Worldwound Animal Companions


Rules Questions


I have a character who is a PackLord Hunter that will be travelling within the worldwound. The packlord ability will allow him to add an animal companion when he levels and I realized that this seems to be based on the following ability.

Hunter wrote:
If a hunter releases her companion from service or her animal companion perishes, she may gain a new one by performing a ceremony requiring 24 uninterrupted hours of prayer in the environment where the new companion typically lives.

So, what I'm wondering is. What kinds of druid animal companions (if any) would be considered native to regions within the worldwound? I can't find any information on what sort of biomes are in the area other than that it's the abyss without being the abyss. So, does it all count as just abyss? can an area be both abyss and forest?

Alternatively, there are the animal companion archetypes Apex Species and Aberrant. Would simply applying one of these archetypes allow you to pick any animal companion you want so long as the region it's acquired from matches the terrain?

For example:
Could you gain an Apex Species (Underground) Lion while deep inside of a cave system? or Would you still have to visit an appropriate forest or plain in order to acquire the lion at which point it would gain the Apex Species (Underground) archetype?

Assuming this works, Would the Aberrant archetype, Apex Species and/or some other archetype be used to make any normally selectable animal companion available in the worldwound?

I am not the DM for this game, I'm just trying to get a bunch of ground work done for him to make his job easier. Ideally, I would like to provide him with a list of animals and say "based on Sources X and Y, these kinds of animals are options to me, is animal Z available?" or "based on sources X and Y I can pick anything I could normally pick so long as it has this archetype, is animal Z with said archetype available?"


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well, in The Worldwound

The Worldwound wrote:
Animals and other wild creatures below CR 5, such as wolves and bears, once inhabited the region in great numbers, but today only the most powerful species (including many variants of megafauna) can survive for long.

Seems like you can get megafauna, and not much else that is lower than CR5


Ryan Freire wrote:

well, in The Worldwound

The Worldwound wrote:
Animals and other wild creatures below CR 5, such as wolves and bears, once inhabited the region in great numbers, but today only the most powerful species (including many variants of megafauna) can survive for long.
Seems like you can get megafauna, and not much else that is lower than CR5

cool! thank you this is the sort of thing I was looking for.

Wolves are Any, Forest (temperate)
Bears are Forest (cold)

so, anything CR 5+ that lives in Cold weather and/or forests.

Turns out its a very short list.

Going through just the normal choices (I didn't look at plants or vermin) I came up with the following 2 lists.

CR 5+ non-aquadic Cold

Cave Lion
Deinotherium
Mastodon
Mammoth
War Cat

CR 5+ Forest(temperate)

Brontotherium
Chalicotherium
Elasmotherium
Megatherium

anything I missed?

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