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An ox was a variety of cattle that was found on Toril.[1]

Description[]

An ox was capable of carrying much more cargo than other creatures of the same approximate size.[2]

A unique species of red ox was domesticated and commonly used in the Utter East, namely in the country of Doegan. As most horses died off of disease and the hot climate after the Utter East's colonization, the red ox proved to be a much more reliable beast of burden.[3]

Sub-Species[]

Thimdror
a small, ugly breed of oxen that were favored for consumption over usage as beasts of burden.[4]
Yoxen
otherwise known as yoke-oxen, were a breed of oxen unique to the plains of Amn. Leather made from their hides was notably used to bound Bowgentle's Book[5][6][7] and their hair was used to make wigs, which could be quite realistic.[8]

History[]

In the late-15th century DR, oxen were one of many beasts of burden that could be found in the Outer City district of Baldur's Gate, as such animals were outlawed from entering the Lower and Upper City districts.[9]

Ecology[]

Relationships[]

Oxen were often used by sentient beings as beasts of burden.[2] One such group was the Seven Suns Trading Coster used oxen.[10]

In the Sword Coast, oxen were used to drive pumps at Baldur's Gate's docks[11] and along the Trade Way, The Way Inn regularly purchased and sold oxen among other domestic beasts of burden.[12] In north Faerûn, the usage and trade of oxen was quite common throughout the Dalelands.[13]

Some associated them with the orc deity Bahgtru,[14] whose shamans were often known to use them as mounts.[15]

Usages[]

Trivia[]

Oxen were the namesake for many inns and tavern in the Realms. These included the Old Talking Ox in Iriaebor,[23] the Oxpit Tavern in Mulmaster,[24] and The Yoxen's Burden in Amn.[25]

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Appearances[]

Novels
Errand of Mercy
Video Games
Neverwinter Nights series (Neverwinter NightsNeverwinter Nights: Darkness over DaggerfordNeverwinter Nights: Tyrants of the Moonsea)Neverwinter

References[]

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  3. Roger E. Moore (February 1998). Errand of Mercy. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 31. ISBN 0-7869-0867-X.
  4. Ed Greenwood (September 2011). “Eye on the Realms: Thormil's Secret”. In Steve Winter ed. Dungeon #194 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 29.
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  7. Ed Greenwood (May 1985). “Pages from the Mages IV”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #97 (TSR, Inc.), p. 30.
  8. Steven E. Schend (1997). Lands of Intrigue: Book Two: Amn. (TSR, Inc), p. 8. ISBN 0-7869-0697-9.
  9. Ed Greenwood, Matt Sernett, Steve Winter (August 20, 2013). “Campaign Guide”. In Dawn J. Geluso ed. Murder in Baldur's Gate (Wizards of the Coast), p. 7. ISBN 0-7869-6463-4.
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  20. Ed Greenwood (06-06-2019). What Instrument Strings Are Made From (Tweet). theedverse. Twitter. Archived from the original on 5-16-2021. Retrieved on 5-16-2021.
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  25. Steven E. Schend (1997). Lands of Intrigue: Book Two: Amn. (TSR, Inc), p. 51. ISBN 0-7869-0697-9.