||The cedar lions of the Saradian Coast are large predators. A full-grown male can reach 1.6 meters in length and mass 65 kg. They are excellent climbers and ambush hunters, as their normal prey are ash deer and small (usually juvenile) mountain sheep. Their mother Utunna is known to both the Rannaguls and the Korantines, but she is arrogant and will not treat with most mortals. She does owe fealty to Aasrad-Afan, who shields her children from the sight of both humans and animals.
Some cedar lions are particularly blessed by Aasrad-Afan. These lions are able to use the theist Chameleon spell while within the territory of the Saradian Coast, using Willpower both for casting and to determine spell intensity. Lions chosen by Aasrad-Afan also have higher POW and Willpower. They use their own Magic Points to fuel the Chameleon effect. There are stories of tremendously old and powerful lions that have achieved powers well beyond these, including normal INT, exceptional physical characteristics, and various divine Gifts.
Special Abilities: Leaper, Night Sight (RQ6: pg 312-316)