Equs are common riding beasts throughout Talislanta. They combine mammalian and reptilian characteristics. They are intelligent, and some can even speak the language of humanoids, an ability they generally conceal.
There are four sub-species:
- Graymane, the common variety
- Silvermane, a swift, less hardy variety
- Snowmane, sure-footed equs bred for cold climates
- Darkmane, not only difficult but often hostile creatures
Graymanes average over 5' at the shoulder and 400-600 lbs.