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Pliny said that the offspring of a crocotta and a lion was the leucrota (or leucrocuta, leucrocotta, or leocrocotta), which could imitate the sound of a human voice. This was no doubt the source of the later, similar claims for the abilities of the crocotta itself. The leucrota was said to be a cloven hooved animal the size of a male donkey, yet swift and fierce. Described as having the haunches of a stag; the tail, chest, and neck of a lion; and the head of a badger, its mouth was said to open back as far as its ears. Instead of teeth it had ridges of bone that could crush anything. It was said to never close its eyes and its backbone was said to be so rigid that it had to turn around to see what was behind it.
The dog-wolf crocotta and the antelope-like leucrota were clearly meant to be two different types of animals, but because of their alleged blood relation, the similarity of their names, and their supposed ability to speak with a human voice, the authors of bestiaries often mistook one for another. This is likely the source of many of the later conflations of their reputed characteristics.
Many classicists believe that the source of Pliny's description was Ctesias' description of the cynolycus. Others believe that he may have been repeating a mangled description of the hyena.
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A deer shaped monstrosity slavers nearby. Its enormous maw stretches from ear to ear and is filled with a giant ridge of bone. Its eyes display a keen Intelligence.
When a luvecerviere mates
with a lion, a horror is born from the union. This result, known as a leucrota,
breeds true among itself.
Massive creatures, the leucrota are smaller than their parents, and bear little resemblence. They inherit the sadistic tendencies of their luvecerviere parents, but this is inflated to an astonishing degree, creating a psychotic beast with a borderline sociopathic mindset.
Unnaturally fast, leucrota eat anything, dead or alive, plant or animal.
A leucrota is 6 feet long and weighs about 300 pounds.
|Hit Dice||9d8+81 (121 hp)|
|Speed||70 ft. (14 squares)|
|Armor Class||21 (+3 Dexterity, +8 natural), touch 13, flat-footed 18|
|Attack||Bite +13 melee (2d8+10 19-20/X3)|
|Full Attack||Bite +13 melee (2d8+10 19-20/X3)|
|Space/Reach||5 ft./5 ft.|
|Special Attacks||Augmented Critical, bone-crushing bite|
|Special Qualities||Damage reduction 5/magic, Darkvision 60 ft., immunity to disease, Low-Light Vision|
|Saves||Fort +13, Ref +6, Will +5|
|Abilities||Strength 25, Dexterity 17, Constitution 28, Intelligence 12, Wisdom 9, Charisma 19|
|Skills||Bluff +16, Hide +9, Intimidate +16, Jump +29|
|Feats||Great Fortitude, Improved Initiative, Power Attack, Run|
|Environment||Warm deserts and plains|
|Alignment||Always chaotic evil|
|Advancement||10-18 HD (Medium); 19-27 HD (Large)|
Leucrota, like the luvecerviere
that spawned them, speak in voices chosen to lure their target away, where they
proceed to feast upon the still living individual.
A leucrota's natural attacks, as well as any weapons it wields, are treated as magic weapons for the purposes of overcoming damage reduction.
Augmented Critical (Ex) A leucrota threatens a critical hit with its bite on a roll of 19-20 and
deals triple damage on a successful critical hit.
Bone-Crushing Bite (Ex) On a successful critical hit with its bite, the powerful jaws of a leucrota shatters the body structure of the target, dealing an additional 2d4+10 points of damage, with a DC 21 Fortitude save for half damage. The Save DC is Strength-based.
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