A thick-set ostrich-like bird with a large blunt beak somewhat shaped like an axe head. They are strong and make good steeds. Feathers of the Jalpa are short and rust-coloured providing protection from sun and wind. Jalpa have an easy temperament and strong endurance. In the wilds of the Khob Odan, in the Mustang Territories, they travel in herds feeding on plants, large insects and the odd lizard or slow rodent. When trained they make good riding mounts but are not good fighting mounts – for that get a Kilkine, the variety of Jalpa bred for war.
Height/weight: 7′-8′, 750-900lbs
Carrying capacity: 230lbs
d20: Combat, use light horse stats, replacing attacks with one beak attack, 1d6+1.
As a mount:
6.5mph, 50 miles/day
(to 230lb) 5mph, 40miles/day
(to 300lb) 3mph, 26 miles/day