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Elaphocentaur
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Alternate Names/Spellings (m.) Buck Centaur, Deer Centaur, Cervitaur, Cervocentaur, Deer-Centaur, Deer Taur, Deer-Taur, Deertaur, (f.) Doe Centaur, (f) Elaphocentauress, (pl) Elaphocentauri, (pl. f.) Elaphocentaurides, (f) Elaphocentauris, (pl) Elaphocentauroi, Elaphocentaurus, (pl) Elaphokentauroi, Elaphokentauros, (y.) Fawn Centaur, (m.) Hart Centaur, (f.) Hind Centaur, (m.) Stag Centaur
Origins
Alignment Chaotic Good, Chaotic Neutral, Neutral Good
Element Earth/Metal/Sand
Species Humanoid (Chimera)
Appearance Cervine Humanoid Chimera


Origins

The Elaphocentaur is one of a race of creatures with origins in Italian mythology, legend and folklore.

In particular, they appear in art by the Romans' predecessors, the Etruscans, of Central Italy's Etruria.

Within that civilization, they were depicted as a representation of a diligent and devoted servant.

Appearance

From the waist up, Elaphocentaurs appear as ordinary humans, at least mostly. Skin tone may be any color possible for mundane humans. Eye color may be any color possible for either humans or deer. Some may have ears or eyes or a nose like a deer (or perhaps just pointed ears). In some cases, male Elaphocentaurs may even have antlers. Overall, however, facial features are largely discernible as humanoid.

The lower half of the Elaphocentaur's body (below the human waist) is like the neck-down body of a mundane deer. The specific species of deer, naturally, varies from one family of Elaphocentaur to another. One may have traits of a white-tailed deer, fallow deer, Chinese water deer, sika deer, roe deer, red deer, an elk, a moose or the like.

Certain size variations may occur, but they would all be within the human and deer range of possibility; for example, a moose-centaur or an elk-centaur tends toward the human equivalent of gigantism, while a Northern pudu-centaur (or its Southern cousin) would tend toward the human equivalent of dwarfism.

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