Yampa was the name of a water buffalo that was considered holy in the Padhran religion.[1]

Yampa carried the Enlightened One to "the realms of perfection"[1] after he achieved enlightenment, sometime up to three millennia before the 14th century DR.[2]

By the mid–14th century DR, a room called the Hall of the Water Buffalo lay within the Horseshoe Temple in the Quoya Desert. It housed a large statue of Yampa.[1]



It is not clear who or what Yampa is, apart from being a water buffalo. In Storm Riders, the Padhra (identified as the Enlightened One) is known to have leopard companions Gaumahavi and Sandiraksiva, who reincarnated as higher animal forms, so it is possible one became the water buffalo Yampa.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 David Cook (1990). The Horde (Cards). (TSR, Inc), p. 3b. ISBN 978-0880388689.
  2. Troy Denning (1990). Storm Riders. (TSR, Inc), p. 12. ISBN 0-88038-834-X.