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Yaks were large herd animals used as livestock in northern regions of Faerûn such as the Spine of the World and the Hordelands[7] and many elevated regions like the mighty Yehimal Mountains.[5][6][8] They were similar in many respects to giant rams.[9]

Description[]

Yaks were sturdy animals that moved at a slow pace and were unaffected by cold temperatures.[10]

History[]

Sometime after the War of the Silver Marches, a village of yakfolk near Ironslag kept large herds of yaks.[11]

Ecology[]

Diet[]

Yaks were a herbivorous species that could survive on meagre amounts of grass.[10]

Habitats[]

Yaks were typically found in cold, mountainous regions, unable to survive in warm climates.[10] Within the the Yehimal mountains, the people of Tabot were known to herd yaks.[12]

Usages[]

Domesticated yaks were employed for a variety of uses, such as beasts of burden and sources of wool and milk. Yak butter, a soft cream cheese, was a characteristic product from yak-raising regions.[11][7]

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Notes[]

  1. The Dragon magazine 137 article has an animal conversion table that equates yak to buffalo, so the Monster Manual 1st edition reference is for the entry on buffalo.

Appearances[]

Adventures
Storm RidersStorm King's Thunder
Novels
Faces of Deception

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References[]

  1. Christopher Perkins (September 6, 2016). Storm King's Thunder. Edited by Kim Mohan, Michele Carter. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 172. ISBN 978-0786966004.
  2. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins (2014-09-30). Monster Manual 5th edition. Edited by Scott Fitzgerald Gray. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 322. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 David Howery (September 1988). “What's For lunch?”. In Roger E. Moore ed. Dragon #137 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 10, 14.
  4. Gary Gygax (December 1977). Monster Manual, 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), pp. 11–12. ISBN 0-9356-9600-8.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 David Cook (1990). The Horde (Volume II). (TSR, Inc), pp. 118, 126–127. ISBN 978-0880388689.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Mike Pondsmith, Jay Batista, Rick Swan, John Nephew, Deborah Christian (1988). Kara-Tur: The Eastern Realms (Volume I). (TSR, Inc), p. 69. ISBN 0-88038-608-8.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Jeff Grubb, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend et al (1992). Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue. (TSR, Inc), p. 125. ISBN 0-5607-6327-2.
  8. Wolfgang Baur (November 1997). “Campaign Classics: The Roof of the World”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #241 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 88–95.
  9. Kim Mohan (November 1986). Wilderness Survival Guide. Edited by Kim Mohan et al. (TSR, Inc.), p. 91. ISBN 0-88038-291-0.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 David Cook (April 1995). Dungeon Master Guide 2nd edition (revised). (TSR, Inc.), p. 166. ISBN 978-0786903283.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Christopher Perkins (September 6, 2016). Storm King's Thunder. Edited by Kim Mohan, Michele Carter. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 167–173. ISBN 978-0786966004.
  12. Karen Wynn Fonstad (August 1990). The Forgotten Realms Atlas. (TSR, Inc), p. 13. ISBN 978-0880388573.