The gashant is the most common mount for riding, racing, and packing on Mars. Weighing 800 pounds, the horse-size creature is a beaked reptile with sharp clawed feet and the crisp grace of a bird of prey. It runs on two feet with tail fully extended for balance.
Gashants trained as war mounts have almost identical stats, but with Fighting d8, Guts d8, and the special ability of Pounce (on a successful Riding roll, the gashant leaps up to 3” and attacks with its feet claws for Str+d6 damage). War gashants cost two times or more than their ordinary counterparts.
Agility d8, Smarts d4 (A), Spirit d6, Strength d12+1, Vigor d10
Fighting d4, Guts d6, Notice d6, Survival d6
Pace: 8, Parry: 4, Toughness: 10 (1)
• Armor +1: Leathery hide.
• Bite: Str + d4.
• Drought Resistant: Gashants can survive without water for one week.
• Fleet-Footed: d10 when running.
• Size +2: Gashants weigh between 700 and 900 pounds.