Saturday, October 13, 2018


The equine-equivalent to a tank, these massive warhorses are notorious for being cranky. They will often only obey one rider or groom, and are more than content to bite and kick those they’re not familiar with – on or off the battlefield. These rare creatures are a sign of wealth and power among the elite of society and their retainers. Destriers weigh about 1,840 pounds.

First Encounter

SM 1 Animal

Basic Speed 4.75
Vision 12
Hearing 12
Smell 12

Traits Night Vision 4; Nondiscriminatory Vision; Peripheral Vision; Parabolic Hearing 2; Ultrahearing.


HP 23
FP 13
DR 1
Dodge 9
Parry –
Block –

Weaknesses Bad Temper (12).
Traits Combat Reflexes; Temperature Tolerance 1 (25°F to 90°F).


Ground Move 6/12

Bite (9) 2d-2 crushing. Reach C.
Kick (7) 2d+2 crushing. Reach C-1.
Trample (9) 2d+2 crushing. Only affects prone SM 0 targets or any target of SM -1 smaller. Counts as large area attack (p. B400) against SM -2 targets.
Didn’t See You There! Anytime the destrier realigns its body with its head, and SM 0 or smaller creatures in the way are shoved. They may defend normally. Success means they duck or dodge around the destrier, but failure moves them with the destrier however far is necessary for the realignment to take place. If this results in him getting knocked down, he must Dodge at -3 to avoid also being trampled for 1d crushing damage as large area injury!


ST 23
DX 9
HT 10
IQ 4
Per 12
Will 10

Traits Careful; Congenial; Domestic Animal.
Skills Running-12.

A raw horse hide can be removed with a successful Professional Skill (Butcher) roll. The value is $3dx25, plus 5% per point of Margin of Success. A separate successful Professional Skill (Butcher) roll produces 736 lbs. of meat, plus an additional 92 lbs. per point of success to a maximum of 1,288 lbs. of meat.

Destriers have BL 135 with the following encumbrance breakdown:
  • None 135 lbs.
  • Light 270 lbs.
  • Medium 405 lbs.
  • Heavy 810 lbs.
  • Extra- Heavy 1,350 lbs.
Mares lack Combat Reflexes and Bad Temper (15). A healthy destrier is worth $100,000, and twice that once blooded in battle. Food costs $10 and weighs 41 lbs. per day, and a professional groom is required ($90 per day). Stabling in Town usually costs $15 per day.

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