N Medium animal
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent; Perception +11
AC 14, touch 12, flat-footed 12 (+2 Dex, +2 natural)
hp 26 (4d10+4)
Fort +5, Ref +6, Will +3
Speed 50 ft.
Melee bite +7 (1d6+4 plus trip)
Str 17, Dex 15, Con 13, Int 3, Wis 14, Cha 10
Base Atk +4; CMB +7; CMD 19 (23 vs. trip)
Feats Run, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Perception +11, Stealth +9, Survival +5; Racial Modifiers +2 Perception, +2 Stealth, +2 Survival
Environment temperate forests and plains
Organization solitary, pair, or pack (3–11)
Wargs are great wolves, typically larger than your average wolf. A dire wolf, to be exact. Long ago, the orcs had tamed the dire wolves on their planet and bred them into mounts. The resulting wolf can be properly called a "warg" or ischyró lýkos (ισχυρό λύκος) in Hellenic. Over the years, these powerful canines would be the favored method of transportation.
When the orcs came to Lemurias, they brought their powerful mounts in the process. Through the years, some of the packs had become wild and live in the wilderness as wild large wolves. Often such packs are allowed to run wild, but such packs near human and orc settlements can be either captured and tamed into mounts, or more often than not, exterminated for the danger they represent to human life.
Wargs are treated as dire wolves for the purposes of being an animal companion for druids and rangers.
- The word warg is Old English (Frisian) for a really big wolf or a dire wolf.
- "Worg" is a modern transformation of the word warg.
- In Norse mythology, a vargr (pl. vargar; often anglicised as warg or varg) is a wolf and in particular refers to the wolf Fenrir and his sons Sköll and Hati. Based on this, J. R. R. Tolkien in his fiction used the Old English form warg (other O.E. forms being wearg and wearh) to refer to a wolf-like creature of a particularly evil kind.
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