The fierce draconids of the Letonan Savannah, Horn Crests are fiercely territorial brutes with little regard for the laws of men. Their hides are exceptionally thick, hardening to almost stone-like invulnerability by the time they reach adulthood. These intelligent creatures are exceptionally powerful, and can be incredibly dangerous. They are, however, smart enough to make deals with local tribes for protection and a cessation of hostilities if such deals benefit them enough.
There are a number of tribes across the savannah that pay tribute to the Horn Crest that claims their territory as its own. In exchange for their tribute, their lands are theirs to do with as they see fit, and the dragon promises to protect them from any of the greater harms that may come to them from the dangers of the savannah. These deals are not entered into lightly by village leaders, however, as any perceived breach in the arrangements can spell doom. A Horn Crest slighted is synonymous to a village razed, and though these creatures are smart enough to enter contractual deals, they don't always see the terms in the same way that their "subjects" do
The lands claimed by a Horn Crest are known to be exceptionally bounteous in terms of the creatures that live therein. Though these creatures are exceptional hunters, they are wise enough to make certain that the herds that they prey upon function well and maintain high populations. As such, Horn Crests typically try to prey only upon males, leaving the breeding females alive to reproduce
A Horn Crest takes any slight to be worthy of death, and maintains a long memory for every insult it has been given. In most cases, the creatures' lust for vengeance is not sated merely by the one who gave offense, but must include the destruction of their home town or offspring to be considered complete. Those who are born to one who has gained the ire of a Horn Crest must be constantly on their guard, for their progenitor's blood alone is not enough to meet these creatures' vengeful appetites.
Though these massive creatures are already terrifying enough due to their claws and teeth, those who have observed them note that perhaps their most powerful weapon is their stone-hard body itself. Their charging attack churns the earth itself and is a death sentence to anyone foolish enough to attempt to hold their ground against it. Luckily, it requires a lot of stamina so they can't just keep charging, but watch out all the same.
In addition to their obvious physical prowess, older Crest Horns boast a breath attack that slows and disables their prey, making them easy to pick off while their movement is hindered. This allows the Horn Crests to slow massive numbers of creatures, and pick off only those they want, allowing them to hunt carefully an precisely.
Among the Horn Crests, only the males possess wings. The females are far more lithe, and seem to boast more leonin qualities than their counterparts. Male Horn Crests use their wings to stabilize during a charge.
The Snub-Winged Horn Crest miniature, Resin printed in high level detail for tabletop games such as D&D 5e.
The models comes in multiple pieces that can be glued together as well as the stat block provided in physical form.
This model comes in the colour grey and is unpainted.
Due to the nature of resin printing, small artifacts may still remain on the model which can be sanded away. I do my best to remove as many as I can however some may be missed.
Please note that some model come split in parts or split from their base and require some sort of adhesive like super glue to attach to the other parts.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. This model design and the digital render is by the creator at The Dragon Trapper's Lodge and part of the Savannah Set, September 2021 Release, who can be found at https://www.patreon.com/dragontrapperslodge
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