Nature: Creature
Type: Magical Beast
Heraldry: Orien

Alignment: Chaotic Good
Size: Large
CR: 3

Description: "This magnificent beast looks like a white horse, but with a goat’s beard and a single long ivory horn on its brow."

The unicorn lived in a lilac wood, and she lived all alone. She was very old, though she did not know it, and she was no longer the careless color of sea foam but rather the color of snow falling on a moonlit night. But her eyes were still clear and unwearied, and she still moved like a shadow on the sea.

She did not look anything like a horned horse, as unicorns are often pictured, being smaller and cloven-hoofed, and possessing that oldest, wildest grace that horses have never had, that deer have only in a shy, thin imitation and goats in dancing mockery.

Unicorns are immortal. It is their nature to live alone in one place: usually a forest where there is a pool clear enough for them to see themselves - for they are a little vain, knowing themselves to be the most beautiful creatures in all the world, and magic besides. They mate very rarely, and no place is more enchanted than one where a unicorn has been born.

The last time she had seen another unicorn, the young virgins who still came seeking her now and then had called to her in a different tongue; but then, she had no idea of months and years and centuries, or even of seasons.

It was always spring in her forest, because she lived there, and she wandered all day among the great beech trees, keeping watch over the animals that lived in the ground and under bushes, in nests and caves, earths and treetops.

Generation after generation, wolves and rabbits alike, they hunted and loved and had children and died, and as the unicorn did none of these things, she never grew tired of watching them.
―"The Last Unicorn", by Peter S. Beagle

A typical unicorn is 8 feet long and 5 feet tall at the shoulder, weighing 1'200 pounds.

Information: Unicorns are fierce, intelligent creatures of the forest, noble beasts who keep their own counsel and typically appear only to defend their homes against evil. They universally shun all creatures except for good-aligned fey, good & pure-hearted humanoids, and the woodlands’ native animals, though they may fight alongside other good creatures against common enemies.

Unicorns mate for life, and the pairs generally make their homes in specific glades or dells within the vast forests they protect (these regions can cover anywhere from a few dozen square miles to hundreds). They allow good and neutral creatures to pass through, hunt for food, or reside in their woods unharmed, but evil creatures and those who damage the local ecosystem more than necessary through sport hunting or commercial logging are swiftly driven out or killed.

On rare occasions, lone unicorns without mates or whose partners have been slain have been known to adopt young humanoids of exceptionally pure virtue as surrogates, allowing these youths to ride on their backs and becoming their guardians and protectors for life. This bond generally ends amiably if the person becomes more committed to someone else — such as a lover or child — giving rise to the myth that unicorns only befriend virgin girls.

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