Like all giant space hamsters, they were not naturally evolving creatures, but were instead created by gnomes originally from Krynn. Gnomes experimented with giant space hamster breeding by mixing enchanted substances from a variety of monsters into the process, which produced several varieties of giant space hamster. Among those, miniature giant space hamsters were one of the more unusual varieties.
These creatures were apparently quite intelligent and had the ability to talk in whispers, though most of the time they just made normal hamster squeaks.
Unlike most giant space hamster variants, miniature giant space hamsters did not fill the ecological niches usually associated with large animals such as rhinos and elephants and were instead usually kept as pets.
Notable Miniature Giant Space HamstersEdit
- Boo, the only known miniature giant space hamster in Realmspace and the animal companion of the Rashemi ranger Minsc ever since his first head wound. However, as Minsc was quite addled, it was unclear whether or not his claims were true.
- Miniature giant space hamsters also appeared in the Planescape supplemental book, In the Cage: A Guide to Sigil, which predated Baldur's Gate by three years.
- In Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide, Dagget Filth mentioned gigantic space hamsters.
- In Mass Effect 2 and 3, also from BioWare, the player could buy a "Space Hamster" in the human shop on the Citadel.
- Baldur's Gate computer game
- Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn computer game
- Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn novelization
- Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal computer game
- Miniature giant space hamster article at the Baldur's Gate Wiki, a wiki for the Baldur's Gate games.
- Giant Space Hamster
- Space Hamster article at the Mass Effect Wiki for the Mass Effect games.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Jeff Grubb (1990). Monstrous Compendium Spelljammer Appendix 1. In Mike Breault ed. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 28–29. ISBN 0-88038-871-4.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 BioWare (1998). James Ohlen, Ray Muzyka. Baldur's Gate. Black Isle Studios.
- ↑ Wolfgang Baur In The Cage: A Guide to Sigil. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 078690111X.