Horse, Moon-

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Horse, Moon-
Climate/Terrain:Plains, meadows (Evermeet)
Activity Cycle:Day
Intelligence:Average.very (9-12)
Alignment:Chaotic Good
No. Appearing:5-20
Armor Class:7
Hit Dice:4
No. of Attacks:2
Special Attacks:Magic
Special Defenses:Undead immunity
Magic Resistance:Nil
Morale:Champion (15)
XP Value:270

Moon-horses, also known as teu'kelytha, are a race of highly intelligent, magic-using horses that are unique to Evermeet. The last herds of moon-horses on Faerûn were transported to the isle during the retreat, and most continue to run free through Evermeet's forests and meadows, serving the elves as needed.

These magnificent animals vary from white to silverygray in color, with manes ranging from white to black. A moon-horse.s eyes are deep and highly intelligent, and its facial expressions reflect a wide variety of moods.

Moon-horses are similar in temperament to the elves whom they serve. They roam Evermeet freely, but voluntarily serve as cavalry mounts for Evermeet's cavalry.

Combat: Moon-horses are tough fighters, and far less flighty than ordinary horses. Each moon-horse has the ability to cast one magical spell per day, as determined by rolling 1d10 and referring to the following table.

Die RollSpell
1Color spray
2Magic Missile
5Wall of Fog
7Ray of Enfeeblement
8Stinking Cloud
9Summon Swarm

Moon-horses are completely immune to all special attacks such as level drain or paralysis by undead, although they still take normal damage.

Habitat/Society: Moon-horses normally travel in herds of as many as 20 individuals. However, many associate voluntarily with elves, serving as companions and mounts.

The horses' association with the elves is a very old one. Ancient legends tell of heroes who rode wise and mighty moon-horses into battle, and of moon-horses who saved their masters at the cost of their own lives. The alliance between the two races continues to this day, with moon-horses serving the riders of Queen Amlaruil.

Ecology: Moon-horses suffer from many of the same fertility problems as elves. Typically, a given moonhorse female has only one or two foals during her entire lifetime. Moon-horses are quite long-lived, with a lifespan of 200 years or more. Because of the rarity of foals among the moon-horses, births are momentous events, celebrated by elves and horses alike.