Loxo

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Loxo
Characteristics
Alignment Neutral
Type Monstrous humanoid
Image Wizards.com image
Publication history
Source books Shining South (3.5E), Monstrous Compendium Annual 1, 3E Monster Manual 2, Savage Species, Forgotten Realms 2 (MC11)

The Loxo are a fictional race in the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game. They are of the monstrous humanoid creature type. Loxo resemble humanoid elephants. They are named after a gigantic Quadling farmer in Ruth Plumly Thompson's Speedy in Oz.

Publication history[edit]

The loxo first appeared in second edition for the Forgotten Realms setting in the Monstrous Compendium Forgotten Realms Appendix II (1991), and reprinted in the Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994).[1]

The loxo appeared in the third edition Monster Manual II (2002),[2] and in Savage Species (2003). The loxo appeared as a player character race for the Forgotten Realms setting in Shining South (2004).

Description[edit]

Loxos appear as bipedal, humanoid elephants of roughly orc or ogre size. Their skin is bluish-gray and wrinkled with rough, sparse hair. Loxos, unlike an actual elephant, have two trunks. Both of these trunks end in three finger-like digits and they can use them as arms.

Loxo are seminomadic and peaceful clansfolk with a tribal culture which is a hybrid of Southern Asian and African real-life cultures. They inhabit warm plains.

Loxo are true neutral in alignment.

Loxo in the Forgotten Realms[edit]

In the Forgotten Realms campaign setting, loxo inhabit the African savannah-like grassland in the south known as the Shaar. Though usually peaceful, they war with the centaurs, wemics and thri-kreen which also dwell there.

Trivia[edit]

The name Loxo comes from the genus for African elephants, Loxodonta.

References[edit]

  1. Wise, David, et al. Monstrous Compendium Annual 1 (TSR, 1994)
  2. Bonny, Ed, Jeff Grubb, Rich Redman, Skip Williams, and Steve Winter. Monster Manual II (Wizards of the Coast, 2002)