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campaigns, however, extra efforts made to locate followers increases the likelihood of their appearance.

A good DM tries to capture the behavior of real animals, and doesn't just announce to the ranger that an animal follower just presented itself. Instead, the DM describes the actions and behavior of the animal and allows the ranger to come to his own conclusions. How does a ranger know if a particular animal is indeed a follower? Here are some signs:  The animal doggedly follows him. If the ranger climbs a steep mountain, the animal struggles to keep up. If he goes swimming, the animal waits on the shore.  The animal shows signs of affection. A lion rubs against the ranger's legs, a wolf licks his face, a horse nuzzles him.  The animal is uncharacteristically docile. A tiger sits peacefully in the grass while the ranger has dinner. A wild dog yawns when the ranger approaches, but growls when the ranger's companion comes near. A day or two spent observing such actions should convince even the most skeptical ranger that he's acquired a follower. The DM may verify this conclusion, but is under no o b l i g a t i o n t o d o s o . I f d o u b t r e m a i n s i n t h e r a n g e r ' s m i n d , h e m a y b e a b l e t o a s k a or a similar spell to verify the animal's status. companion to use

Human and demihuman followers tend to express their admiration openly and unambiguously, fawn over the ranger's every utterance, gazing admiringly at him, or offer their assistance at every opportunity. Unless he's exceptionally suspicious or just plain dense, a ranger should have much less trouble recognizing human and demihuman followers.

01-07

Animal, herd (caribou,

reindeer, musk-ox)

Low

08-15

Avian (penguin, tern,

snowy owl)

Low

16-25

Bear (polar)

Med.

26

Elephant (mammoth,

mastodon)*

Med.

27

Elephant (oliphant)*

High

28-30

Great cat (snow leopard)

Med.

31-32

Great cat (giant lynx)*

High

33-34

Great cat (smilodon)*

Med.

35-37

Dog (wild, war)

Med.

38-43

Mammal, small (ermine,

snow hare)

Low

44-45

Remorhaz*

Low

46-49

Seal

Med.

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