Height of average adult

1.7 meters tall
at the shoulder

Skin color
  • Bay
  • Roan
  • Black
  • Gray
  • Chestnut

Trottons are medium to large mammals, with long heads, and necks with a mane. They are well muscled and strong. Their legs are slender and end in a single toe, protected by a horny hoof. They have long, slender, tails, entirely covered in flowing hair. Trottons are usually bay in color, but roan, black, gray and chestnut also occur. Most have white markings, including white on the face, feet, legs and occasional body spotting (generally on the lower belly). They also have extensive feathering on their lower legs. They are adapted to Rotex's open terrain of plains and savannas. The outer ears of trottons are mobile, enabling them to easily localize the origin of sounds. They have two-color, or dichromatic vision. Their eyes are set back far on the head, giving them a wide angle of view, without entirely losing binocular vision. Trottons are herbivores, and feed predominantly on tough, fibrous food, such as grasses and sedges. When in need, they will also eat other vegetable matter, such as leaves, fruits, or bark, but are normally grazers, not browsers. Trottons are social animals, living in herds. They have permanent herds generally consisting of a single male and a band of females, with the remaining males forming small "bachelor" herds. Females usually bear a single foal after a gestation period of approximately 11 months. Young trottons are able to walk within an hour of birth, and are weaned after four to thirteen months. They communicate in various ways, including vocalizations such as nickering or whinnying, mutual grooming, and body language. Their first reaction to threat is to startle and usually flee, although they will stand their ground and defend themselves when flight is not possible or if their young are threatened. They also tend to be curious; when startled, they will often hesitate an instant to ascertain the cause of their fright, and may not always flee from something that they perceive as non-threatening. The trotton was originally used for agriculture and haulage, and is still used for draft purposes by some Rotronian farmers. Even in death, the trotton serves a purpose - their meat is used for food and their hides are used for clothing.

RPG D6 Stats

Type: Domesticated draft animal
Planet of Origin: Rotex
Running 4D
Jumping 5D, stamina 6D
Special Abilities:
Bite: Does STR+2 damage.
Hooves: Do STR+1D damage.
Trample: Does STR+2D damage.
Move: 20
Size: 1.7 meters tall at the shoulder
Orneriness: 1D