Combat[]

When confronted with danger a hare would often try to dash away or hide.[2]

History[]

The existence of hares on Toril dated back to the days of Netheril. In that era of history, the citizens of Ythryn were known to keep them as pets, often splicing them with wings.[4]

At some point following the fall of Netheril, a sorceress known as the Weeping Witch used grimoires from that civilization to transform hares and foxes into monstrous beasts under her command.[5]

Sub-Species[]

Arcadian hare
Hares that lived on this plane were celestial creatures with a fur coloration that resembled copper.[6]
Desert hare
A variety of hare that were adapted to life in desert environments. These could be found in Anauroch, around the oases of the Sword,[7] as well as in parts of the land of Zakhara,[8] such as around around the Oasis of the Golden Falcon.[9] The nomadic people of Zakhara were known to use trained falcons to hunt for these creatures.[8]
Rock hare
A species of hare found around the Spine of the World. They were quite plentiful around Hundelstone, due to rapidly growing moss and its inhabitants slaying most predatory beasts. The people of Hundelstone were known to cook a wide variety of dishes with rock hares.[10]
Snowshoe hare
A species of hare found around the Icewind Dale region. Their bodies were adapted to cold climates and had shorter ears compared to other species of hare.[2]

Ecology[]

Diet[]

Hares were known to eat a wide variety of vegetables.[3]

Habitats[]

Hares could be found in much of northwest Faerûn, especially in the Icewind Dale region.[11] In west Faerûn, they could be found throughout both the Eastern and Western Heartlands.[12]

In the Hordelands, hares could be found in the region's arctic plains and in the upper reaches of the Katakoro Plateau.[13]

Relationships[]

Some arctic rangers were known to have snowshoe hares as animal companions.[14]

Usages[]

Trivia[]

Appendix[]

See Also[]

Appearances[]

Adventures
Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden
Novels
The Jewel of Turmish
Video Games
Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms

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References[]

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  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Steve Kenson (February 2001). “A Little More Familiar”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #280 (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 60–61.
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  6. Jeff Grubb (July 1987). Manual of the Planes 1st edition. (TSR), p. 86. ISBN 0880383992.
  7. Ed Greenwood (November 1991). Anauroch. Edited by Karen S. Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 45–46. ISBN 1-56076-126-1.
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