Sea cat (Dungeons & Dragons)
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A sea cat is fish-like, most closely resembling a small, long shark (despite being sea green in color), only with a feline head, reminiscent of that of the cougar. It also has arms with clawed paws towards the front of its body. At the back of it, it has a whale-like tail. A spined dorosal fin is located a little back from the head, and another around the center of the body. Also, growing down the spine is a long mane of glossy hair.
The sea cat is an animalistic beast and has no special properties or habits. It makes its home near shores, on rocky islands, and other such sub-oceanic environments, and hunts to feed itself and its young, defends its territory, and basically acts like many real life animals. It may be the result of a magical experiment on a cat and a fish. Despite the fish-like appearance, it is not either a fish or an amphibian, it cannot breathe underwater and though a good swimmer, it needs to come up for air, like a seal, whale, polar bear or penguin. It is a highly courageous creature, and fights to the death to defend its home. Though sometimes solitary, it also lives in prides of 5 to 12 individuals.
They cannot speak, being animalistic.
They are neutral in alignment.
- Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual (TSR, 1977)
- Greenwood, Ed. "The Ecology of the Sea Lion" Dragon #107 (TSR, 1986)
- Cook, David, et al. Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (TSR, 1989)
- Stewart, Doug, ed. Monstrous Manual (TSR, 1993)
- Williams, Skip, Jonathan Tweet, and Monte Cook. Monster Manual. Wizards of the Coast, 2000
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