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Leopards were a species of large felines.[4]

DescriptionEdit

Leopards had lithe, slender bodies with short legs. They had rosette-shaped spots, as did jaguars.[4]

CombatEdit

Leopards attacked prey by leaping on them from above. They had very sharp claws that caused significant damage.[4]

AbilitiesEdit

Their powerful hindquarters allowed a leopard to jump up to 25 ft (7.6 m). They were adapt climbers and swimmers.[4]

HabitatEdit

Leopards dwelt in tropical jungles as well as forests. They could also be found living in deserts, mountains and plains. Leopards spent a good portion of their day in the treetops. They slept there and when they caught prey, they preferred to drag the prey up into the treetops to be eaten.[4] Leopards could be found living in the Forest of Amtar,[5] the Kun-Yen Shan mountains,[6] the Methwood,[7] and the jungles of Chult.[8]

BiologyEdit

Leopards were solitary creatures. They were obligate carnivores and hunted large animals such as antelopes. Leopards hunted both during the day and at night, but if they lived in an area with many humanoids, they usually only hunted at night. After mating, a female leopard gave birth to a litter of up to three cubs, who remained by their mothers side for two years.[4]

Snow LeopardEdit

Snow leopards were the main predator in the wilds of the World Pillar Mountains of Zakhara[9] and the Leopard Shan of the Hordelands.[10]

TriviaEdit

Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue sold leopard hides for 22 gp a piece.[11]

Several features of the Realms bore the name of the great cat:

AppendixEdit

AppearancesEdit

Adventures
The Secret of Spiderhaunt
Novels
The City of Ravens (mentioned) • Dragonwall (mentioned) • Finder's Bane (mentioned) • The AbductionThe Jewel of TurmishThe Lost Library of CormanthyrSentinelspire (mentioned) • Star of CursrahViperhand
Video Games
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of AmnNeverwinter

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc), p. 36. ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 274. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  3. Gary Gygax (December 1977). Monster Manual, 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 60. ISBN 0-9356-9600-8.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc), p. 37. ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
  5. Thomas Reid (October 2004). Shining South. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 96. ISBN 0-7869-3492-1.
  6. David Cook (1990). The Horde (Volume I). (TSR, Inc), pp. 32–33. ISBN 978-0880388689.
  7. Scott Bennie (1990). Old Empires. (TSR, Inc), p. 41. ISBN 0-8803-8821-8.
  8. Cryptic Studios (June 2013). Neverwinter. Perfect World Entertainment.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Wolfgang Baur (November 1997). “Campaign Classics: The Roof of the World”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #241 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 88–95.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 David Cook (1990). The Horde (Volume II). (TSR, Inc), pp. 77–78. ISBN 978-0880388689.
  11. Jeff Grubb, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend et al (1992). Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue. (TSR, Inc), p. 75. ISBN 0-5607-6327-2.
  12. Troy Denning (1990). Storm Riders (Map). (TSR, Inc.). ISBN 9-781560-765646.
  13. Jeff Grubb (1988). Mad Monkey vs the Dragon Claw. (TSR, Inc), pp. 3–5. ISBN 0-88038-624-X.
  14. Troy Denning (1990). Storm Riders. (TSR, Inc), p. 11. ISBN 0-88038-834-X.
  15. Troy Denning (1990). Storm Riders (Cover sheet). (TSR, Inc.). ISBN 9-781560-765646.

ConnectionsEdit

Felines and creatures that resembled cats
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