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A unicorn in a forest.
Unicorns exist to protect forests from intelligent creatures. They dwell deep within their forests, and shun most creatures, only conferring with fey such as pixies, dryads, and sprites, showing themselves only when they have to save their forests. Unicorns are strongly magical creatures, with most of their abilities coming from their horn. Unicorns are attracted to innocence; particularly young maidens. Some young women have even proven themselves to be capable of taming and riding a unicorn as a mount. Only the foolish, however, consider a unicorn to be a dumb animal. It is an intelligent magical beast with vast mystical powers at its disposal.
A unicorn is a magical sylvan creature resembling a beautiful white horse. It is easily distinguished from a normal horse as it has glowing eyes, cloven hooves, a lion’s tail, a single long ivory horn (called an alicorn) that protrudes from its head, and males have a goat's beard.Unicorns are highly prized for the magical properties of their horns and their value as mounts. They can live up to 1,000 years, and show effects of aging only weeks before death.
Many unicorns revere the god Lurue.
They are able to sense evil nearby, and radiate an aura which protects them from most evil spells. A touch of the unicorn's horn can both heal wounds and cure poison. Also, once a day, a unicorn can teleport to anywhere within its forest home. Unicorns attack primarily by impaling foes on their horns, or with their hooves.
Unlike most animalistic creatures who are not capable of speech, they can speak Common and Sylvan.
- Black unicorn
- These evil counterparts are created through magical breeding programs by the the Red Wizards of Thay.
- ↑ James Wyatt and Rob Heinsoo (February 2001). Monsters of Faerûn, p. 84. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-1832-2.
- Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.