A talking wooly mammoth is a massive herbivore found in Icewall that has the uncanny ability to speak common.
The talking woolly mammoth is a large creature that is well adapted to the cold and harsh climate of the frozen wastes of the Icewall plains. Although it looks much like an elephant, the wooly mammoth has smaller ears, a shorter trunk, and two fierce looking tusks. It is also covered in a dense dark gray fur that helps protect against the harsh environment of the tundra. It can also talk with a high sqeaky voice.
In battle mammoths are straight forward. They slam stamp and gore an opponent. Talking mammoth’s are somewhat more intelligent and have been known to situate themselves more strategically in a battle and have a clear understanding of when the tide is turning against them. Mammoths tend to get nervous around small and tiny creatures because they loose site of them too easily and tend to try to trample them.
Animals have low-light vision.
Trample (Ex): A mammoth can trample medium-size or smaller creatures for automatic gore damage. Opponents who do not make attacks of opportunity against the mammoth can attempt a Reflex save (DC 20) to halve the damage.
There is only one talking wooly mammoth known to exist. It is a male mammoth by the name of Winnie. Winnie was raised by a pair of gnomes who’s Lifequest it was to collect one of every living creature. The mammoth was abducted by the pair from Icewall at a young age and raised in captivity. Amazingly the mammoth soon began to imitate the gnomish “hyper-common” and eventually learned how to speak completely. The gnomes assisted in the education of their new pet as they waited for the day that Winnie matured enough to be pickled. With the assistance of a certain kender Winnie was able to escape and make his way to Icewall where he is looking for others of his kind.
There is not much known about the talking wooly mammoth society. Since Winnie is the only known species it is presumed that there are at least some intelligent wooly mammoths with the ability to speak roaming the frozen wastelands of the Icewall region.
This creature has not yet been play tested.
This is a kender type creature.