ST 20/40 (152 points, sencond number is for lower body only, racial default
HT +2 (10 points)
Acure Hearing +2 (4 points)
Alertness +1 (5 points)
DR +2 (6 points)
Enhanced Move, 1 level (10 points)
4 legs (5 points).
IQ-2 (-20 points)
Overconfidence (-10 points)
Illiteracy (-5 points)
Inconvenient Size (-10 points)
Increased Life Support - Eats 3 times as much as an average human(-20 points)
Lecherousness (-15 points)
Phobia: Mild Claustrophobia (-15 points)
Phobia: Mild Thalassophobia (-10 points)
Racial Reputation -2 - Uncivilized barbarians who lust for liquor and women (-10 points)
Stubborness (-5 points)
Racally Learned Skills:
Running at HT (4 point)
Survival - Plains at IQ (2 points).
Likes to drink to excess (-1)
The thought of wearing a saddle, harness or yoke is particularly odious "Do I look like a Horse!?!" (-1)
Never wear anything on their lower bodies (-1)
It costs 75 points to play a Centaur.
Male Centaurs average 6 feet 6 inches in height and average weight is 800 pounds.
Although, many Centaurs are primitive, Centaur PCs are not required to have the primitive disadvantage
as there are Centaur that live near "civilized" lands and so it is the player that should decide if he
wishes his Centaur to be "Civilized" or a "Primitive."
The Centaurs of the plains are a nomadic race, generally found in small bands. In appearance they have the lower torso of a horse, with a human body emeging from the horse's foreparts. A generally barbaric race, centaurs are wanderers who inhabit open grasslands or mountain valleys. Some are fairly sophisticated, but few have been known to settle in any one region for long. Because of their migratory preferences, centaurs can be found almost everywhere in temperate regions, though they are rareky encountered on isolated islands. Their appearance throughout several separate landmasses is something of an enigma, as they do not love the sea, and are very reluntant to cross it.
Centaurs are prodigious eaters, requiring vast amounts of fuel to support his or her great body weight. While centaurs do eat meat, the majority of their diet is made up of grasses, vegetables, fruits and berries. A wandering tribe of centaurs can strip a region bare in a relatively short time, before being forced to move on. For this reason, a full migrating tribe rarely numbers more than a few thousand individuals, and raiding bands are usually limited (generally 10 to 60 individuals, with 20 to 30 being most common).
The centaurs, despite their pastoral nature, are fierce warriors. Some bands or tribes will even hire themselves out as freelancers for a season or two. Writers have often marvelled at their raids and skill in warefare, as exemplified in the description from the Natural History:
"No village, hamlet or farm was safe from the depredations of the centaur migrations that year. As the centaur tribe passed along its chosen route, parties of warriors were dispatched to each side of the main column to harrass and raid the folk who had the misforture to dwell in those parts. Against common farmers these centaur warrior bands were unstoppable, ridding down all interference, setting fire to the villages and farms and carrying off all of the supplies. Women they seized and carried off as well, plus a few young men and children to be used as slaves. When the Centaurs were met by organized resistance, the result was often the same, for they could outride and outfight the finest cavarlry and overcome any but the most resolute bodies of foot soldiers."
Centaurs raiding parties commonly seek out two specific things: liquor and women. Having no talent for brewing or wine making, they satisfy their fondess for drink from the labors of others. In many lands, the drunken celebrations and brawls of centaurs have passed into legend.
No all centaurs are as savage as this however. Some are quite intelligent and certain bands have been known to develop higher levels of technological sophistication. Thought most arm themselves with clubs, simple spears and other such basic weapons, there are some bands and tribes equipped with elaborate armor, lances, fine bows and even very fine and well-forged swords.
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