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Mountain lions were a species of large feline.

Description[]

Despite their name, mountain lions were not actually lions. They were slender felines and females and males looked almost identical.

Behavior[]

Mountain lions were known for being very cautious, elusive creatures.[1][2]

Abilities[]

Mountain lions were capable of leaping up to 15 ft (4.6 m) vertically and 20 ft (6.1 m) horizontally.[2]

Combat[]

Mountain lions were ferocious in combat. Its primary weapon was its sharp claws.[2]

Ecology[]

Mountain lions were carnivores and their preferred prey was deer. They were solitary creatures, with females and males living apart in separate territories. They tolerated each others company only to mate. A female mountain lion had a litter of up to four cubs, who remained with their mother for two years.[1]

Habitat[]

Mountain lions were typically encountered in deserts, forests, mountains, plains and swamps.[1][2] They were known to live in the Farsea Marshes[3], the Greypeak Mountains[4], the Storm Horns[5], the Tannath Mountains[6], and Thar.[7] Mountain lions were also encountered in the Cat Lord's Prowl.[8]

Outside of Faerun, they were known to inhabit various mountains and hills in Maztica.[9]

Relationships[]

Mountain lions occasionally served Clangeddin Silverbeard[10] and Rillifane Rallathil[11] . Wood elves considered mountain lions one of their favored companions.[12]

Appendix[]

Appearances[]

Novels
The Ogre's Pact
Video Games
Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc), pp. 36–37. ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Gary Gygax (December 1977). Monster Manual, 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 61. ISBN 0-9356-9600-8.
  3. James Butler, Elizabeth T. Danforth, Jean Rabe (September 1994). “The Cormyrean Marshes”. In Karen S. Boomgarden ed. Elminster's Ecologies (TSR, Inc), p. 5. ISBN 1-5607-6917-3.
  4. Christopher Perkins (September 6, 2016). Storm King's Thunder. Edited by Kim Mohan, Michele Carter. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 147. ISBN 978-0786966004.
  5. James Butler, Elizabeth T. Danforth, Jean Rabe (September 1994). “The Thunder Peaks and the Storm Horns”. In Karen S. Boomgarden ed. Elminster's Ecologies (TSR, Inc), p. 15. ISBN 1-5607-6917-3.
  6. Richard Baker, Matt Forbeck, Sean K. Reynolds (May 2003). Unapproachable East. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 98. ISBN 0-7869-2881-6.
  7. James Butler, Elizabeth T. Danforth, Jean Rabe (September 1994). “The Great Gray Land of Thar”. In Karen S. Boomgarden ed. Elminster's Ecologies (TSR, Inc), p. 28. ISBN 1-5607-6917-3.
  8. Dale Donovan (December 1995). “Liber Benevolentiae”. In Michele Carter ed. Planes of Conflict (TSR, Inc.), p. 24. ISBN 0-7869-0309-0.
  9. Jeff Grubb and Tim Beach (September 1991). Fires of Zatal. (TSR, Inc), p. 19. ISBN 1-5607-6139-3.
  10. Eric L. Boyd (1998). Demihuman Deities. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 57. ISBN 0-7869-1239-1.
  11. Eric L. Boyd (1998). Demihuman Deities. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 147. ISBN 0-7869-1239-1.
  12. Reynolds, Forbeck, Jacobs, Boyd (March 2003). Races of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 47. ISBN 0-7869-2875-1.

Connections[]

Felines and creatures that resembled cats