Animal Retainer/Common

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Common Animal Retainer Examples


Cat (House)
Description: Cats are feline carnivores that stalk and pounce upon prey, killing it by snapping its neck with their jaws. Cats are intelligent animals and clever hunters, but difficult to train. They have exceptionally sharp hearing and keen night vision, plus well-developed senses of taste and smell. The following traits are typical for a medium to large cat (9 to 12 pounds).
Attributes: Intelligence 1, Wits 4, Resolve 3, Strength 1, Dexterity 5, Stamina 3, Presence 3, Manipulation 1, Composure 3
Skills: Athletics 4 (Climbing), Brawl 2, Stealth 3 (Stalking), Survival 1

Willpower: 6
Initiative: 8
Defense: 5

Speed: 13 (species factor 7)
Size: 2
Health: 5

Weapons/Attacks:
Bite: 0(L); DP: 2
Claw: 0(L); DP: 2


Chicken

Description: Chicken. Farmyard foul. Various breeds that produce various types of eggs. Chickens are often raised for egg production and meat.

Attributes: Intelligence 1, Wits 2, Resolve 2, Strength 1, Dexterity 1, Stamina 1, Presence 2, Manipulation 1, Composure 2
Skills: Athletics 2 (Running), Brawl 1, Intimidation 2

Willpower: 4
Initiative: 3
Defense: 2

Speed: 7 (Species factor 5)
Size: 2
Health: 3

Weapons/Attacks:
Beak: 0L, DP: 2
Talon: 2L, DP: 4


Cow/Steer (Cattle)

Description: Cattle (colloquially cows) are the most common type of large domesticated ungulates. Cattle are raised as livestock for meat (beef and veal), as dairy animals for milk and other dairy products, and as draft animals (oxen or bullocks) (pulling carts, plows and the like). Other products include leather and dung for manure or fuel. Cattle weigh in at 640 kg on average (Adult, Male, Steer), 25 – 45 kg (Newborn), 753 kg on average (Adult), 725 kg on average (Female, Adult, Cow).

Attributes: Intelligence 1, Wits 1, Resolve 2, Strength 4, Dexterity 2, Stamina 4, Presence 2, Manipulation 1, Composure 2
Skills: Athletics 1, Brawl 1 (Stampeding), Survival 1

Willpower: 4
Initiative: 4
Defense: 2

Speed: 17 (species factor 11)
Size: 6
Health: 10

Weapons/Attacks:
Bite: 0(B); DP: 5
Hoof: 1(L); DP: 6 *
Stampede: 3L; DP: 9 (+1 for every additional cow) *
xxxxx* Special: Knockdown (see WoD p. 168)

Dog (Small)

Attributes: Intelligence 1, Wits 4, Resolve 3, Strength 1, Dexterity 3, Stamina 2, Presence 4, Manipulation 1, Composure 3
Skills: Athletics (Running) 2, Brawl 1 (Grappling), Intimidation 1, Stealth 2, Survival (Tracking) 3

Willpower: 6
Initiative: 6
Defense: 4

Speed: 10 (species factor 6)
Size: 2
Health: 4

Weapons/Attacks:
Bite: 0(L); DP: 2
Lockjaw Grapple: 0(L); DP: 3


Dog (Medium)

Attributes: Intelligence 1, Wits 4, Resolve 3, Strength 2, Dexterity 3, Stamina 2, Presence 3, Manipulation 1, Composure 3
Skills: Athletics (Running) 3, Brawl 2 (Grappling), Intimidation 1, Stealth 1, Survival (Tracking) 3

Willpower: 6
Initiative: 6
Defense: 4

Speed: 11 (species factor 6)
Size: 3
Health: 5

Weapons/Attacks:
Bite: 0(L); DP: 4
Lockjaw Grapple: 0(L); DP: 5


Dog (Large)

Description: Dogs are pack-oriented carnivores that are capable of hunting and killing prey many times their size through teamwork and persistence. Dogs come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and intellect, and are generally loyal and can be taught a wide variety of tasks. Dogs have highly acute senses of smell and taste, powerful jaws, and are tireless runners. The traits listed below are representative of a guard dog (80 to 100 pounds).
Attributes: Intelligence 1, Wits 4, Resolve 3, Strength 4, Dexterity 3, Stamina 3, Presence 3, Manipulation 1, Composure 3
Skills: Athletics (Running) 4, Brawl 3 (Grappling), Intimidation 3, Stealth 1, Survival (Tracking) 3

Willpower: 6
Initiative: 6
Defense: 4

Speed: 14 (species factor 7)
Size: 4
Health: 7

Weapons/Attacks:
Bite: 1(L); DP: 8
Lockjaw Grapple: 1(L); DP: 9


Dog (Huge)

Irish Wolfhounds, Great Danes, Saint Bernards and other enormous breeds.

Attributes: Intelligence 1, Wits 4, Resolve 3, Strength 5, Dexterity 2, Stamina 4, Presence 3, Manipulation 1, Composure 3
Skills: Athletics (Running) 4, Brawl 3 (Grappling), Intimidation 4, Survival (Tracking) 3

Willpower: 6
Initiative: 5
Defense: 4

Speed: 14 (species factor 7)
Size: 5
Health: 9

Weapons/Attacks:
Bite: 1(L); DP: 9
Lockjaw Grapple: 1(L); DP: 10


Horse (Pony)

Description: Horses are large herbivores with a long history of domestication by humans, serving as draft animals farm workers and fighting mounts for thousands of years. Horses vary considerably in size, weight and temperament, but are generally intelligent and easy to train. The traits listed below represent a small-sized riding horse (less than 725 and 14.2 hands tall).

Attributes: Intelligence 1, Wits 3, Resolve 3, Strength 4, Dexterity 3, Stamina 5, Presence 3, Manipulation 1, Composure 2
Skills: Athletics 4 (Running), Brawl 1, Survival 2

Willpower: 5
Initiative: 5
Defense: 3

Speed: 19 (species factor 12)
Size: 5
Health: 10

Weapons/Attacks:
Bite: 0(L); DP: 5
Hoof: 2(L); DP: 7

  • Special: Knockdown (see WoD p. 168)


Horse

Description: Horses are large herbivores with a long history of domestication by humans, serving as draft animals farm workers and fighting mounts for thousands of years. Horses vary considerably in size, weight and temperament, but are generally intelligent and easy to train. The traits listed below represent a medium-sized riding horse (725 to 1000 pounds and 14.2 to 16 hands tall).

Attributes: Intelligence 1, Wits 3, Resolve 3, Strength 6, Dexterity 3, Stamina 5, Presence 3, Manipulation 1, Composure 2
Skills: Athletics 4 (Running), Brawl 1, Survival 2

Willpower: 5
Initiative: 5
Defense: 3

Speed: 21 (species factor 12)
Size: 7
Health: 12

Weapons/Attacks:
Bite: 0(L); DP: 7
Hoof: 2(L)*; DP: 9

  • Special: Knockdown (see WoD p. 168)


Horse (Draft)

Description: Horses are large herbivores with a long history of domestication by humans, serving as draft animals farm workers and fighting mounts for thousands of years. Horses vary considerably in size, weight and temperament, but are generally intelligent and easy to train. The traits listed below represent a large-sized riding/draft horse (1000 pounds+, 16 hands+).

Attributes: Intelligence 1, Wits 3, Resolve 3, Strength 7, Dexterity 3, Stamina 6, Presence 3, Manipulation 1, Composure 2
Skills: Athletics 3 (Running), Brawl 1, Survival 2

Willpower: 5
Initiative: 5
Defense: 3

Speed: 18 (species factor 8)
Size: 8
Health: 14

Weapons/Attacks:
Bite: 0(L); DP: 8
Hoof: 2(L)*; DP: 10

  • Special: Knockdown (see WoD p. 168)


Maine Coon

Description: Maine Coons are a particularly large breed of house cat. They tend to be slower, but much bigger, than the average house cat. The following traits are typical for a medium to large Maine Coon (12 to 25 pounds; females typically top out at 18).

Attributes
Intelligence 1, Wits 4, Resolve 3
Strength 2, Dexterity 4, Stamina 3
Presence 3, Manipulation 1, Composure 3


Skills
Athletics 4 (Climbing), Brawl 2 (Clawing), Stealth 3 (Stalking), Survival 1


Willpower: 6
Initiative: 7
Defense: 4


Speed: 13 (species factor 7)
Size: 3
Health: 6


Weapons/Attacks:
Bite: 1(L); DP: 5
Claw: 0(L); DP: 5