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Mountain goats were alpine mammals.[1]

Description[]

Mountain goats had thick, white fur and a thick layer of fat. This provided it with amble protection from the cold.[1]

Behavior[]

Mountain goats were territorial and had a reputation for being incredibly stubborn creatures. As a result, they were quite difficult to domesticate.[1]

Abilities[]

Mountain goats were sure-footed on most alpine terrain. Their superb climbing ability allowed them to scale even the steepest of cliffs and they were capable of jumping from one narrow ledge to another.[1]

Combat[]

When threatened, a mountain goat rammed its opponent.[1]

Ecology[]

Habitats[]

Mountain goats could be encountered throughout the Realms, including Adama's Tooth[2], Fimbrul[3], Ice Peak[4], Kelvin's Cairn[1], the Marching Mountains[5], the mountains of Maztica[6], Shalhoond[7], Shining Plains[8], the Spine of the World[1], Standing Stones[9], the Tannith Mountains[10], the Valley of Echoes[11] and the World Pillar Mountains.[12]

Beyond the Prime Material plane, mountain goats could be found in the land of Barovia.[13]

Relationships[]

Goliath tribes were known to tend herds of mountain goats and their youths sometimes used them as mounts.[14]

Oreads sometimes developed friendships with mountain goats.[15]

Usage[]

Mountain goats could be employed as cavalry. Known examples include the goblin and orcs of the Shining Plains[8] as well as the oni of Fimbrul.[3] In the Dalelands they were known to be roasted and eaten.[16]

Trivia[]

  • Mountain goats were the holy symbol of the outsider deity Enki.[17]

Appendix[]

External Links[]

Appearances[]

Adventures
Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden
Novels
The Ogre's Pact

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Christopher Perkins (September 2020). Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden. Edited by Kim Mohan. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 304. ISBN 978-0786966981.
  2. Tom Prusa (1993). The Shining South. (TSR, Inc), p. 67. ISBN 1-56076-595-X.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. Edited by Jennifer Clarke Wilkes, et al. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 208. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
  4. Christopher Perkins (September 6, 2016). Storm King's Thunder. Edited by Kim Mohan, Michele Carter. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 92. ISBN 978-0786966004.
  5. Ed Greenwood (January 1996). Volo's Guide to the Dalelands. (TSR, Inc), p. 34. ISBN 0-7869-0406-2.
  6. Douglas Niles (August 1991). “Maztica Alive”. Maztica Campaign Set (TSR, Inc.), p. 7. ISBN 1-5607-6084-2.
  7. David Cook (1990). The Horde (Volume II). (TSR, Inc), p. 122. ISBN 978-0880388689.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Bill Connors, Christopher Mortika, Rick Reid, Scott Bennie, John Terra, Jay Batista, Roy Schelper, Rick Swan (April 1988). Swords of the Iron Legion. (TSR, Inc.), p. 16. ISBN 978-0880385596.
  9. James Butler, Elizabeth T. Danforth, Jean Rabe (September 1994). “Explorer's Manual”. In Karen S. Boomgarden ed. Elminster's Ecologies (TSR, Inc), p. 15. ISBN 1-5607-6917-3.
  10. Richard Baker, Matt Forbeck, Sean K. Reynolds (May 2003). Unapproachable East. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 98. ISBN 0-7869-2881-6.
  11. Steve Kurtz (1993). A Dozen and One Adventures (Muluk, City of Kings). (TSR, Inc), p. 29. ISBN 1-56076-622-0.
  12. Wolfgang Baur (November 1997). “Campaign Classics: The Roof of the World”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #241 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 88–95.
  13. Christopher Perkins, Tracy Hickman, Laura Hickman (March 2016). Curse of Strahd. Edited by Kim Mohan. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 165. ISBN 978-0-7869-6598-4.
  14. David Noonan, Jesse Decker, Michelle Lyons (August 2004). Races of Stone. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 53, 72, 74, 161. ISBN 0-7869-3278-3.
  15. Wolfgang Baur and Lester Smith (1994-07-01). “Monstrous Supplement”. In Michele Carter ed. Planes of Chaos (TSR, Inc), p. 20. ISBN 1560768746.
  16. Ed Greenwood (January 1996). Volo's Guide to the Dalelands. (TSR, Inc), p. 165. ISBN 0-7869-0406-2.
  17. James Ward, Robert J. Kuntz (August 1980). Deities & Demigods. Edited by Lawrence Schick. (TSR, Inc.), p. 111. ISBN 0-935696-22-9.