Giant Hamster

by Kipper Snifferdoo
 Climate/Terrain: Temperate
 Frequency: Rare (11% chance)
 Organization: Individual
 Activity Cycle: Day
 Diet: Omnivore
 Intelligence: Nonintelligent (0)
 Treasure: None
 Alignment: Neutral

 No. Appearing: 1
 Armor Class: 8
 Movement: 12
 Hit Dice: 2
 THAC0: 16
 No. of Attacks: 1
 Damage/Attack: 2-6
 Special Attack: Nil
 Special Defences: Nil
 Magic Resistance: Nil
 Size: S(2'-4')
 Morale: Steady (11-12)
 XP Value: 35
General Introduction: Giant Hamsters are about the size of a medium sized dog. Fully grown they range from 2 to 4 feet from head to tail and stand about a foot high. The colorings are the same a regular size hamsters. The majority have soft brown fur with white underbellies and pink feet and a pink nose. Their tail is short and stubby. Giant Hamsters also come in the long hair variety as well. Long hair hamsters come in a wider range of colors black, white, brown, and a mixture of those.

Combat: Giant Hamsters bite with long sharp teeth. They will only attack if provoked or if trained to attack (see below).

Habitat/Society: Giant Hamsters are bred by professional Giant Hampster breeders. No wild Giant Hamsters are known to exist. The only place to find Giant Hamsters are in Hylo of Northern Ergoth.

No ones knows exactly where Giant Hamsters first came from. Legend claims that the first Giant Hamster was sent here from another planet to warn the kender of an impending doom. Of course most serious scholars dismiss this as a kender tale and assume they were created by a kender trying to create some sort of magical hamster. The result being a giant variety of hamster not a magical one.

Ecology: Giant Hamsters are probably the best kender pet for a number of reasons. Unlike dogs Giant Hamsters can follow kender just about anywhere. They can slide through small spaces and even climb walls! In places where pets aren't allowed Giant Hamsters can be trained to roll up and they can be placed in a backpack. Their cheek space is much like a kender pouch allowing a kender to pocket an item inside the Hamster and retrieve it later (like after the kender has been thoroughly searched). Like dogs, they can be taught tricks (sit, heel, fetch, guard). More than that Giant Hamsters are quiet, cuddly and just plain cute.

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