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Hircocervus
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Alternate Names/Spellings Hircocervi, Tragelaph, Tragelaphi, Tragelaphoi, Tragelaphos, Tragelaphus
Origins
Alignment Neutral Good, Chaotic Good, Chaotic Neutral
Element
Species Magical Beast
Appearance


Origin

The Hircocervus is a creature with origins in the mythology, legend and folklore of Medieval Europe. While the name derives from a portmanteau of the Latin 'hircus' (goat) + 'cervus' (deer), there is no proof that the species originates from a crossbreeding of goats and deer, nor even that a viable offspring of such a union is possible, under mundane circumstances.

Then again, it is entirely possible that such a chimera was born of a union between goat and deer, under magical circumstances, instead. Also possible, goats and deer could share a common ancestor, making the hircocervus a 'missing link' to genetically bridge the two species.

Appearance

While the name 'Hircocervus' is accurate, in that the species consists of traits found within both goats and deer, the creature's outward appearance is largely akin to that of a deer. Physically, the only thing that sets it apart from a mundane deer is that its antlers also branch off into a pair of goat's horns, which are attached to the skull.

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