Pegasus
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Nature: Creature
Type: Magical Beast

Alignment: Chaotic Good
Size: Large
CR: 3

Description

"This magnificient equine has great bird-like wings upon its back and moves with a quiet and proud grace. Its coat and wings are pure white."

A typical pegasus stands 6 feet high at the shoulder, weighs 1'500 pounds, and has a wingspan of 20 feet. Most pegasi are white, though occasionally one is hatched with conventional horse colors and markings.
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Information

The pegasus is a magnificent winged horse that sometimes serves the cause of good. Though highly prized as aerial steeds, pegasi are wild and shy creatures not easily befriended. Pegasi mate for life, building their nests in high, remote locations. Pegasi lay eggs, and a mated pair usually have 1–2 eggs or 1–2 young in their nest.

The pegasus is, despite its appearance, as intelligent as a human. As such, those who try to train a pegasus to serve as a mount find the pegasus to be recalcitrant and even violent. A pegasus can't speak, but it understands Common and greatly prefers the company of a good companion.
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Using as Mounts

The proper method to convince a pegasus to serve as a mount is to befriend it with diplomacy, favors, and good deeds. A pegasus is generally "Indifferent" to a good-aligned creature, "Unfriendly" to a Neutral one, and "Hostile" to an evil one — before a pegasus will serve as a mount, a pegasus must be made "Helpful", whether via Diplomacy checks or other means.

Riding a pegasus requires an exotic saddle or no saddle at all, as a regular saddle’s straps interfere with the creature’s wings. A pegasus can fight while carrying a rider, but the rider can't also attack unless he or she succeeds on a Ride check. Trained pegasi are not afraid of combat, and the rider doesn't need to make a Ride check each round merely to control their mount.

Pegasi eggs are worth 2'000 gp each on the open market, while young are worth 3'000 gp per head. However, as they are intelligent, good-aligned creatures, selling eggs and young is essentially slavery and so is outlawed in most of Khorvaire's nations.

Pegasi mature at the same rate as horses. Professional trainers charge 1'000 gp to rear or train a pegasus, which serves a good or neutral master with absolute faithfulness for life.

Carrying capacity:
Light load: up to 300 pounds
Medium load: 301–600 pounds
Heavy load: 601–900 pounds

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