Creature Name: Dire Ox
Observations by: Thaylis Beign
Creature Type: Animal ((142))
Creature Subtype: Bovine
CTS trainable: Yes (compatible with CTS).
The Dire Ox stands roughly 5 to 6 feet tall at the shoulder, is grayish in coloration, and the bulls have long sweeping horns which can attain a growth of 5 feet and longer. Powerfully built, they are the largest of the Bovine which inhabit M’Chek. Occasionally, they are domesticated to be used in menially labor intensive tasks, such as farming and used as beasts of burden.
The Dire Ox is a herbivore and therefore its diet is limited to all types of vegitation, ranging from wild grass to small shrubs and bushes.
Disposition and Social Habits
Dire Oxen observed in the wild tend to travel in small herds. These massive beasts are generally docile unless provoked, but if startled or attacked, males will protect the young and females in the herd, using their massive horns and sharp hooves effectively.
The Dire Ox can be found in varying ranges and climates. They have been observed in various locations, including mountain ranges, grasslands, and forests.
Most compatible: Dire Boar
- The Dire Ox shares the large size and immense strength of a bear, but a dire boar can equal a boar's strength and has greater ferocity.
Least compatible: Hawk
- The Dire Ox’s lack of wings and feathers, as well as its large size makes the hawk the least compatible.
Various body parts of the Dire Ox are prized by alchemists.