Creature Name: Pack Mule
Observations by: Deider of Pelar
Creature Type: Animal ((2032))
Creature Subtype: Equine
CTS trainable: Not yet (submitted, but not yet reviewed).
A mule is the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse. They are often thought to be a good combination of the traits of their parents; mules are usually more patient, hardy and long-lived than horses, and less obstinate and more intelligent than donkeys. Mules themselves are sterile.
Mules are herbivores like their parent species, and usually eat grasses and grains.
Disposition and Social Habits
Mules do not form herds and are more solitary and independent like their donkey parent.
There are no wild mules; they are always the offspring of a forced mating of a horse and a donkey by humanoids. They are often kept by Romini.
Most compatible: Dire Boar
- Like dire boars, mules are hooved animals and are strong for their size.
Least compatible: Giant Spider
- Giant spiders are far removed from mules in terms of type of animal.
It is thought that the first mules were bred by the Romini, who brought horses from the plains of The Kurathene Empire south to what is now M'Chek to found the city of Mikona. During this time the Romini encountered donkeys for the first time, and bred them with horses to create a useful beast of burden. Mules are usually stronger than horses of the same size while being less stubborn than donkeys.