Centaurs in Xyllomer
"Greetings fellow citizens of Xyllomer. It was Tharandil in all
of her wisdom that created us centaurs. She took the natural
ability of a human and combined it with the power of an equine.
We are the strongest of all of the races in Xyllomer. Our size
may sometimes not permit us to travel to certain places, like
holes or up trees, but then who needs to go into a hole but a
gopher and who needs to go into a tree but a squirrel? And
besides, with power and stamina that are unmatched by any
other, we are by far the largest and most powerful fighters
Within the last few years, Tharandil has been displeased with
us. She has given us a curse so that no more shall be born, and
thus we have been doomed to live out our lives without the
possibility of a new generation of centaurs."
Centaurs are the largest and most powerful race. Combining
the upper torso of a human with the body of a horse, they are
usually more than two meters in size and weigh more than 150 kg.
Centaurs are a rare view in Xyllomer nowadays. Thus, they are
always special, but also always lonely. As result of their curse,
all centaurs still alive today are very old.
Strengths and weaknesses:
Centaurs are awesome in combat because their front hooves grant
them additional attacks. Just like all other races, they can
charge with lances, but unlike them they need no horse to do it.
They have great stamina and overall more suited to physical than
to mental tasks. The downsize of their impressive appearance is
that their body and size don't always allow them to move the way
other races can: they can't squeeze through very small holes and
need help for climbing trees. Also, because of their physique,
only a limited choice of armours is available to centaurs, and
they can't always protect all parts of their bodies.
The fate of the centaurs:
For an unknown reason they have become infertile, much to
Tharandil's sorrow. They are doomed to remain without progeny.
Hence, the centaurs are fated to roam the world of Xyllomer in
ever lesser numbers.
No known subraces of the centaurs are documented.
[NOTE: This race is currently not available for new players]